Redwood Bush, Tawa
This book will be launched at 6pm on Tuesday 18 October 2022 in the Tawa Community Centre, Cambridge Street.
This is author, Gilbert (Gil.) Roper’s third publication relating to Tawa. He was motivated to write this new book: Redwood Bush, Tawa after reading how Redwood Bush was saved when the Redwood subdivision began making inroads into the native bush for housing development in the 1970s. Many Tawa residents objected seeing pristine native bush destroyed. Ultimately, the Tawa Borough Council secured a loan from The Treasury to purchase the area as a reserve. Today it’s an invaluable recreational resource of mature lowland native bush.
This new publication is sponsored by the Friends of Tawa Bush Reserves (FOTBR). See: https://tawabush.org.nz
The colour-illustrated, 160-page, A4 size book features:
- native bush in Tawa at the time of pioneer settlement
- some history of the Redwood subdivision
- residents of Tawa protest and action is taken
- recollections by residents of changes in Redwood Bush over time
- walking Redwood Bush in the present day
- visual details of the native flora and birds in Redwood Bush and how these have changed
- lizard studies, lichens and fungi recorded in Redwood Bush
- pest control and the resurgence of the flora and fauna
- information on a new signed botanical walk in Redwood Bush.
See more of Gil’s Books on Tawa Reserves here