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  • My mother bottled, jammed and dried a great variety, and to that sweet store, my dad added comb honey extracted from the hives lodged under the stand of blue-gum eucalyptus trees.

    Family life

  • My mother bottled, jammed and dried a great variety, and to that sweet store, my dad added comb honey extracted from the hives lodged under the stand of blue-gum eucalyptus trees.

    Family life

  • The man himself is making a fire under a giant blue-gum.

    Australia's Own School of Landscape Painting II

  • The man himself is making a fire under a giant blue-gum.

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  • So far, he has built three windmills in his yard here, using blue-gum trees and bicycle parts.

    A Young Tinkerer

  • The contraption causing all the fuss is a tower made from lashed-together blue-gum tree trunks.

    A Young Tinkerer

  • In this strip, which was filled with greenery, little sun fell: two thick fir trees and a monstrous blue-gum stood there; high bushes screened the fence; jessamine climbed the wall of the house and encircled the bedroom windows; and on the damp and shady ground only violets grew.

    The Getting of Wisdom

  • We halted on a slope about three-quarters of a mile outside the town, which in its essential features is remarkably like Krugersdorp, the streets being lined with tall blue-gum trees, and the plan of course rectangular, with the usual market square in the centre.

    The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War With a Description of the Operations in the Aden Hinterland

  • For instance, the first thing that caught my eye was the gigantic trunk of an Australian blue-gum tree, which had attained to a girth and height not often seen in its own land.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 098, February, 1876

  • The smell of blue-gum fires, of the oil that Lady Charles burnt in the drawing-room, and of cabbage-tree bloom would come out through the open door to greet her.

    Death of a Peer

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