Kōrero: Kauri gum and gum digging

Kauri gum diggers’ camp

Kauri gum diggers’ camp

This camp is on a Northland forest edge, around 1910. The huts are a timber-framed lean-to and an A-frame structure roofed with nīkau fronds. The tools are different from those used to find gum on the mānuka scrublands. Many of the men are holding grubbers, used to search around the base and roots of large kauri trees.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
Reference: 1/1-006374; G
Photograph by Arthur James Northwood

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Kauri gum and gum digging - The gum diggers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12958/kauri-gum-diggers-camp (accessed 8 December 2021)

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