Ernest Clive Arlidge

Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Awa

1937 -

Clive Arlidge was born in Russell in the Bay of Islands, and was educated at Russell Primary School and Kawakawa District High School. He continued his studies at Auckland Teachers’ College, Dunedin Teachers’ College and Otago University. He graduated with a Trained Teachers’ Certificate and stage one papers in Education and Anthropology from Otago University. His main area of work is education and he is currently a Lecturer in Art Education at Dunedin Teachers’ College. Arlidge plans to return to Russell to ‘paint, fish and maybe produce booklets.’

Biographical sources

  • Correspondence from Clive Arlidge, Oct. 1997.


  • Tukutuku and Kowhaiwhai: The Arts of the Māori Instructional Booklet. Prepared by Mihiata Retimana, Cliff Whiting and Clive Arlidge. Wellington: N.Z.: Art and Craft Branch, Department of Education, 1967.
  • A teachers’ guide to tukutuku and kowhaiwhai with instructions on the techniques, materials and designs used for constructing tukutuku panels and kowhaiwhai paintings in the classroom.