Story: Regional economies

Kauri gum diggers (2nd of 2)

Kauri gum diggers

Kauri gum, along with kauri timber, was a product of the north’s extractive economy. As with the timber industry, gum waned as tracts were exploited, and swamp gave way to a regional economy based on farming.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Regional economies - Development of regional economies, 1850 to 1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 July 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 11 Mar 2010