Politics

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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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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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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Randolph Hollingsworth

Posted on September 21 2021

Independent Scholar, working on a place-based and cross-cultural history of the 1885 tour of New Zealand by Mary Clement Leavitt, world missionary for the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (see work in progress at hollingsworth.wordpress.com). Women’s history offers an interesting lens by which to view mainstream narratives, and critical inquiry provides new insights into our everyday stories of news and community-based

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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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Mark Derby

Posted on September 21 2021

I have more than 30 years’ experience as a professional historian and writer, initially as a researcher for film and TV in this country and overseas. I then worked for the Waitangi Tribunal and Te Ara – the online encyclopedia of NZ. Since 2014 I have been a freelance historical researcher, writing many reports for both public sector clients such

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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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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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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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