Biography

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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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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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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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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Elizabeth Ward

Posted on September 21 2021

I am an Independent Historian with wide experience in both research and teaching history. I specialise in New Zealand social and political history, with a particular emphasis on the first half of the 20th century. I have wide experience in self-directed research projects. I have experience in rural history, education history and the history of childhood. My maters thesis was

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Clare Gleeson

Posted on September 21 2021

I am a freelance historian specialising in New Zealand’s colonial music and gardening histories. I have had academic articles on these topics published in “New Zealand Journal of History”, “Journal of New Zealand Studies”, “Script & Print: Journal of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand”, “Australian Garden History” and “Historic Gardens Review”. I have also written for the

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Bee Dawson

Posted on September 21 2021

I am a freelance author, specialising in social, local, family farming and garden histories. My 20 books include the recently published Otari, two hundred years of Otari-Wilton’s Bush (The Cuba Press, 2022), Lady Painters, the Flower Painters of Early New Zealand (Penguin, 1999), A History of Gardening in New Zealand (Random House, 2010), Mighty Moves, Heavy Haulage and House Moving

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Sandra Gorter

Posted on September 10 2021

Sandra is a professional historian whose works include books and articles published in the fields of maritime, company and social history.   Her published career began with a technical manual, a canoeing and kayaking guide to the rivers of Tasmania that is the basis for the current Paddle Tasmania website.   The three works Ranger, Fidelis and Scout are embedded

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Margaret Tennant

Posted on September 10 2021

While I am a flexible and experienced historian, my specialist research fields include women’s history and welfare history, with recent commissions relating to the history of voluntary organisations. I have written for the DNZB, Te Ara, Phanzine, museum websites, and newspapers as well as in more academic contexts. My most recent research has taken me into local history, most notably

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Monica Webb

Posted on September 10 2021

I completed my MA in History (Distinction) at Massey University with my thesis on the life of Lady Anna Stout and I am currently preparing the manuscript for the full-length biography of Lady Stout. I have taught and tutored New Zealand history courses at Massey University and presented papers at numerous conferences. My paper entitled A Colonial for the Cause

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