Research

Kathleen Isabel Stringer

Posted on September 21 2021

I have worked for over thirty years in the GLAM sector as both an archivist and museum curator. I have a passion for history and for sharing my knowledge with others. Having completed my MA, where I looked at social aid I am now working on my doctorate, fun times! Presently I am involved with assisting schools in formulating and

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Karen Stade

Posted on September 21 2021

Following a journalism career in Nelson I elected to focus on what I loved writing about – history. Several books written to mark school anniversaries followed, along with a commission to research and write history stories for The Prow http://www.theprow.org.nz/. Meet You At The Church Steps, an illustrated history of a city landmark, followed. A Nelson Provincial Museum commission led

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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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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 been working in the heritage sector since 2003, both here in Aotearoa 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 Advisor (Treaty Names) for the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou o Taunaha. From 2012 to 2022 I worked for Heritage New

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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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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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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 30 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 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, 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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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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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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