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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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Stout Centre seminar (Wellington, 22 November): ‘The other Sir George Grey’, Dr John O’Leary

The political career of Sir George Grey, governor and later Premier of New Zealand, has been well described in several… Read more »

Book launch (Wellington, 23 November): ‘A Colonial Naturalist: Henry Suter’s life of discovery and hardship in New Zealand’, by Pamela Hyde

Suter’s Manual of the New Zealand Mollusca has long been a definitive work, but until recently little was known about… Read more »

Rona Bailey Memorial Lecture (Wellington, 20 November): ‘Stories and Songs’, Therese Frances O’Connell

All are welcome to the 2017 Rona Bailey Memorial Lecture. Therese O’Connell is a full-time feminist who has been a… Read more »

PHANZA Auckland Christmas event (10 December): tour of the Otuataua Stonefields

All PHANZA members are welcome to attend. For this year’s Auckland event, Lucy MacIntosh who is completing her degree on… Read more »

National Library talk (Wellington, 22 November): ‘Beyond “women knitting” in the First World War’, Imelda Bargas

More information about this talk is available on the event page: