The design and build of a whare manu utilizing the birds of Project Island Song. By Ngārchitec/ture.

A taxonomy of kākahu: kahu huruhuru, kahu kiwi, kahu kuri and korowai.

A kahu huruhuru is a feathered kākahu (weaver Erenora Puketapu-Hetet has used different birds).

A kahu kiwi is a kiwi feathered kākahu (weaver Erenora Puketapu-Hetet).

A korowai is a hukahuka, or tassled, kākahu (weaver Dame Rangimarie Hetet).

Identification and description of feathers. By Hokimate P. Hardwood

Belly feathers from an (a) albino North Island kiwi; (b) rump feathers from a pheasant (c) underwing covert feathers from a North Island kākā (d) back feathers from a kākāpō’s_MAori_cloaks/download

ABSTRACT: For the first time, scientific research was undertaken to identify the feathers to species level contained in 110 cloaks (käkahu) held in the Mäori collections of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa). Methods of feather identification involved a visual comparison of cloak feathers with museum bird specimens and analysis of the microscopic structure of the down of feathers to verify bird order. The feathers of more than 30 species of bird were identified in the cloaks, and consisted of a wide range of native and introduced bird species. This study provides insight into understanding the knowledge and production surrounding the use of materials in the cloaks; it also documents the species of bird and the use of feathers included in the cloaks in Te Papa’s collections from a need to have detailed and accurate museum records.

KEYWORDS: Mäori feather cloaks, käkahu, cloak weaving, birds, feathers, harakeke, microscopic feather identification, barbule, nodes, New Zealand.

Grey Warbler. Grey warbler. Adult on reeds. Nelson sewage ponds, July 2015. Image © Rebecca Bowater by Rebecca Bowater FPSNZ AFIAP

How To Make A Thesis. By Anthony Hoete.

  1. Write The Research Question.
  2. Read How To Write A Thesis By Umberto Eco.
  3. Make The Thesis as a Book. Assume 300pp say for 20,000 words.
  4. Add content. Assume minimum rate of 2,000 words pcm.
  5. Recall: You are not Proust. Do not write long sentences.” Your Research Question might be your longest sentence.
Deconstructing the Research Question as:
Inquisitive + Subject + Site + Architecture + Participant.
Then using as chapter organisation.
Eco la! Every writer has a library, every book has a bibliography, every building has a design lineage through which it can whakapapa other buildings.
Thesis as model.

Project Island Song

Anthony Hoete and Richard Robbins talk to Neil Waka of Māori TV on 29-Mar-2021.