Research

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 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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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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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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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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Hilary Stace

Posted on September 21 2021

Disability activism, policy and history Royal Commission on Abuse in Care Eugenics Published biography of JB Munro, MP and head of IHC Currently researching biography of Janet Fraser, wife of PM Peter Fraser.

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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 more than 30 non-fiction books on New Zealand history, biography, culture and society. I am always looking for interesting new projects, large

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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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Ewan Morris

Posted on September 21 2021

I am based in Te Whanganui a Tara/Wellington and have a particular interest in memorials and commemoration, symbols, and how we remember the past. I have worked in Australian, Irish and Aotearoa New Zealand history. My publications include: Our Own Devices: National Symbols and Political Conflict in Twentieth-Century Ireland, Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 2005. ‘“Egmont, Who Was He?”: The Debate

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Elizabeth Cox

Posted on September 21 2021

I currently work as Senior Historian at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, where I am the General Editor of the Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand. I am also an experienced architectural historian, having worked in the heritage field for over a decade. My business is Bay Heritage Consultants. I have completed hundreds of historical reports, heritage assessments and

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