Biography

Georgie Craw

Posted on October 26 2023

I am a researcher, writer and oral historian based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. I have a particular interest in gender, race, and environmental histories.   I have a Master of Arts in History with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland. My thesis, ‘A world beyond the waters: Māori travel in the Tasman World, 1793-1839’, was shortlisted for the

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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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Rachel Patrick

Posted on September 21 2021

I am an independent historian based in Kāpiti in the Wellington region. I have broad-ranging interests in New Zealand social and cultural history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. My research interests and specialty areas include the history of the family, women’s and gender history, grief, the history of the First World War, the health and education history. I hold

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Randolph Hollingsworth

Posted on September 21 2021

Independent Scholar, working on a place-based and cross-cultural history of the 1885 tour of New Zealand by Mary Clement Leavitt, world missionary for the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (see work in progress at hollingsworth.wordpress.com). Women’s history offers an interesting lens by which to view mainstream narratives, and critical inquiry provides new insights into our everyday stories of news and community-based

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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

Employed part-time at MTG Hawkes Bay as copyright specialist; also tutoring Museum Studies paper at Massey University. Current Research Projects include “Biography of New Zealand Seafarers 1914-18” and Digital History Research methodology to aid reconnnecting narrative to museum collection objects. Published work Lascelles, P. R. (2018). Walter Winton: Digger of Old Codford. In H. Hill, P. Lascelles, G. Mellsop, K.

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Neill Atkinson

Posted on September 21 2021

I am Chief Historian and Manager of Heritage Content at Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Prior to this I worked as a historian for the Ministry, as an editor/researcher for the Dictionary of NZ Biography and as a freelance historian. In this role I manage the Ministry’s team of historians and researchers and oversee content for our history

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Niki Francis

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 Aotearoa New Zealand-born

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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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Mark Derby

Posted on September 21 2021

I have more than 30 years’ experience as a professional historian and writer, initially as a researcher for film and TV in this country and overseas. I then worked for the Waitangi Tribunal and Te Ara – the online encyclopedia of NZ. Since 2014 I have been a freelance historical researcher, writing many reports for both public sector clients such

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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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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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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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