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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