Volume 2, Issue 3 (November 1996)

David Grant reviews his period as Phanzine editor, noting future challenges for PHANZA.

The intended role of a new Public Information Coalition is outlined; members are alerted to the Office of Treaty Settlements’ increasing use of contract historians; Eamonn Bolger, the Museum of New Zealand’s first Archivist, writes about that institution’s historical records; and Kerry Taylor visits the Wellington City Archive. Tony Wilson notes that some Russian archives are now accessible to New Zealand historians.

On conferences, Bronwyn Dalley reports on ‘Edward Gibbon Wakefield and New Zealand 1830-1865: a Reconsideration’; Gavin McLean covers the ARANZ conference; Bronwyn Labrum and Ben Schrader discuss the Australian Historical Association conference; and there is a list of future conferences.

Anna Green reviews the exhibition Love, Labour and Legend: Memories of Frankton 1930-1960. Dean Cowie profiles the Waitangi Tribunal as another institution employing historians; David Young is this issue’s featured public historian; and more useful websites are listed.

Our news section highlights the activities of some of PHANZA’s members; another notes that the Marsden Fund, administered by the Royal Society, now extends to the Humanities; and John Gilberthorpe corrects an error in Phanzine‘s earlier article about the Wellington City Archives.

Read this issue: Phanzine November 1996