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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 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 ex-service organisations in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom, including as

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Reuben Daube

Posted on September 21 2021

I’m a born and bred Wellingtonian and a qualified heritage professional. After spending time working as a labourer in Bristol and a tour guide at Iona Abbey, I returned home from my OE to undertake the Museum and Heritage Practice program at Victoria University of Wellington. Since graduating in 2019, I have been working in the Wellington City Council Cultural

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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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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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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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