Story: Ethnic and religious intolerance

Dalmatian gum diggers

Dalmatian gum diggers

In the hunt for kauri gum this gang of Dalmatians is draining the Aranga Swamp at Maunganui Bluff, Northland, in 1899. One possible explanation for these unpleasant working conditions is that the Kauri-gum Industry Act of the previous year had reserved more desirable locations for British-born diggers.

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Paul Spoonley, 'Ethnic and religious intolerance - Intolerance towards European immigrants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/28171/dalmatian-gum-diggers (accessed 27 September 2021)

Story by Paul Spoonley, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Jun 2018