Expert witness

Georgie Craw

Posted on October 26 2023

I am a researcher, writer and oral historian based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. I have a particular interest in gender, race, and environmental histories.   I have a Master of Arts in History with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland. My thesis, ‘A world beyond the waters: Māori travel in the Tasman World, 1793-1839’, was shortlisted for the

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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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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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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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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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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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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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