Canterbury

William Cottrell

Posted on September 21 2021

Art History Ph.D. Montana Reference & Anthology Award (2007) Society of Authors Best Non-Fiction Award (2007) Member NZ Conservator of Cultural Materials Area of expertise: Early NZ-made furniture, 19th-century design, cabinet making, manufacturing, domestic interiors, furniture retailing, image reproduction, printing, copyright infringement. Furniture restorer, conservator, heritage building interiors. Author: Furniture of the New Zealand Colonial Era 1830-1900 (2006); Patterns –

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Vaughan Wood

Posted on September 21 2021

Dr Vaughan Wood is an environmental historian with a longstanding interest in the environmental history of New Zealand during the 19th and early 20th centuries, and was a postdoctoral fellow on the Marsden Fund project Empires of Grass, as well as the Canterbury History Foundation Community Historian for 2008. He is the author of Akaroa Cocksfoot: King of Grasses (2014), and has

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Margaret Lovell-Smith

Posted on September 21 2021

Margaret’s most recent book ‘I Don’t Believe in Murder’: Standing up for peace in World War I Canterbury was published by Canterbury University Press in 2023. Prior to writing the book she was the lead researcher and writer for the voicesagainstwar.nz website, launched in 2016. She has previously written about Canterbury women for the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, edited

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Karen Beker

Posted on September 21 2021

  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.

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Julia Bradshaw

Posted on September 21 2021

Currently Senior Curator Human History at Canterbury Museum, Julia Bradshaw has worked in Museums for about 27 years. Julia has a background in South Island history and has a special interest in New Zealand’s gold-rushes, Chinese, women and remote places and she has had five books published on these topics. She is currently researching European use of pounamu, Chinese-European marriages

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Helen Leggatt

Posted on September 21 2021

I am in my final year of a PhD in History (UC Doctoral Scholarship) at the University of Canterbury. My research interests include nineteenth- and early twentieth-century deathways with a focus on the British colonies, transnational histories, and social history. My PhD thesis explores the introduction of modern cremation to New Zealand (1874-1946) with a focus on the technology’s reception

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Ann McEwan

Posted on September 21 2021

I am an experienced heritage consultant with a nation-wide practice that specialises in cultural heritage identification, assessment and policy advice. With a PhD in art and architectural history from the University of Canterbury, I lectured at the University of Waikato for ten years before establishing Heritage Consultancy Services in 2006. My work ranges from large-scale district plan review inputs for

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Danielle Campbell

Posted on September 10 2021

I am a qualified heritage professional with interpretation, research, collections management and curatorial experience at Te Papa, the New Zealand Police Museum, Wellington City Council’s Heritage Team and The Treasury Research Centre and Archive in Thames. I am passionate about exhibition and public programme development, heritage interpretation and increasing access to museum and archive collections. I am a PHANZA Executive

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