This issue features various topics, including sports history events, projects our members are involved in and topics affecting them. Issues around history resources and repositories are also discussed.
Gavin McLean provides an update on legal action over the establishment of the Department of Internal Affairs’ Heritage Group. Hilary Stace details concerns about the ‘deprofessionalisation’ of Wellington City Council’s libraries.
Sports history is highlighted through David Green’s review of the Stout Centre’s recent conference in Wellington and Fiona McKergow’s overview of the Manawatu Museum’s motorbikes exhibition.
This last issue edited by Adrienne Simpson and Bronwyn Dalley also features a profile of David Grant. The varied career of Phanzine’s first editor is discussed, including his research on lotteries and gambling in New Zealand.
By popular demand our ‘Activities of Members’ column returns, giving brief details of members’ projects, recent publications and awards.
Read this issue: Phanzine November 1998