Kōrero: Kauri gum and gum digging

Weighing gum

Weighing gum

Men hold a sack of kauri gum while the buyer crouches to read the scales, around 1910. Once a week the buyer would visit the gum diggers’ camps. He was also the local storekeeper, and would deliver food and other supplies.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
Reference: 1/1-011226; G
Photograph by Arthur James Northwood

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Kauri gum and gum digging - The industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12969/weighing-gum (accessed 28 November 2021)

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