Monday, October 5, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Maori Bone Carving

This is Raukawa from Room 8 whose just finished a five week course in Bone Carving as part of his elective options at Melville Intermediate School. Throughout the tour of the workshop you'll here the term Matua - this is Maori and loosely translated as 'teacher' or 'mentor' and is used with the first name of the teacher as a sign of respect. Filmed by Michael at Melville Intermediate on Thursday 24th September 2009.


  1. Kia Ora Raukawa,
    Thank you for showing us and explaining some of what you did to make your bone carving. Did you come up with your own design or did Matua give you all a copy of what you had to do?

    Miss Lavakula

  2. Hi Raukawa & classmates. Thanks for sharing your bone carving. it looks very interesting. You seem to have a very well-equipped technology area at your school. Very lucky!

  3. The students had the opportunity to create thier own designs for this project, although it was based on traditional Maori designs to inspire the students.