Off the Farm - Kauri Tree Gum display at the Matakohe Museum
I visited the Matakohe Museum earlier this year just to take photos. They have a fantastic display covering the Kauri timber industry as well the gumdiggers that used to dig up Kauri gum for a living. A lot of it was shipped overseas during the nineteenth century to be used as glue. These days people make jewellery out of it. The snail shell in the photo is a Kauri Snail. These big snails are now rare and not found in very many places. They are also carnivorous and don't eat Kauri trees!