The Kawrie, Cowrie, or Cowdie Pine (Dammara Australis) is found only in New Zealand.


The heartwood is yellowish white, fine and straight in grain, with a silky lustre on surface.


Generally very free from defects; may be obtained perfectly clean; is very light, strong, and elastic; has an agreeable odour when worked; is less liable to shrink than most firs and pines, except when cut into narrow strips; unites well with glue, and is very durable.


Makes first-rate masts and spars; is used for parts of military bridges; is good for joinery.