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Maori Kauri gum diggers ready for a day's work, 1914

Reference Number: 1/1-009777-G

A group of Maori gum diggers (men and women) equiped with the tools of their trade, ready to start a days work. The group has been photographed in a swamp from which they extract gum. Photograph taken 1914 by Arthur Northwood.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Northland Region, Gum diggers, Swamps - New Zealand - Northland Region, Kauri gum and Maori.

Part of:
Northwood brothers :Photographs of Northland, Reference Number PA-Group-00027 (873 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative 6.5 x 8.5 inches. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Negatives are not available for viewing. Surrogate copies will be provided.

Citation: Any publication or exhibition must be accompanied by the credit "Northwood Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library"

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures634. Gum Industry. 1914.(PFP-016886)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom left: Ready for work Maori gumdiggers. 43.; Photographer's title on negative - bottom right: A Northwood. Protd. 1.8.14

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