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8 October 2022

Meet Julia

Full name?

Julia Mage'au Gray

Where do you connect to in PNG?

Oaisaka, Mekeo - Central Province

Funniest / touching childhood memory?

I remember having malaria and was out with fever and my Bubu Etoli cried and held me in her arms rocking me back and forth 🤍

What are you passionate about and how did this come about?

I’m passionate about our old cultural practices and how to maintain and develop them to reflect our culture and heritage today for our next generation.

Favourite food from ples?

Oaga, Mud Crab, Pitpit, Saksak … anything cooked with those ingredients = happiness.

Favourite spot to eat in Aotearoa?

Mamak Takapuna & El Humero.

Are you reading anything interesting right now?

My students weekly notes (Pacific Music and Dance 210 at UoA)

What song were you just listening to?

Louder than bombs, BTS

Are you bingeing any shows?

Always… current K drama = Cafe Minamdang.

Share an image and quote that resonates with you and let us know why.

Sunameke ethos, 'From old to new old… that’s how we go forward'.


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