Captain Cook’s silver fernsNgā kaponga ā Kāpene Kuki

Part of the podcast series Ours aired on RNZ. Episode 1.

Silver ferns collected on Cook’s first voyage to New Zealand tell stories of science and exploration, and of the Māori concept of time. Historian Dame Anne Salmond and botany curator Leon Perrie bring their perspectives to these fragile symbols of Aotearoa. 

This podcast is a co-creation of RNZ, Te Papa, and media production company Bird of Paradise.

See the silver fern specimens collected by Banks and Solander

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