Tour guiding

Stephen Clarke

Posted on September 21 2021

A History graduate of the University of Otago (BA Hons, MA) and the University of New South Wales (PhD), I am a professional historian, founder and managing director of Making History Ltd. After working as a historian at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and a fifteen-year career with charities in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom, I founded

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Norman Crawshaw

Posted on September 21 2021

Qualifications: M.A. (Hons), Dip.Ed, Dip.Teaching, Dip. Recreation and Sport. Author of 36 books on the social and industrial history of the Buller and West Coast regions. Teacher for many years, now retired. Involved in many local institutions and Associations.

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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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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 Astwood

Posted on September 21 2021

Karen has considerable experience researching, assessing and documenting heritage places, with a particular focus on New Zealand’s engineering heritage. Karen is currently the Director Corporate Services at Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.

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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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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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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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