In his first issue as Phanzine editor, Ewan Morris thanks outgoing editor Margaret Pointer for her work and congratulations her on a recent award for her forthcoming history of Niue. Later in the issue, Morris discusses some research awards open to historians and Pointer contributes her thoughts on the museum scene in New Zealand.
There is a book theme in this issue, which includes our regular end-of-year roundup of members’ picks from the year’s crop of publications. Bronwyn Dalley writes about a book that made a difference to her, The Sexual Dynamics of History. We have a National Library update from Marguerite Hill, and Paul Diamond writes about making unexpected research connections, both in books and online.
We also catch up with topical issues and events around the country through regional updates. Andrew Gregg in ‘the North’ discusses Auckland bungalows, the Unitary Plan and World War One centenary events. Margaret Tennant reports on the annual meeting of history groups in Manawatu and Rangitikei. Our new committee member, Geoffrey Rice, who is also introduced in this issue, reports on a recent meeting of representatives of Canterbury heritage organisations at which WW100 projects were discussed.
Read this issue: Phanzine December 2013