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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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Sheridan Gundry

Posted on September 21 2021

I was born in Auckland but, after 33 years living around the wider Eastland district, call Gisborne my home. I drew on over 12 years in journalism and a degree in English to establish GEMS Communications in early 1997. I was a reporter for The Opotiki News for two years before becoming sub-editor and senior journalist at The Gisborne Herald

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Ruth Greenaway

Posted on September 21 2021

I am passionate about recording the stories of people, families, local communities, businesses and not for profit /community organisations. I am experienced in oral history interviewing, research, writing and publishing. I work with graphic designers, editors and publishers. I studied New Zealand, Australian and Pacific history at Victoria University as well as theatre, and women’s studies. I also have a

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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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Michelle Smith

Posted on September 21 2021

Having completed a BA (History and Education) in 1999 and a BA Honours (History) in 2005, at the University of Auckland, and worked in the disability sector for a number of years, I went back to university on a doctoral scholarship. In 2009, I completed my PhD, ‘Assessing Gender in the Construction of Scottish Identity c.1286-c.1586’, which was conferred in

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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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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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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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Joanna Boileau

Posted on September 21 2021

I’m a historian specialising in multidisciplinary local history research and research on the history of the Chinese in Australia and New Zealand. In 2014 I completed a PhD in history through the University of New England in Armidale, New South Wales, on Chinese market gardening in Australia and New Zealand, and in 2019 I published Starch Work by Experts; Chinese

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Ian Dougherty

Posted on September 21 2021

Hello. I am a Dunedin-based historian but tend to travel to where the work takes me. I have an MA in history from Otago University and a Diploma in Journalism from Canterbury University. I am the author of 29 non-fiction books on New Zealand history, biography, culture and society. I am always looking for interesting new projects, large and small,

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Grace Bateman

Posted on September 21 2021

Dr Grace Bateman (PhD Otago, History). Information about my thesis research is here: http://otago.ourarchive.ac.nz/handle/10523/4752 Based in Dunedin. I am available for research into a diverse variety of aspects of society and culture. Basically, you name it, I can do it. As a Xennial, I combine the best of Generation X and Millennial thinking and experience. I have a wide range

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Gail Romano

Posted on September 21 2021

Gail is a historian and researcher working in the culture and heritage sector as Associate Curator, History at Auckland War Memorial Museum. She is particularly interested in social, cultural and economic aspects of New Zealand’s war experiences. She was an organiser of the international symposium ‘Myriad Faces of War: 1917 and its legacy’ held in Wellington in 2017, and co-editor

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Diana Morrow

Posted on September 21 2021

Experienced historian, local, business, rural, administrative histories, biography, women’s issues. Specialities: local history-Auckland and Wellington, rural, administrative, business history, Maori/Treaty work; biography, museum research and interpretive writing Publications and Research, City of Enterprise 2006 Auckland Business History Urban Village (2008) [Ponsonby History] A Fine Prospect (2011) [Remuera History] Jewish Lives in New Zealand 2012 Changing Times: New Zealand Since 1945(2013)

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David Verran

Posted on September 21 2021

I volunteer at Devonport and Birkenhead Museums, as well as Auckland Council Archives, and am on the committee at Devonport Museum and North Shore Historical Society. I was formerly a librarian from 1975 to 2017 and graduated with MA Hons in history from the University of Auckland in 1974. I also write a monthly local history column for ‘Channel’ magazine

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