Gardens

John Adam

Posted on September 21 2021

John has been a self-employed landscape historian since 1998 whose business is ‘Endangered Gardens.’ He studied Horticulture and Park and Recreation Administration at Lincoln College in the 1970s an in 1989 he completed a short course in Canada on Heritage Gardens followed by a Bachelor’s Degree in ‘Arts in Anthropology’ at the University of Auckland in 2000. In December 2002

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Joanna Boileau

Posted on September 21 2021

I’m a historian specialising in multidisciplinary local history research and research on the history of the Chinese in Australia and New Zealand. In 2014 I completed a PhD in history through the University of New England in Armidale, New South Wales, on Chinese market gardening in Australia and New Zealand, and in 2019 I published Starch Work by Experts; Chinese

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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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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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