This issue’s editorial deals with the status of National Library and Archives New Zealand within the Department of Internal Affairs. Susan Butterworth points out that it was notÂ that long ago these entities separated, and for the better, allowing the Chief Archivist legislative independence.
Ann Somerville outlines the life of Donald (Don) Stafford, PHANZA member. Three new PHANZA committee members are introduced: David Green, Margaret Pointer and Red Yska. This issue of Phanzine also profiles Michael Kelly, long-standing PHANZA member and outstanding contributor to the magazine.
Marguerite Hill describes two openings: of the new Reading Room at Archives New Zealand and the Film Archive’s new state-of-the-art storage facility.
Eileen Barrett-Whitehead reports on the digitisations of the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. In ‘News from the North’ David Verran reports about Auckland City Libraries’ digitisation project – the New Zealand Card Index – which provides keyword access to 420 000 local history, biographical and family history references.
Michael Kelly looks at the decision to disestablish the New Zealand Historic Places Trust’s branch committees, while Marguerite Hill profiles the New Zealand Police Museum and its redeveloped galleries. Emma Dewson writes about tramping an old goldminers’ trail in the Nelson region.
Read this issue: Phanzine May 2010