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It is worth the 30 minute trip to Owenga to visit the statue of Tommy Solomon which is situated at Manukau. To complete the story make sure you visit Kopinga Marae they are open for guided tours on a Wednesday at 10.00am. Make sure you...More
Great to go to Tommy,s memorial with one of his descendants and hear the human stories, behind it. They are looking at ways to repair /replace the statue, we thought later that if they copied the statue in concrete and had the face made in...More
In itself, this is a cement statue of Tommy looking out to see from a fenced enclosure on the Solomon Estate (farm). You need a history or a guide to understand the full significance but the scenic road trip out from Waitangi to this site...More