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Building a Wharenui

Structure cover image.

by Dougal Austin

This article outlines the process of building a traditional wharenui, including a description of the materials and building techniques used and an explanation of the symbolism and spiritual significance of the wharenui. It also explains how and why processes and materials used to construct wharenui are changing.

Series: Connected 2011 Level 2 – Structure

Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Technology

Curriculum level: 2

Category: Non-fiction

Strand: Geometry and Measurement, Technological knowledge, Nature of technology

In: Connected 2011 Level 2 – Structure

Publication date: January 2011

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