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Kauri forest gumdiggers [picture] / Josiah Martin
Bib ID 735998
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Martin, Josiah, F.G.S
 
Online Versions
Description 1894 or 1895 
1 photograph : albumen ; 15.3 x 20.5 cm. 
Series

Album of the Boileau family's voyage from England to Australia in 1894-1895.

Notes

Title from caption.

Inscription: "Kauri forest gum diggers. JM 546"--On image lower centre.

In: Album of the Boileau family's voyage from England to Australia in 1894-1895.

Image depicts six men and one boy digging up the buried deposits of gum that the vanished kauri forest has left behind. There is also a young girl and a dog. Implements used include every day spades as well as a steel spike known as a gum spear for locating the resin beneath the soil.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-138634577

Subjects Kauri gum industry -- New Zealand -- Photographs.

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PIC/9294/203 LOC Album 21 Large Albums Special Collections Reading Room

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