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Amanda McVitty, FRHistS

Posted on March 15 2024

I am the Director of Arque Research, a specialist research consulting company that helps businesses, institutions and cultural organisations use history to connect with staff, customers, stakeholders and communities. I have skills, knowledge and experience gained over a 30-year career spanning academic and applied research, journalism and marketing, and university teaching and postgraduate supervision. My expertise includes legal history, urban

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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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Judith Pryor

Posted on August 23 2023

I am an experienced historian, researcher, and writer specialising in research, capability and policy advice relating to Te Tiriti o Waitangi | the Treaty of Waitangi. I have previously worked as a historian for the Waitangi Tribunal and Office of Treaty Settlements, and I was part of the working group advising the government on a plan for the implementation of the

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Vicky McCulloch

Posted on September 21 2021

Experienced Collection Manager and Archivist with a demonstrated history of working in the heritage industry. Skilled in archives and collection management and research. Professional with a Post Graduate Diploma Museum Studies, Bachelor of Arts in history and Diploma of Business in management.

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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, 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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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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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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Malcolm McKinnon

Posted on September 21 2021

Malcolm McKinnon is an adjunct associate professor in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations. He taught New Zealand history and international relations in the History Department at Victoria University of Wellington between 1979 and 1990; he has taught courses and supervised research in the School over the last fifteen years. He published a landmark study of

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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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Imelda Bargas

Posted on September 21 2021

I completed a Master of Museum and Heritage Studies at Victoria University of Wellington in 2005. After completing my degree I worked at the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (now Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga) registering historic places and areas in the Central Region. I also worked within the policy team at the National Library of New Zealand on the

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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 work for the Marlborough District Council, managing their heritage unit. I have 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

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Bronwyn Dalley

Posted on September 21 2021

I live in Whangarei where I am involved with a number of local arts, heritage and cultural organisations. Prior to this, I worked in the NZ government’s historical sector for 20 years, researching and producing histories in a range of media, and managing teams of historians and writers. My research has covered the welfare area, specialising in child welfare, and

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Alison Breese

Posted on September 21 2021

Alison is a Heritage Assessment Advisor for Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and historian for the company Museograph. She has had over 20 years’ experience in archives and research and recently completed the first digital Masters of History at University of Otago in 2020. She has held the portfolio for website and social media on the National Council of Archives

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