Story: Rural language

Snig-track

Snig-track

To snig means to drag, and a snig-track was a path along which a load could be dragged. A team of bullocks haul a huge kauri log along this snig-track, in Northland in the 19th century.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
Reference: 1/2-090948; F
Photograph by Arthur James Northwood

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How to cite this page:

Dianne Bardsley, 'Rural language - Settling the land', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18600/snig-track (accessed 5 June 2020)

Story by Dianne Bardsley, published 24 Nov 2008