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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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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