Story: Kauri gum and gum digging

Dalmatian card game

These Dalmatian gum diggers are enjoying a card game – probably on a Sunday. Most of them worked six days a week and spent Sundays playing games and relaxing. Listen to ‘Song of the digger’, a traditional New Zealand folk song.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
Reference: 1/1-011230; G
Photograph by Arthur James Northwood

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Carl Walrond, 'Kauri gum and gum digging - The gum diggers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/12954/dalmatian-card-game (accessed 19 October 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Sep 2007