Percy Smith (aka Tatty) is a grandson of early pioneering settlers, Richard and Catherine Smith. Tatty and his sisters, Mavis and Clarice, played an important role in establishing the Museum and Tat was well known for turning his hands to anything practical that was required.
Tat has until recently been fulfilling the starring role of The Kauri Museum’s Gumdigger, carving gum while seated outside the Bushman’s Hut in our Gumdigger Display.
A fellow can get itchy feet after sitting still for such a long time and after discussion with Museum staff, Tatty has made the decision to embark on a big adventure and find a new home within the Museum. Follow Tatty in his very own blog to find out what he gets up to next.