Neill Atkinson opens this issue as PHANZA’s new president, introducing the new PHANZA committee officeholders and detailing key events and topics for the association in the year ahead.
Imelda Bargas summarises the main findings of her Masters thesis, which examined why sixteenth and seventeenth century English history is more widely taught than New Zealand history in Year 13 at secondary schools. This issue also features Michael Kelly’s take on English author Duncan Fallowell’s criticisms of how New Zealand has sacrificed its English and European built heritage in its movement towards the Pacific.
Gavin McLean writes of his past life as a cruise ship history lecturer and Kelly discusses the place of Papers Past in historical research, especially as more content is added to the site, as well as the web resources that are available for researchers on Bannerman’s Island. Auckland City Council and the University of Canterbury have also both launched online material for researchers.
Angela McCarthy profiles Marguerite Hill, a resource researcher for Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Rebecca O’Brien compares the ways in which heritage significance is assessed in Australia and New Zealand, while Bronwyn Labrum comments on the use of history in the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts.
Read this issue: Phanzine May 2008