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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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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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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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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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Helen Leggatt

Posted on September 21 2021

I am a second-year PhD candidate (UC Scholarship) in History 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 history from ‘the bottom up’. My PhD thesis explores the introduction of modern cremation to New Zealand (1874-1946) with a focus on the technology’s reception 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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Alison Breese

Posted on September 21 2021

Alison is a Historian for New Zealand Heritage Properties by day and historian by night for the company Museograph. She has had over 20 years’ experience in archives and research and recently completed the first digital Masters of History at University of Otago in 2020. She has held the portfolio for website and social media on the National Council of

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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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