Wellington

Dora Bobory

Posted on October 6 2021

Dóra is a historian with a PhD from the Central European University (formerly in Budapest, currently in Vienna) who has been living in Wellington with her family since 2016. She has been exploring a wide range of late medieval and early modern topics ranging from the history of science, particularly that of sixteenth-century alchemical experimentation, to book culture, autobiography-writing and

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Reuben Daube

Posted on September 21 2021

I’m a born and bred Wellingtonian and a qualified heritage professional. After spending time working as a labourer in Bristol and a tour guide at Iona Abbey, I returned home from my OE to undertake the Museum and Heritage Practice program at Victoria University of Wellington. Since graduating in 2019, I have been working in the Wellington City Council Cultural

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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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niki.francis@gmail.com

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 New Zealand-born Australian

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mdbrown@actrix.co.nz

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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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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John E. Martin

Posted on September 21 2021

Dr. John E. Martin has researched and written about New Zealand history for forty years. Before becoming parliamentary historian he worked in the Historical Branch of the Department of Internal Affairs and taught in universities. His publications include rural and labour history, the history of science and engineering, and social and political history. His books include The Forgotten Worker (1990),

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Joanna Barnes-Wylie

Posted on September 21 2021

I have 18 years experience working in the heritage sector, both here in Aotearoa and in London. I have a BA(Hons) and MA from the University of Otago in Anthropology. I currently work as a Senior Heritage Assessment Advisor for Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, based in their Central Region Office in Wellington. My job primarily involves updating and further

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Eileen Barrett-Whitehead

Posted on September 21 2021

Eileen worked for the Waitangi Tribunal for many years but has now retired. She still has a passion for historical research, however, and loves helping local family history enthusiasts give context to the lives of their forebears by doing social history research. Family history doesn’t always get a good rap, but it can throw up some really interesting stories and

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DAVID GREEN

Posted on September 21 2021

Kia ora, I’m a founder member of PHANZA, and have been a member of the executive committee and editor of Phanzine. As Senior Editor/Historian in Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, I edit books and write and edit content for Te Ara (the online Encyclopedia of New Zealand) and the NZ History website. I’ve edited about 60 books

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Lynette Townsend

Posted on September 2 2021

I’m a historian with a focus on telling stories through alternative media and multiple platforms. I’m currently doing that through collectable stamps and coins at New Zealand Post. Projects completed while Senior Historian, Audio-Visual Content at Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage include ‘Te Tai: Treaty Settlement Stories’, and ‘Women, the Vote and Activism’ for Suffrage 125.I also have

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Michael Kelly

Posted on August 27 2021

I am an historian who has worked mainly in historic heritage since I graduated from university in 1983. I worked for the Historic Places Trust (now Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga) and the Department of Conservation in the 1980s and early 1990s, between which I completed a Diploma of Journalism. I have had my own consultancy since 1997, working for

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