Tawa history already noted
I thank Peter Graham for his congratulations regarding the Tawa Historical Society’s most recent publication, A History of Tawa, (October 28).
I note his interest in the preEuropean history of Tawa, and his assumption, based on a recent article in the newspaper, that the book does not include any reference to the Maori occupation of the area in pre-European times.
I also note that he is looking forward to reading the book, now available from the Mervyn Kemp Library in Tawa.
On reading it, he will find in the first chapter considerable material related to the preEuropean period of our history, and to Maori in particular. In the second chapter he will also find that the Maori viewpoint of, and response to, European settlement, is given its proper place.
We had a fabulous turnout and were delighted to raise just over $1000 for this charity that rescues children from desperate circumstances.
Thanks to everyone who came along and supported this cause.