Launch of Kākāpō Keeper by Gay Buckingham

17 December 2021 5:30pm — 6:30pm

You are warmly invited to the launch of Kākāpō Keeper by Gay Buckingham, published by One Tree House.

When: 5.30-6.30pm, Friday 17 December 2021
Where: Toiora Cohousing, Mornington, Dunedin (entrance from carpark in 7 Montpelier St)
RSVP: by 14 December – very helpful for catering purposes!
Please Note: A valid My Vaccine Pass is required to attend


Inspired by a true story, Kākāpō Keeper is a tale of New Zealand history and conservation efforts for 8-14 year olds.

It reads as a (fictional) diary by Andrew Burt (14), who has been employed as the assistant to Richard Henry the Chief Conservator based in Dusky Sound from July 1894 to June 1908. Henry has been charged with preserving birds on specific islands in the area, and to add to them.

Each chapter starts with a lift from Andrew's diary as he recounts the action of the day, and through his eyes we follow the struggle to save New Zealand’s endangered wildlife. He has also included interesting maps, curios and information in pages lifted from his field guide.

Includes information about the birds and their predators and resources about the real events of Henry's research.

The books will be available to purchase on the night – it is $29.99.


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