Kōrero: Northland region

Digging kauri gum

Digging kauri gum

As they gradually lost their land, Māori in the north were often forced into manual work to make a living. One common occupation between 1870 and 1935 was digging for kauri gum in wetlands and swamps, where kauri forests had once stood.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
Reference: 1/1-009777; G

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - Māori society: 1840–1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7600/digging-kauri-gum (accessed 15 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015