Poihākena tours win 2015 National Trust Heritage Award

National Trust Media Release May 18 2015

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.

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For history teachers

For History Teachers

  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

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Poihākena Tours: Stories of Māori in Sydney

  • 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
Poihākena tours: stories of Māori in Sydney launches on the 221st anniversary of the first recorded arrival of Māori in Sydney. Developed by...
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