Expression of Interest: Auckland Council Libraries Heritage Talks 2024

PHANZA members are invited to submit an expression of interest for contributing to Auckland Council Libraries 2024 HeritageTalks programme that is held every Wednesday 12-1pm in the Whare Wananga, L2 Central City Library, 44 Lorne St, Auckland (or online via Zoom).

Preference is given to topics related to local (Auckland) history, New Zealand history, Maori heritage and culture, Pasifika heritage and culture and (international) Family History topics. Although general history topics from elsewhere in the world is also welcome.

Speakers who have used the Auckland Council Libraries resources (especially the photographs: are particularly welcome, but this is entirely optional.

Speakers do not have to be in Auckland and can present via Zoom 

With permission from speakers the talks will be recorded and then edited and uploaded to YouTube channel and/or the Auckland Council Libraries podcasting channel. The talks are also added to the oral history archives.

Please fill out the EOI form here and send to

DEADLINES for EOI (booking dates) for 2024 HeritageTalks

  • For the programme Feb-June, deadline will be 1 October.
  • For the programme June-Nov, deadline will be 1 March.

DEADLINE for collateral submission

(Short title, abstract less than 80 words, speakers bio less than 80 words and high resolution image jpg, png or tif):

  • For the programme Feb-June, deadline will be 17 October (programme distributed 1 Jan)
  • For the programme June-Nov 2024, deadline will be 27 March (programme distributed 1 June)

Auckland Council Libraries are also interested in those speakers who may be able to contribute to the 2024 Auckland Family History Expo

2024 Auckland Family History Expo

Friday 9 to Sunday 11 August 2024

DEADLINE for EOI for 2024 Auckland Family History Expo

1 February 2024 (approval process by Expo committee)

DEADLINE for collateral (abstract, bio and image)

1 March 2024

Programme distributed 1 June