Story: Rural language

Spaniard (1st of 2)

Spaniard

The spiky Spaniard (Aciphylla spp., also known as taramea) was a hazard for South Island settlers attempting to cross the country on foot or horse.

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Dianne Bardsley, 'Rural language - Farming difficulties', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18604/spaniard (accessed 9 April 2020)

Story by Dianne Bardsley, published 24 Nov 2008