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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