The wharenui was to represents an ancestor.
and a at the front the koruru carving represents a head.
A wharenui literally big house is a communal house of the Maori people of New Zealand, generally situated as the focal point of a marae.
How long does a wharenui tribe stand for?
Why do they build wharenui?
When were wharenui built and how did they start their ideas.
They could stay until the chief is killed or has died.
They built wharenui to greet people from other countries.
This time was dutry world war 1 and 2 back in the 18 and 19.
meeting house large house main building of a marae where guests are accommodated. Traditionally the wharenui belonged to a hapu or whānau but some modern meeting houses especially in large urban areas have been built for non tribal groups including schools and tertiary institutions.