Public speaking

Joanna Barnes-Wylie

Posted on September 21 2021

I have been working in the heritage sector since 2003, both here in New Zealand and in London. I have a BA(Hons) and MA from the University of Otago in Anthropology. I currently work as a Senior Customer Regulatory Specialist for the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou o Taunaha, supporting the restoration of Māori place names through Treaty settlement.

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Jared Davidson

Posted on September 21 2021

An archivist by day and author by night, Jared Davidson is a writer based in Wellington, New Zealand. His work has appeared in The Guardian, Overland, History Workshop Journal, Labour History, Radical Futures, The Spinoff and other publications. ‘Dead Letters’ won the Bert Roth Award for Labour History, was shortlisted for the W.H. Oliver Prize for best book on any

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Jane Vial

Posted on September 21 2021

MA (distinction), Dip Arts, BA Director Art & Heritage Services – art historian, curator, lecturer and writer. RECENT PUBLICATIONS In Plain Sight: Margaret Frankel, the overlooked foundation artist of The Group, Bulletin, no 205 (2021) Christchurch Art Gallery, https://christchurchartgallery.org.nz/bulletin/205/in-plain-sight Elizabeth Lissaman: New Zealand’s Pioneer Studio Potter, Rim Books (2019). Commissioned by Marlborough Museum. LECTURER Art in the Great Outdoors –

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Imelda Bargas

Posted on September 21 2021

I completed a Master of Museum and Heritage Studies at Victoria University of Wellington in 2005. After completing my degree I worked at the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (now Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga) registering historic places and areas in the Central Region. I also worked within the policy team at the National Library of New Zealand on the

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Helen Leggatt

Posted on September 21 2021

I am in my final year of a PhD in History (UC Doctoral Scholarship) 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 social history. My PhD thesis explores the introduction of modern cremation to New Zealand (1874-1946) with a focus on the technology’s reception

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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, War History at Auckland War Memorial Museum. She is particularly interested in social, cultural and economic aspects of New Zealand’s war experiences. She was a member of the team which developed the New Zealand Liberation Museum Te Arawhata in Le Quesnoy, France, and which

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Elizabeth Ward

Posted on September 21 2021

I am work for the Marlborough District Council, managing their heritage unit. I have wide experience in both research and teaching history. I specialise in New Zealand social and political history, with a particular emphasis on the first half of the 20th century. I have wide experience in self-directed research projects. I have experience in rural history, education history and

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David Verran

Posted on September 21 2021

I volunteer at both Devonport and Birkenhead Museums, as well as Auckland Council Archives. I also conduct regular tours of Symonds Street Cemeteries and give public talks on aspects of North Shore history. I graduated with MA Hons in history from the University of Auckland in 1974 and also hold a Diploma from the New Zealand Library School. I worked

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Bronwyn Dalley

Posted on September 21 2021

I live in Whangarei where I am involved with a number of local arts, heritage and cultural organisations. Prior to this, I worked in the NZ government’s historical sector for 20 years, researching and producing histories in a range of media, and managing teams of historians and writers. My research has covered the welfare area, specialising in child welfare, and

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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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André Taber

Posted on September 21 2021

I am currently working on a project to research and document the history of Chinese restaurants and takeaways in New Zealand, funded by the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust. I have experience as a tour guide and in researching, planning, writing and building self-guided walking tour apps.

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Alison Breese

Posted on September 21 2021

Alison is a Heritage Assessment Advisor for Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and historian 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 Archives

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Monica Webb

Posted on September 10 2021

I completed my MA in History (Distinction) at Massey University with my thesis on the life of Lady Anna Stout and I am currently preparing the manuscript for the full-length biography of Lady Stout. I have taught and tutored New Zealand history courses at Massey University and presented papers at numerous conferences. My paper entitled A Colonial for the Cause

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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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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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