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Agnes Hain, one of Norfolk’s most respected tourism entrepreneurs launched the ‘Walk in the Wild Amazing Natural History of Norfolk Island’ DVD and video 5 years ago.
We now have a digital record of Norfolk’s ecosystem from the volcanic eruption 3 million years ago through to recent times. You can learn about the work to save several of our endemic bird species from extinction. Do you know about the world’s tallest tree fern, how the Providence Petrel saved a settlement, or how the root of the routi tree was distilled to produce alcohol? Be amazed by the bird without a nest, and the bird that can glide for 10 minutes. Wonder, (like us), where the Whale bird goes after leaving Norfolk each year – it remains a mystery. Hear Bubby Evans talk in the Norfolk language about how he supplied the local school with ink from the sap of the bloodwood tree up until the 1940s.
This is sure to become one of those ‘must have’ mementos of a Norfolk visit, with profits from its sale going towards scholarships for young Norfolk Islanders.