15 February, 2018

Unveiling of NZCA’s SS Ventnor memorial

NZCA Auckland Ventnor Tour Ching Ming 7th – 9th April 2018

Join us for this most important Chinese New Zealand history event.

On 7 April 2018 (Ching Ming), we are unveiling the NZCA SS Ventnor memorial - a one-off occasion.

At the same time the Far North District Council will be launching its "Wandering with Ancestors" tourism trail.

To mark the event NZCA Auckland is planning a threeday tour from 7-9 April 2018.

The trip includes:

  • the public unveiling of the memorial in Rawene
  • a powhiri and pilgrimage to the Red Gate in Mitimiti
  • a pilgrimage to Kawerua where Chinese bones are buried.

This is very special as Te Roroa buried our Chinese bones in the same area as their own ancestral burial grounds. A visit to this sacred site cannot be done without iwi guidance and permission.

The tour will cover six sites - Rawene Cemetery, Mitimiti urupā, Signal Station Road, Old Wharf Road, Hokianga Historical Museum, Te Roroa’s Ventnor grove in the Waipoua forest and the Kawerua site.

We have booked a 48-seater bus and pre-booked accommodation at the Opononi Lighthouse Motel and Opononi Hotel.

Excluding accommodation we estimate the cost will be about $250 per person. We will let you know when costings have been finalised

Register your interest and book a seat on the bus or accommodation. Email Connie Kum cojay@xtra.co.nz or Virginia Chong virginia.chong29@gmail.com

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