Kangaroo Leather Entry in the Encyclopaedia Britannica MDCCCLXXXII

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Kangaroo Leather.–The Australian colonists have turned their attention to the preparation of leather from the skins of the kangaroo, wallaby, and other marsupials native to their continent. These skins are both tanned and tawed, the principal tanning agent being mimosa bark, which abounds in Australia. The leathers they yield are of excellent quality, strong, and elastic, and rival in texture and appearance the kid of European tanners. The circumstance that the animals exist only in the wild state rendered this a limited and insecure source of leather.