Story: Te ngahere – forest lore

Ponga

Ponga

Fronds of ponga or silver fern were laid silver-side up on tracks to mark the way – at night they would be illuminated by burning torches.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Te ngahere – forest lore - Tree ferns', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14077/ponga (accessed 2 August 2021)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Sep 2007