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Sat, 27 Jan


St John's Anglican Cathedral, Parramatta

Māori and Marsden: a walk through Parramatta

Join author, historian and criminologist Maarama Kāmira on a walk around Parramatta viewed through a New Zealand lens. The tour sets the scene for next month's study tour to Auckland and the Bay of Islands, however places are also open to general members.

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Māori and Marsden: a walk through Parramatta
Māori and Marsden: a walk through Parramatta

Time & Location

27 Jan 2024, 10:30 am – 28 Jan 2024, 12:00 pm

St John's Anglican Cathedral, Parramatta, 195 Church St, Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia

About the event

Maarama tells the stories of St John’s Anglican Cathedral, Parramatta Town Hall, Old Government House and the Old Kings School from a unique perspective, recalling when the Reverend Samuel Marsden hosted Māori in the early 19th century.

Highlights include:

  • the intricately carved font that was gifted to St John's by Māori
  • the site of Marsden's parsonages
  • the place where the very first New Zealand Rugby Football team played!

The 90-minute walk starts and finishes at St John's Cathedral which is five minutes from Parramatta Station. Good walking shoes are recommended. 

Maarama (Nga Puhi, Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Ngati Whakaue, Ngati Kanguru) is the author of 'Māori Trade & Relations in Parramatta' and is currently completing her doctorate on Wāhine Māori in Australia.

Image: Edward Mason From the collections of the State Library of New South Wales [PXC 459, 15] (Mitchell Library)

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