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Māori history and heritage in NSW spans 223 years, interwoven with the national narrative of both Australia and New Zealand. With intriguing stories of trade, love, migration, war, visiting Māori Chiefs and archeological discoveries of Māori taonga (treasured objects) in NSW, Hohepa Ruhe’s talk gives a Māori perspective to the history of NSW, and connects past to present where one in five Māori now live in Australia.

Hohepa Ruhe_profile picHohepa Ruhe is the Director and Co-Founder of Kotahi Tourism – an award winning heritage tourism business offering Māori and Indigenous tours and education programs in Sydney and coastal NSW. Hohepa has worked on tour development, guide training and exhibition interpretation at Te Papa Tongarewa – The Museum of New Zealand and The Rocks Discovery Museum. Hohepa is New Zealand Māori of Ngā Puhi, Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Toa and Ngāti Raukawa, and moved to Australia in 2001.

Listen to Ruhe talking to Radio New Zealand about fascinating stories of Māori in colonial Sydney
Listen here

Proudly presented as part of the History Council of NSW’s Speaker Connect program for History Week 2016.

When: Sunday 4 September 2016, 5:00pm
Where: Addison Road Community Centre
142 Addison Road, Marrickville NSW 2204
Cost: Free – Register now.
Presented by the Addison Road Community Centre.

Image: The Whalers Arms Hotel, corner of Gloucester Street and Cumberland Place, The Rocks (NSW) [Rocks Resumption photographic survey], courtesy State Records NSW

History Week Neighbours postcardThis event is part of
History Week: Neighbours
3-11 September 2016
Presented by the History Council of NSW
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