Join us for this one-off, public reading of a play in development, written and performed by actor, journalist and broadcaster Elisabeth Easther. When Elisabeth first stumbled upon the writings of ornithologist Perrine Moncrieff - more specifically her 1925 field guide New Zealand Birds and How To Identify Them - she was astonished that Perrine was not better remembered.
To remedy that historical amnesia, A Rare Bird explores the audacious exploits of an extraordinary woman in a male-dominated world, and reveals the vital role Perrine Moncrieff played in conserving the flora and fauna of Aotearoa.
The reading will be followed by a Q&A session.
Sponsored by Grassroots Trust
Accessibility: Wheelchair friendly event
Elisabeth Easther is a writer, actor and broadcaster. Writing for magazines, newspapers and the stage she also works for a number of conservation organisations and is fixated on pest control, weeding, litter collection and marine protection. She also likes to ride her bike wherever possible in favour of using a car even if it means she looks relatively disheveled whenever she goes anywhere.
University of Waikato, Tauranga Campus