Moore to Lucy than park

Lucy Moore is probably little more than the name of a park to many local residents, but organisers of a talk this month aim to expand the perception of a Warkworth woman who was a leading scientist of her time.

Dr Lucy Beatrice Moore was born in Warkworth in 1906 and became one of New Zealand’s most respected botanists, publishing many renowned books and encyclopedias on NZ plants. On Tuesday, August 21, Brenda Yoxall of Warkworth District Museum will give a talk on her many achievements and her local family and connections.

The talk is being hosted by Warkworth Library at the Old Masonic Hall in Baxter Street between 11am and 1pm. Entry is free and all are welcome.