Story: Rivers

Fording a river (3rd of 3)

Fording a river

A ford across the shallowest part of a river was sometimes the only route to the other side. Artist Christopher Aubrey depicts a horse-drawn wagon crossing a ford in Jacob’s River (now known as the Aparima River), near Wrey’s Bush, Southland, in 1887. A lone rider shows the way.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-126-007
Watercolour by Christopher Aubrey

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David Young, 'Rivers - The impact of European settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 October 2021)

Story by David Young, published 24 Sep 2007