Kauri gum; XTS.2614.1


Kauri gum

About this object

Kauri gum; a piece of kauri gum.

During the 19th and early 20th centuries kauri gum provided an important mining industry throughout the Coromandel Peninsula. It was exported to London and America, where its main use was in the manufacture of varnish, and later linoleum.

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Collection of Thames School of Mines, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Object Type

Kauri gum

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