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Welcome to the SS Ventnor site


In 1902 the SS Ventnor sank off New Zealand’s Hokianga coast.  With it went the remains of 500 Chinese goldminers: men who had come to New Zealand to seek their fortune but who died far from home and family.  Some of the bones were washed ashore and buried by local iwi.

Now, over 100 years later, the descendants of the early settler Chinese community will be returning to the Hokianga to pay their respects to the lost men and thank the iwi who have cared for their bones.

Find out more . . .


Wellington, Friday 28 September 2012, PechaKucha night

Lynette and Kirsten will be presenting at the PechaKucha night in Wellington on Friday, 28 September, 7.30pm, Downstage Theatre. Tickets: $10 cash (available from 6pm on the night)

As well as “Spirits on a distant shore”, the presentation on the Ventnor, there’s lots of other awesome presentations in the PechaKucha format and all based on a “Moon” theme in honour of the upcoming Moon festival. Join us for a great night!