Writing

Dora Bobory

Posted on October 6 2021

Dóra is a historian with a PhD from the Central European University (formerly in Budapest, currently in Vienna) who has been living in Wellington with her family since 2016. She has been exploring a wide range of late medieval and early modern topics ranging from the history of science, particularly that of sixteenth-century alchemical experimentation, to book culture, autobiography-writing and

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Vaughan Wood

Posted on September 21 2021

Dr Vaughan Wood is an environmental historian with a longstanding interest in the environmental history of New Zealand during the 19th and early 20th centuries, and was a postdoctoral fellow on the Marsden Fund project Empires of Grass, as well as the Canterbury History Foundation Community Historian for 2008. He is the author of Akaroa Cocksfoot: King of Grasses (2014), and has

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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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Sheridan Gundry

Posted on September 21 2021

I was born in Auckland but, after 33 years living around the wider Eastland district, call Gisborne my home. I drew on over 12 years in journalism and a degree in English to establish GEMS Communications in early 1997. I was a reporter for The Opotiki News for two years before becoming sub-editor and senior journalist at The Gisborne Herald

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Ruth Greenaway

Posted on September 21 2021

I am passionate about recording the stories of people, families, local communities, businesses and not for profit /community organisations. I am experienced in oral history interviewing, research, writing and publishing. I work with graphic designers, editors and publishers. I studied New Zealand, Australian and Pacific history at Victoria University as well as theatre, and women’s studies. I also have a

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Philippa Werry

Posted on September 21 2021

I grew up in Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and New Plymouth, and studied English and Greek at the University of Auckland, graduating with an MA in Middle English. Later I worked at the Parliamentary Library, and as a law librarian in Wellington and London. I now live in Wellington. I write fiction, non-fiction, plays and poetry, primarily for children and young

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Phil Lascelles

Posted on September 21 2021

Professional Summary A rare combination of current knowledge, expertise and experience in Business Leadership and Management, Digital and Information Technology, and Heritage, History and Material Culture. Looking to channel my knowledge, expertise and experience into museums, history and the heritage sector. Experienced and accomplished senior management team member, leader, manager and practitioner in use of information and digital technology for

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niki.francis@gmail.com

Posted on September 21 2021

Kia ora! I am a Pākehā New Zealander of English, German and Highland Scottish origin who has lived in 10 cities in 6 countries and worked in a wide range of occupations. I have a PhD in history from the Australian National University (2015) where I wrote a thesis in the National Centre of Biography about the New Zealand-born Australian

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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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mdbrown@actrix.co.nz

Posted on September 21 2021

Michael Brown has been researching New Zealand music and adjacent topics for twenty years. He currently works as Curator, Music at the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington. His areas of research have included folksong collecting, tramping songs, community singing, the piano in New Zealand, trade union and socialist singing, and the ‘Maori strum’ guitar style. Recently he has written about

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Michael Wynd

Posted on September 21 2021

Michael Wynd is the Researcher and Military Historian at the National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy. My research interests are the military and naval history of New Zealand, general naval history, the First World War, Colonial Warfare in the 19th Century including the New Zealand Wars and the American Civil War Contact Details: 64 King Edward Parade Private

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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 18 years experience working in the heritage sector, both here in Aotearoa and in London. I have a BA(Hons) and MA from the University of Otago in Anthropology. I currently work as a Senior Heritage Assessment Advisor for Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, based in their Central Region Office in Wellington. My job primarily involves updating and further

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