Volume 20, issue 2 (August 2014)

This issue focuses on history in television and new media, including the internet. Karen Astwood describes her experiences working on Making New Zealand, a recent documentary series about infrastructure projects. Jamie Mackay outlines changes to the NZHistory.net website, including integration with FirstWorldWar.govt.nz. Ewan Morris reviews a fascinating television series about the history of Wales. Michael Kelly looks at the role of the media in preserving historic heritage, including television and newspaper reports about the demise of or campaigns for the retention of heritage buildings.

Jock Phillips reflects on the significance of anniversaries and on the ‘Commemorating: History and Anniversaries’ conference held recently at Massey University in Palmerston North. Andrew Gregg reports from Auckland on the WW1 centenary, a major built heritage survey and an event for PHANZA members in the north.

Geoffrey Rice looks at access to Christchurch archives in the wake of the earthquakes. The editor reports on the recent Annual General Meeting, farewelling Marguerite Hill and Andrew Gregg from the committee and welcoming three new faces: Sandra Gorter, Elizabeth Cox and Paul Husbands. Phillips was presented with our inaugural life membership in recognition of his many years of service to PHANZA and the historical community.

Read this issue: Phanzine August 2014