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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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National Library event (Wellington): ‘Great War Stories 4’, a Special Public Screening of the series presented by Anna Cottrell

Thursday 27 April, 12.10 – 1.00pm, Te Ahumairangi ground floor National library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets Thorndon, Wellington   Great… Read more »

Book Launch (Wellington): Tony Simpson “Along for the Ride”

When: Thursday 4 May, 6-7:30pm Where: Unity Books, 57 Willis St, Wellington Read the publicity flyer for more information.

National Library talk (Wellington): Dr Catherine Knight, ‘New Zealand’s Rivers: can we learn from history?’

  The government recently announced a proposal to make more of our rivers ‘swimmable’ by 2040 – it has attracted significant controversy, demonstrating the… Read more »

NOHANZ Auckland Regional Meeting, Manukau Library, 22nd April 10am – 2pm

You are warmly invited to the next NOHANZ Auckland regional hui at the South Auckland Research Centre, 22nd April, 10am… Read more »

Researcher needed – newspaper research on swimmer Peter Blomfield for Australian client

Drew Blomfield is looking to engage someone to find newspaper articles on Peter Blomfield, an Auckland swimmer 1945 to 1951. The research… Read more »