Kōrero: Dalmatians

Draining a swamp

Draining a swamp

As the gumfields became depleted, the diggers turned to swamps for kauri gum. Digging ‘on the face’, this gang at Ōmāmari, north of Dargaville, is cutting a 10-metre-deep drain. Once a swamp was drained they would move in with spades and probes. The fact that they worked in large gangs drew resentment from the more solitary British diggers.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 7-A8467
Photograph by E. A. Cook

Permission of Auckland City Libraries Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Dalmatians - Work and war: 1890 to 1930', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/267/draining-a-swamp (accessed 2 March 2024)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015