In the Middle Sepik area the haus tambarins are massive structures, often over 50 m long and with a saddleback roof rising to a spire at each end up to 25 m high.
Holy Trinity, which has 12th century foundations, medieval stained glass, 18th century box pews and an unusual saddleback roof, was rescued from oblivion by Goodramgate's traders, who evolved into the Friends of Holy Trinity.
But to the right of the track there rose a high saddleback hill.
The saddleback , a black wattlebird with a tan saddle of feathers on its back and a pendulous orange wattle at the base of its bill, has been translocated 27 times since 1925 and now inhabits approximately 16 islands.
We can still listen to the songs of the kokako and saddleback , and the booming of the kakapo.
Working within the constraints of strict planning codes, which imposing the style of local farmhouses stipulated a saddleback roof form with projecting eaves.
Nicky, a six-year-old British saddleback , is one of the star attractions at the 4.5 acre farm that offers youngsters from Southampton the chance to interact with animals and learn about the farming environment.
So I bought three saddleback pigs, and I fed them and that was that.
But by now biologists have observed them attacking adult saddlebacks (a native songbird whose numbers are dwindling) and devouring eggs of the little shearwater (a native petrel).
Williamson begins his journey among the bellbirds and saddlebacks of the Wattle Track on Tiritiri Matangi Island in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.