Karen Beker



Since returning home (South Canterbury) several years ago after completing an MA in History at Massey University I have worked on numerous community-based projects, putting to use skills as an historian specialising in local history. 

 Contracts have included working for local Runanga, District Council, Museums and Archives, and projects undertaken for individuals, schools, businesses, community groups, clubs and organisations.

 With strength in research and writing, combined with skills in recording oral histories, I have contributed to various strategic documents and compiled numerous stories about people and places in the district.


  • Oral history


  • Local