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Since 1994 the Professional Historians’ Association of New Zealand/Aotearoa (PHANZA) has been representing and advancing the interests of New Zealand’s professional historians.

Our members enhance New Zealanders’ understanding of their place in the world by exploring our past. PHANZA works to ensure this important contribution is recognised and members have opportunities to develop their careers.

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Call for Papers for Australian Garden History Conference, Hamilton, NZ (due by 30 December)

Please see the attached document for more information on the ‘People Place Landscape: expanding garden history’, call for papers. Call… Read more »

Family history research for England-based client

Please contact Paul Key ( if you are interested in the following paid research project. There is no set timeframe for completing… Read more »

PHANZA, NOHANZ and NZHA joint end of year event (Auckland) – Tuesday 6 December

Members of PHANZA, NOHANZ, and NZHA are very warmly invited to celebrate Christmas at a joint event. We will be… Read more »

PHANZA end of year catch-up (Wellington) – Thistle Inn, Thursday 8 December, from 5:30pm

  Come along to the Thistle Inn for some end of year mingling, nibbles and drinks! We’ll be putting on the… Read more »

Archives New Zealand post-earthquake – message from Chief Archivist, Marilyn Little

We received this message from the Chief Archivist on Tuesday 22 November: “I hope this message finds you well.  I… Read more »