Gum Collection; 643

Name/Title

Gum Collection

About this object

Collected by Charles Edward Hogan (Snr. born 1865) and his son Charles Hogan (Jnr. born 1896) They lived on Black Swamp Road, Mangawai. Men would sit around the campfire on the gum fields and polish the gum. They would use a thick paste of whiting powder and linseed oil. They would whittle a small shaving from the surface of the gum with a cut throat razor, apply the paste, and rub in a circular motion to polish the gum. A lot of patience was required.

Object Type

Kauri Gum

Object number

643

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