Story: Kauri gum and gum digging

Tree climbing

Watch a man demonstrate how he used to climb kauri trees to cut them so they would bleed gum. Here he is working for the New Zealand Forest Service and is collecting cones, not gum.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: New Zealand Mirror 6. National Film Unit, 1950

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Kauri gum and gum digging - Gum digging methods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 January 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Sep 2007