Story: Kauri gum and gum digging

Shipping gum

Shipping gum

At Ahipara around 1910, a barge has been loaded with sacks of kauri gum from bullock-drawn carts. The barge was taking the load out to the coastal steamer Chelmsford, visible on the horizon. The steamer would then carry the sacks to Auckland’s wharves.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
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Photograph by Arthur James Northwood

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Carl Walrond, 'Kauri gum and gum digging - The industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 January 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Sep 2007