Maori bird snaring perch The Maori "pae" or bird snaring perch. The loose cords shewn, when pulled taut, would imprison the bird's legs. These Pae" were fastened to [the] end of a long pole, & then pushed up among the branches of a tree wheron birds were known to alight. When a bird was caught, the "Pae" was lowered, the bird put in the hunter's bag & the snare reset.
[New Zealand Government] :Did YOU start all this? You don't know into whose hands your letter may fall or how far your information may go. You must be more than cautious of what you write in a letter. Remember you are a soldier. And you are the one who will get it "in the neck" first, if the enemy hears something useful. E V Paul, Government Printer, Wellington [1940s]