Story: Building stone

Carving Ōamaru stone

Carving Ōamaru stone

Because it can be readily shaped, Ōamaru stone is a favourite material for carvers. A carving competition has been held for many years on the Wellington waterfront. Marie Moanaroa-Parata-Munroe’s emerging sculpture, in the 1995 contest, has a motherhood theme.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1995/0331
Photograph by Ray Pigney

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How to cite this page:

Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, 'Building stone - Limestone and marble', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8076/carving-oamaru-stone (accessed 17 September 2019)

Story by Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, published 12 Jun 2006