There’s a whole new experience for visitors to the NSW South Coast with the launch of Conjola Tours this week as part of the 2016 National Trust Heritage Festival. Inspired by the festival theme "Discoveries and rediscoveries", Conjola tours shares intriguing stories of history, heritage and natural environment on a leisurely 2-hour guided walk at Lake...Read more
We're all standing on sacred groundThe Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour takes place in Tallawalladah (The Rocks) on Gadigal Country. "I'd been living in Australia and working in The Rocks for a few years before I met Aunty Margret Campbell and experienced The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour. The 'birthplace of the nation' stories I'd been learning about...
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