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Groo Groo Tree part L0

Groo Groo Tree part L0

Artist: Bridgens, Richard

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1836

Shelfmark: 789.g.13

Item number: Plate 24

Length: 26.7

Width: 37.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

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Illustration from Richard Bridgens' 'West Indian Scenery.' The 'groo groo' tree had a dense coating of woody fibre covering its trunk which contained worms. These worms were eaten as a delicacy. To the left of the tree is the plantation owner's house. Some of the houses were made of stone but most were wooden. The smaller building is the kitchen. To the right is the boiling house and the bell which was used to signal working hours on the plantation.

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