Tamati, Arapata Albert
05 Jun 1992
Oral history recording. Arapata Albert (Alby) Tamati (1937-2016) describes learning to carve and the panel he created for the office of Synfuel's administration building at Motunui. He mentions Ngapuhi carver Hone Heke and outlines Rotorua and Taranaki styles of carving. Alby tells the story depicted in his Synfuel panel and the rata symbolism. He discusses timber stores, sources of inspiration and using his work to convey a political statement.
Recorded: 5 June 1992
Interviewer: Mary Donald
Abstraction: Jan Wilks
Research tape. One side only, approximately 22 minutes long.
Folder including abstract, biographical information sheet and photocopied images of the Synfuel panel.