The contribution made by Tiritiri Matangi Island volunteers to conservation is highlighted in an exhibit at Auckland Museum, which opens on March 11.
It features a few artifacts, including a spade used by the original planters of natives on the island.
Tiritiri’s bulletin Dawn Chorus quotes natural science curator Josie Galbraith as saying it’s a really good time to look at the success of the Tiri project and what it can tell us about how we might deal with some of the huge issues that face us now.
“It changed the way conservation work is looked at and introduced the concept of people power.”
The exhibit is part of a new gallery that highlights tales of Auckland and its people.