Friends of the Turnbull Library, 2017 Founder Lecture (Wellington): Malcolm McKinnon, ‘Footnotes to History’

The President and Committee of the Friends of the Turnbull Library extend a warm invitation to the 2017 Founder Lecture.

Tuesday 27 June 2017 at 6:00pm

Venue: Ground Floor, National Library of New Zealand, cnr Molesworth & Aitken Streets, Thorndon, Wellington

All Welcome. RSVPs to as space is limited. Light refreshments will be served after the lecture.


Dr Malcolm McKinnon will explore how the historian gets from footnotes to text – and vice versa. Malcolm will draw on his experience writing history to probe the often unpredictable journey from the archive to the book.

Malcolm McKinnon is a Wellington historian and Associate Professor School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington. His most recent publication is The Broken Decade: Prosperity, Depression and Recovery in New Zealand1928-39 (Otago University Press, 2016). He is also the author of Treasury: the New Zealand Treasury 1840-2000 (Auckland University Press, 2003). He was the general editor of the New Zealand Historical Atlas (1997), wrote the content for the Turnbull Library’s online millennium project, Te Waimano, and has written extensively for Te Ara, the online encyclopedia of New Zealand,