The editorial features a look at PHANZA’s activities this financial year, with outgoing President Imelda Bargas also discussing changes during her tenure which began in 2011.
The centenary of the 1913 Great Strike is discussed, with contributions from PHANZA members and Labour History Project (LHP) historians. Jim McAloon reflects on his experience researching the Strike and also discusses the LHP’s genesis. Centenary events include guided tours in Wellington, which Peter Clayworth previews, and a project, outlined by Mark Derby, to find and digitise primary sources around New Zealand.
Local government archives are a rich source of historical information and Ewan Morris looks at the challenges facing council archives as well as some opportunities. Continuing this theme, Margaret Tennant writes about recent restructuring at Palmerston North Public Library and changes for the associated city archive.
As well as a reminder about the forthcoming PHANZA mini-conference in Dunedin, we also feature Marguerite Hill’s discussion about events since the last issue, including the Stout Centre, Wellington, Public History Seminars and Museums Aotearoa’s Hamilton conference. Andrew Gregg takes over the pen from David Verran to write our regular column, ‘News from the North’.
Read this issue: Phanzine August 2013