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Kauri gum

Kauri trees naturally ooze resin that hardens to form amber-like masses (true amber is fossilised tree resin). The resin is flammable and can be used to light fires and torches....

Kauri gum

Kauri trees naturally ooze resin that hardens to form amber-like masses (true amber is fossilised tree resin). The resin is flammable and can be used to light fires and torches....

Kauri gum

Kauri trees naturally ooze resin that hardens to form amber-like masses (true amber is fossilised tree resin). The resin is flammable and can be used to light fires and torches....

Java almond: Manila elemi: brea

A quantity of loose resin fragments wrapped in a natural fibre package, tied off at both ends. Resin from the Javan almond is used in traditional medicine to treat lung...

Pipe gamboge

The label on the box reads ‘Pipe gamboge, Hypocrea galatina’ but RAMM is unable to verify the scientific name. The resin comes from a collection of specimens and photos chiefly...

Gum ammoniacum

This gum is from a collection of specimens and photos chiefly concerned with economic botany collected by J R Jackson of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It is hardened plant...

Vilingi or piringi

Such whistles are made by girls who play them whilst dancing. Shrill whistles are meant to accompany the drumming. Two hollow sticks of cane are attached at one end with...

Spear thrower

Notes from a research visit by Gaye Sculthorpe, Curator of Oceanic Collections at the British Museum, 8-9/07/2015: This is a very old specimen from Western Australia, south-west Western Australia. A...

Spear thrower

A very old specimen with wooden peg attached set in with resin and sinew. The handle includes a large spinifex resin terminal and the wood body appears to have...