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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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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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niki.francis@gmail.com

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 New Zealand-born Australian

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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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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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Julia Bradshaw

Posted on September 21 2021

Currently Senior Curator Human History at Canterbury Museum, Julia Bradshaw has worked in Museums for about 27 years. Julia has a background in South Island history and has a special interest in New Zealand’s gold-rushes, Chinese, women and remote places and she has had five books published on these topics. She is currently researching European use of pounamu, Chinese-European marriages

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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 29 non-fiction books on New Zealand history, biography, culture and society. I am always looking for interesting new projects, large and small,

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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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Helen Leggatt

Posted on September 21 2021

I am a second-year PhD candidate (UC Scholarship) in History 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 history from ‘the bottom up’. My PhD thesis explores the introduction of modern cremation to New Zealand (1874-1946) with a focus on the technology’s reception and

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David Verran

Posted on September 21 2021

I volunteer at Devonport and Birkenhead Museums, as well as Auckland Council Archives, and am on the committee at Devonport Museum and North Shore Historical Society. I was formerly a librarian from 1975 to 2017 and graduated with MA Hons in history from the University of Auckland in 1974. I also write a monthly local history column for ‘Channel’ magazine

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Alison Breese

Posted on September 21 2021

Alison is a Historian for New Zealand Heritage Properties by day and historian by night 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

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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. Supported by documented, archival and photographic material, the essential humanity at the base of historical change is the distinguishing feature of any of her works. Her published career began with a technical manual, a canoeing and kayaking guide to

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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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