Michael Kelly’s editorial highlights the PHANZA committee’s strategic goals and personnel changes: Gavin McLean, Tony Nightingale and Redmer Yska have stepped down and been replaced by Kirstie Ross, Emma Dewson and Melanie Lovell-Smith.
Lovell-Smith discusses images as history resources and where to find them online. Dewson describes the newly launched first themes of Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Also soon to be released on the internet is Archives New Zealand’s catalogue, Archway. The pitfalls of using internet information as a resource are discussed before the Auckland City Council website’s history section is commended.
Kelly delves into the Ministry for the Environment’s Urban Design Protocol and two examples of heritage buildings in the news: Auckland’s Jean Batten Building and Timaru’s Hydro Grand Building. Helen McCracken, the New Zealand Historic Places Trust’s assistant registrar, then provides an update on the Trust’s activities.
This issue also features Kirstie Ross’s review of the ‘Southern Threads: Connecting dress, cloth and culture’ symposium in Dunedin; a travelogue from PHANZA President, Malcolm McKinnon, in Damascus; and Hilary Stace’s reflections on ‘The art of indexing’.
Read this issue: Phanzine April 2005