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US Marines WWII history in New Zealand on show in major new website

Posted on February 23 2024

Memories remain of Paekākāriki village, as a home away from home for almost 15,000 U.S. Marinesduring World War II. Eighty years on, this fascinating period of history has been brought together in amajor website (The US Marines in New Zealand 1942-44) developed by volunteers from the Kāpiti USMarines Trust. The new website site marinesnz.com will be launched by the Patron

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International Labor History Association Awards

Posted on February 22 2024

Congratulations to Jared Davidson on Blood & Dirt: Prison Labour and the Making of New Zealand receiving an International Labor History Association Honorable Mention Award! One of just three international books to receive this recognition the judges said of Blood & Dirt, “in this unique account of prison labor and the development of New Zealand from the 1790s to the recent

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Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar, 13 March 2024

Posted on February 22 2024

The next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar is on Wednesday Rāapa 13 March, 12 pm – 1 pm, via zoom Register here Speakers: Ryan Bodman, A man’s game?: Some reflections on the gender history of rugby league football in New Zealand Greg Ryan, Exaggerated domesticity, ‘slapper juice’, and the rise of the Pink Boots Society Ryan Bodman has a Masters degree from

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PHANZA networking co-ordinators

Posted on February 20 2024

A clear message from the member survey taken in 2019 was that networking opportunities are a key part of what members want from PHANZA.  We are looking for members interested in co-ordinating small, regular, PHANZA-member networking events. What these might look like can be decided by you, but the idea is to provide a regular opportunity to meet up with

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Palmerston North City Library Local History Week, 1 – 10 March 2024

Posted on February 16 2024

From 1-10 March the Palmerston North City Library is delighted to present Local History Week! This year they are inspired by whenua. The whakataukī (proverb), Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua, speaks to this theme in the permanence of whenua and the profound nature of connections we develop with the land. With generous help from the city’s historians, researchers and heritage

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Research project – Tracing the history of New Zealand’s civil contractors

Posted on February 13 2024

Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) is the national association for infrastructure construction in New Zealand. Founded in 1944, CCNZ now has a national office and 12 branches. The organisation provides national and regional advocacy and support for members, which are the businesses that work to construct and maintain horizontal infrastructure such as roads, ports, bridges, water networks and rail lines.

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Opening the Archives Conference: 2024 Call for Contributions

Posted on February 7 2024

Join ASA, ARANZ and PARBICA in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa this October to share your experiences & strategies for Opening the Archives through access, engagement or other innovative avenues. The conference aims to bring together a wide range of views on what ‘opening’ the archives means; how this has been, or might be, achieved, and when it should not. It is also a space to

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Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2024 Longlist

Posted on February 5 2024

Congratulations to PHANZA members Jock Phillips and Jared Davidson who have both been included in the 2024 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards longlist! Jock Phillips has been longlisted alongside Brendan Graham for their book ‘Our Land in Colour: A History of Aotearoa New Zealand 1860-1960’ Jared Davidson has been longlisted for his book ‘Blood and Dirt: Prison Labour and the

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Friends of the Turnbull Library 2024 Research Grant Recipients

Posted on February 5 2024

Congratulations to PHANZA member Dr Jacqueline Leckie who is one of the 2024 recipients of the Friends of the Turnbull Library Research Grant! Jacqueline Leckie, whose numerous publications include Indian Settlers. The Story of a New ZealandSouth Asian Community (Otago University Press, 2007) and Invisible: New Zealand History of excluding Kiwi-Indians (Massey University Press, 2021) has been awarded a grant

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Central Auckland Library History Talk – “How Important Were The Texts of The Treaty of Waitangi?”, Michael Belgrave, 7 February 2024

Posted on January 31 2024

How Important Were The Texts of The Treaty of Waitangi?Wednesday 7 February 2024, 12pm-1pmWananga, L2 Central City Library, 44 Lorne Street, Auckland City Centre or on Zoom Since Ruth Ross in 1972 suggested that the English and Māori texts of the Treaty of Waitangi were very different, most New Zealanders’ understand the Māori text, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, to be

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Labour History Project Lecture – Rona Bailey: Communist, Pākehā, artist activist, Dr Cybèle Locke, 19 February 2024

Posted on January 29 2024

Monday 19 February 2024, 6pm to 7:45pm Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, (lower ground) National Library Wellington or on Zoom. The Labour History Project biennial Rona Bailey lecture will be given by Dr Cybèle Locke and focus on the life of Rona Bailey. Rona Bailey has been described as ‘one of the most important figures on the radical left in twentieth-century

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Friends of the Turnbull Public Programme – Unfreedom forest: A history of New Zealand’s prison plantations, Jared Davidson, 15 February 2024

Posted on January 29 2024

Thursday 15 February 2024, 5:30pm to 6:30pm Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, (lower ground) National Library Wellington or on Zoom. Jared Davidson opens the 2024 Friends of the Turnbull Public Programme with a talk charting the history of New Zealand’s prison plantations — exotic forests grown by prisoners. In time these forests became extremely valuable and when they were sold off

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Chinese footprints: A walking tour of Wellington’s history, 13 February 2024

Posted on January 29 2024

Tuesday 13 February 2024, 10am to 12pm Oral history advisor Lynette Shum and historian Nigel Murphy will take attendees on a walking tour exploring the rich history of the Chinese in Wellington. Bookings are essential. A Wellington walking tour of Chinese history Chinese footprints, led by Lynette Shum (Oral History Advisor, Alexander Turnbull Library) and historian Nigel Murphy, will take

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Job Vacancy: Advisor Medals Policy

Posted on January 26 2024

Mō te tūnga | About the role This is an interesting role researching and advising on historical and contemporary medallic recognition matters. Your research work will inform medallic policy decisions to acknowledge the service of current and previous NZDF personnel. The role is primarily a research and policy one focused on making evidence-based recommendations on medals and awards policy for

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Opportunity to own 19th Century Appendices to the Journal of the House of Representatives

Posted on January 24 2024

82 volumes of the Appendices to the Journal of the House of Representatives are available to own.Total shelf length: 6.2 metres. Date range: Fairly good coverage for the 1870s, 1880s and 1890s. A few outliers in the 1860s and early 20th Century. Photos and more information can be provided. Collection is from Miramar, Wellington.If you are interesting in obtaining these

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Job Vacancy: Heritage Curator – Te Manawa Museum, Palmerston North

Posted on January 24 2024

Are you an experienced curator who is passionate about the heritage of our motu and people? This is a rare opportunity to join a newly formed curatorial team at Te Manawa in a unique role that will work with Tangata whenua and tauiwi to explore meaningful and relevant narratives with our communities, both in the Manawatū and further afield. This

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