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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Virginia Chong email@example.com
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