Volume 23, issue 2 (August 2017)

The President’s editorial focuses on the upcoming general election and key issues for historians.

The issue contains: a review by Jock Phillips of the National Library’s new long-term exhibition, He Tohu; an article by Sandra Gorter on oral history as a starting point for a project when documentary evidence is scarce; an article by Simon Nathan on the need to update the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (DNZB); a review by Sarah Burgess of ‘The Myriad Faces of War: 1917 and its legacy’ conference; and a review by Marguerite Hill of two conferences: The Costume and Textiles Association of New Zealand annual symposium and the 2017 Museums Aotearoa conference.

Michael Kelly’s regular heritage column comments on the challenges faced by small towns in protecting their built heritage while there is ‘News from the North’, ‘News from the Manawatū’ and ‘News from the South’.

Read this issue: Phanzine August 2017.