Kauri gum diggers

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Information to support your 'Delving into NZ's Past' Y12 assessment

kauri, gum, diggers, New Zealand

Image: Gum diggers
Gum diggers

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Kauri gum diggers’ camp
Kauri gum diggers’ camp

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Image: Diggers scraping kauri gum
Diggers scraping kauri gum

Auckland Libraries

Image: Kauri gum diggers
Kauri gum diggers

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Image: Diggers scraping kauri gum
Diggers scraping kauri gum

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Image: Gum diggers
Gum diggers

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Gum diggers
Gum diggers

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Gum diggers
Gum diggers

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Gum diggers drying kauri gum
Gum diggers drying kauri gum

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Gum diggers
Gum diggers

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Image: Gum diggers
Gum diggers

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Gum diggers selling kauri gum
Gum diggers selling kauri gum

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Gum diggers washing kauri gum
Gum diggers washing kauri gum

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Kauri gum diggers camp at Waipapakauri
Kauri gum diggers camp at Waipapakauri

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Gum diggers spearing for Kauri gum
Gum diggers spearing for Kauri gum

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Kauri gum diggers' camp, North Auckland
Kauri gum diggers' camp, North Auckland

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Kauri gum diggers' camp, North Auckland
Kauri gum diggers' camp, North Auckland

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Kauri gum diggers, Northland region
Kauri gum diggers, Northland region

Alexander Turnbull Library

KAURI GUM: Gum-digging

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Image: Gum diggers weighing sacks of Kauri gum
Gum diggers weighing sacks of Kauri gum

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Unidentified male gum digger
Unidentified male gum digger

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Gum diggers at Sweetwater
Gum diggers at Sweetwater

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Gum diggers, Northland
Gum diggers, Northland

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Gum digger, Northland region
Gum digger, Northland region

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Gum digger and hut
Gum digger and hut

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Maori gum diggers
Maori gum diggers

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Gum digger’s licence
Gum digger’s licence

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Image: Gum diggers' camp
Gum diggers' camp

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Gum diggers' homes, Northland
Gum diggers' homes, Northland

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Dalmatian gum diggers
Dalmatian gum diggers

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Gum-digger’s hut

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Image: Portrait taken amongst kauri gum diggers, Te Papa
Portrait taken amongst kauri gum diggers, Te Papa

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Image: Gum diggers playing cards in camp
Gum diggers playing cards in camp

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Gum diggers' camp, North Auckland
Gum diggers' camp, North Auckland

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Gum diggers tug-of-war match
Gum diggers tug-of-war match

Alexander Turnbull Library

Kauri gum and gum digging: The industry

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

KAURI GUM. (Star, 22 March 1898)

National Library of New Zealand