Story: Kauri gum and gum digging

Gum digger’s licence

Gum digger’s licence

The 1898 Kauri Gum Industry Act and its 1908 amendment required gum diggers working on government land to be licensed. This 1947 licence cost £2 and allowed Tony Yelash of Ahipara to dig for gum on government-owned gum reserves for one year.

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Carl Walrond, 'Kauri gum and gum digging - The gum diggers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 January 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Sep 2007