Kōrero: Kauri gum and gum digging

Gum digger’s licence

Gum digger’s licence

The 1898 Kauri Gum Industry Act and its 1908 amendment required gum diggers working on government land to be licensed. This 1947 licence cost £2 and allowed Tony Yelash of Ahipara to dig for gum on government-owned gum reserves for one year.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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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/mi/ephemera/12956/gum-diggers-licence (accessed 8 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007