We step into a beautiful green clearing surrounded by bush. A swamp wallaby is grazing by a pond, there's pair of king parrots in a tree and the smell of burning eculypt in the air. "Hey" calls out Uncle Noel who we haven't seen since...Read more
For History TeachersFormer Head of the NSW History Teachers Association, Bernie Howitt was one of our first visitors to experience Poihākena tours: stories of Māori in Sydney. Here's his review of the tour published in the September 2014 edition of the NSW History Teachers Association newsletter. Kia ora, thank you Bernie!
Excursion suggestion - Kotahi Tourism’s Poihākena Tour"You may not...
Matariki is a small star cluster also known as Pleiades and the Seven Sisters (Subaru in Japanese). Matariki celebrations usually begin on the day of the first new moon following its appearance in the pre-dawn sky in New Zealand in late May/early June. Traditionally Matariki is the time to prepare the land for crops, plant trees,...Read more
- Poihākena is the Te Reo Māori word for Port Jackson - Sydney
- Māori have been coming to Australia since April 15th 1793
- Māori taonga (cultural treasures) have been found in The Rocks
- 1 in 5 Māori now live in Australia