Booklet of gun licence butts; New Zealand Government; 1914-1949; 2004.16.1 to 2

Name/Title

Booklet of gun licence butts

About this object

Booklet of gun licence butts
2004.16.1 Original booklet butt for gun licence, Ahipara Gumfields 1914-1949
2004.16.2 Original booklet butt for gun licence, Ahipara Gumfields 1946-1947

The payment for Gum License’s was collected under the direction of the Commissioner of Crown Lands, with the person collecting the fee’s receiving 10% commission. In 1914, Reginald Palmer GREVILLE was the Kauri Gum Superintendent and by 1921 he was also Commissioner for Crown Lands and the Chief Surveyor for the North Auckland District. Basil KING was the Commissioner of Crown Lands during 1944 –1945 when some of these Ordinary Licence Fees were collected by James S. Houston who lived in the Ahipara area at that time and signed himself as a Gum Ranger.

Under the Kauri Gum Industry Act 1908, a gum-diggers licence could either be a “special” licence or an “ordinary” licence. The special licence was issued only to British subjects by birth or naturalisation in New Zealand. It entitled the holder to dig for gum on all lands in the special district to which the license applied, on the Kauri-gum reserves of such district, and on unoccupied Crown lands not included in the forest reservations.

The ordinary license was issued to diggers who were not British subjects. It entitled the holder to dig for gum in the Kauri-gum district for which it was issued, and on unoccupied Crown lands not included in the forest reservations, but did not entitle the holder to dig on the kauri-gum reserves.

Maker

New Zealand Government

Maker Role

attributed to

Date Made

1914-1949

Place Made

Oceania,New Zealand,Northland,Far North,Ahipara

Medium and Materials

processed material,paper

Measurements

2004.16.1 l 126 mm x w 92 mm x h 7 mm
2004.16.2 l 138 mm x w 127 mm x h 8 mm

Collection

Te Ahu Heritage Museum

Object number

2004.16.1 to 2

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