Kōrero: Northland region

Gum-digger’s hut

Gum-digger’s hut

This photograph from about 1910 shows the very basic living conditions endured by kauri-gum diggers, who were spread throughout Northland in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many were Dalmatians who had emigrated to New Zealand from Croatia for a better life. When the gum trade failed, they moved on to work such as farming, fishing and winemaking.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
Reference: 1/1-006309; G

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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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - European settlement: 1840–1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7606/gum-diggers-hut (accessed 14 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015