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.