In those days the area was just a piece of ragged ground adjacent to the home of James Busby,
co-author of the Treaty document. Today it is a beautifully manicured public property, with tidy grounds and a traditional garden surrounding the museumised Busby house (now called the Treaty House).
Being not far from where I live, it's to that garden that I love to go with my camera. The flowers cultivated by head gardener, Sharon, bring many butterflies to the locality.
Such a great place for butterfly, bee, moth and flower photography. Here are some photos I took during my visit there, yesterday.