Story: Kauri gum and gum digging

Gum exports, 1853–1962

Gum exports, 1853–1962

Exports of kauri gum grew rapidly from the 1860s, and peaked in 1900. But the decline was even more rapid, and by the 1940s the gum digging industry was almost finished.

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Source: Alfred Reed, The kauri gumdiggers. 3rd ed. Auckland: Bush, 2006

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Carl Walrond, 'Kauri gum and gum digging - The industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 January 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Sep 2007