Wellington

Samantha Owens

Posted on May 28 2024

Samantha Owens is a freelance music historian based in Karori, Wellington. She has published widely on the performance cultures and practices of Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia, 1850–1950, as well as on the music history of early modern Europe, 1660–1760. Her monograph, The Well-Travelled Musician: John Sigismond Cousser and Musical Exchange in Baroque Europe (Boydell Press, 2017), was funded by an

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Amanda McVitty, FRHistS

Posted on March 15 2024

I am the Director of Arque Research, a specialist research consulting company that helps businesses, institutions and cultural organisations use history to connect with staff, customers, stakeholders and communities. I have skills, knowledge and experience gained over a 30-year career spanning academic and applied research, journalism and marketing, and university teaching and postgraduate supervision. My expertise includes legal history, urban

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Judith Pryor

Posted on August 23 2023

I am an experienced historian, researcher, and writer specialising in research, capability and policy advice relating to Te Tiriti o Waitangi | the Treaty of Waitangi. I have previously worked as a historian for the Waitangi Tribunal and Office of Treaty Settlements, and I was part of the working group advising the government on a plan for the implementation of the

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Reuben Daube

Posted on September 21 2021

Heritage professional based in Upper Hutt. Currently working as a Conservation Advisor at the Central Regional Office of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga. Expertise Heritage and conservation advice Qualifications Master of Museum and Heritage Practice, Distinction, 2019 (VUW) Bachelor of Arts; History, Classical Studies and Music Studies, 2012 (VUW) Previous positions WCC, Heritage Advisor (2019-2022) MCH, Heritage Policy Intern (2018-2019)

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Rebecca Lenihan

Posted on September 21 2021

My research background is in migration history with a quantitative focus. My PhD was published as From Alba to Aotearoa: Profiling New Zealand’s Scots migrants 1840-1920 by Otago University Press in 2015. My primary research at present is an examination of the imperial troops stationed in New Zealand in the 1860s through a migration history lens, as part of Professor

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Rachel Patrick

Posted on September 21 2021

I am an independent historian based in Kāpiti in the Wellington region. I have broad-ranging interests in New Zealand social and cultural history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. My research interests and specialty areas include the history of the family, women’s and gender history, grief, the history of the First World War, the health and education history. I hold

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Philippa Werry

Posted on September 21 2021

I grew up in Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and New Plymouth, and studied English and Greek at the University of Auckland, graduating with an MA in Middle English. Later I worked at the Parliamentary Library, and as a law librarian in Wellington and London. I now live in Wellington. I write fiction, non-fiction, plays and poetry, primarily for children and young

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Paul Diamond

Posted on September 21 2021

Paul Diamond (Ngāti Hauā, Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi) is Curator, Māori at the Alexander Turnbull Library. He is the author of A Fire in Your Belly: Māori leaders speak (Huia, 2003), Makereti: Taking Māori to the world (Random House, 2007) and Savaged to Suit: Māori and cartooning in New Zealand (Fraser Books, 2018). He has previously worked as an oral historian

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Niki Francis

Posted on September 21 2021

Kia ora! I am a Pākehā New Zealander of English, German and Highland Scottish origin who has lived in 10 cities in 6 countries and worked in a wide range of occupations. I have a PhD in history from the Australian National University (2015) where I wrote a thesis in the National Centre of Biography about the Aotearoa New Zealand-born

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Neill Atkinson

Posted on September 21 2021

I am Chief Historian and Manager of Heritage Content at Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Prior to this I worked as a historian for the Ministry, as an editor/researcher for the Dictionary of NZ Biography and as a freelance historian. In this role I manage the Ministry’s team of historians and researchers and oversee content for our history

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Moira Smith

Posted on September 21 2021

I am an experienced heritage consultant with a practice that specialises in heritage identification, assessment, management, and policy advice. With more than 25 years’ experience working with built heritage, both in architecture practice and local government, I am a registered architect with a postgraduate qualification in museum and heritage studies. I have extensive experience working as a heritage architect on

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Michael Brown

Posted on September 21 2021

Michael Brown has been researching New Zealand music and adjacent topics for twenty years. He currently works as Curator, Music at the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington. His areas of research have included folksong collecting, tramping songs, community singing, the piano in New Zealand, trade union and socialist singing, and the ‘Maori strum’ guitar style. Recently he has written about

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Mark Derby

Posted on September 21 2021

I have more than 30 years’ experience as a professional historian and writer, initially as a researcher for film and TV in this country and overseas. I then worked for the Waitangi Tribunal and Te Ara – the online encyclopedia of NZ. Since 2014 I have been a freelance historical researcher, writing many reports for both public sector clients such

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Malcolm McKinnon

Posted on September 21 2021

Malcolm McKinnon is an adjunct associate professor in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations. He taught New Zealand history and international relations in the History Department at Victoria University of Wellington between 1979 and 1990; he has taught courses and supervised research in the School over the last fifteen years. He published a landmark study of

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Karin Speedy

Posted on September 21 2021

As a historian, researcher, writer, literary scholar, linguist and translator, my work focuses on the tensions at the intersections (both geographical and textual) of contact between Indigenous and settler populations in the colonial and postcolonial Francophone and Anglophone worlds. I am especially interested in creolisation and anti-colonial resistance and my writing reflects critically on trans-imperial networks, horizontal mobilities, slavery and forced

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