Mur­ray to lead Tawa tour


The his­toric Bartlett Homestead in Ox­ford St is one of 10 points of in­ter­est that will fea­ture in a com­mu­nity walk through Tawa next month.

Bruce Mur­ray, chair­man of the Tawa His­toric So­ci­ety, will share his knowl­edge of the homestead and sev­eral other sig­nif­i­cant lo­ca­tions around the sub­urb.

The homestead was built in the 1860s by Nathaniel and Sarah Bartlett.

It was used as a club­house for the Ranui Golf Club in the 1930s and to­day is a fam­ily home.

The bucket tree in Bosco­bel Lane will be an­other tour high­light. It is reg­is­tered as a no­table tree and is more than 100 years old. The tree stands on land for­merly owned by Wil­liam Earp, a Tawa pi­o­neer.

‘‘Peo­ple are in­ter­ested in the his­tory of where they live and there’s plenty to talk about,’’ Mur­ray said.

Gary Den­ton, from the Ro­tary Club of Tawa, said more than 200 peo­ple turned up for the last walk. Mem­bers of the ro­tary club and fire brigade will also be tak­ing part.


Gary Den­ton, left, and Bruce Mur­ray are keen for Tawa lo­cals to learn more about the sub­urb they live in.

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