In every corner of Australia, communities and individuals band together to bring to life our historical and cultural landmarks. These people have been honoured by the National Trust at this year’s Heritage Festival Awards for their outstanding contributions to Australia’s heritage landmarks.
Te Kupu o te Wiki, the Māori word of the week is Poihākena (Sydney). Poihākena stands on Gadigal Country – always has been, always will be. Poihākena is a transliteration of Port Jackson - Sydney.Poihākena tours:...
Former 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
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,...