Story: Whakairo – Māori carving

Carving a meeting house, 1986

Carving a meeting house, 1986

Andree Brett was one of several carvers who worked on Tāne-nui-a-Rangi, the meeting house at Waipapa marae, Auckland University. He is seen here during the construction of Waipapa in 1986. Brett is using a wide range of chisels and a round wooden mallet. A partially completed poupou (wall carving) is seen at right.

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University of Auckland, Department of Anthropology, Anthropology Photographic Archive
Reference: 436238
Photograph by Andree Brett

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Brett Graham, 'Whakairo – Māori carving - Carving materials and techniques', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2024)

Story by Brett Graham, published 22 Oct 2014