The focus of this issue is heritage, which the editorial notes is a particular concern for members. In the first of a new column on heritage issues, Michael Kelly asks why historians currently have such a small presence in the heritage sector. Kelly and Ben Schrader also examine the Wellington inner-city bypass and its implications for heritage buildings and archaeological sites.
Tony Nightingale profiles Peter Cooke, author of Defending New Zealand: Ramparts on the Sea, 1840s-1950s and Margot Fry visits Wellington’s Cable Car Museum.
PHANZA announces the 2002 executive, which comprises David Young as president, Bronwyn Dalley as secretary, Schrader as treasurer and Fry, Gavin McLean, Kelly, Nightingale, Geoff Rice, and Susan Butterworth as executive members.
PHANZA member Chris Maclean’s ‘Kapiti’ is announced as the joint winner of the Canterbury Historical Association’s J.M. Sherrard Award in New Zealand Regional and Local History. There is an outline of PHANZA’s recent submission to Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) on its discussion paper “Options for Copying Paper Records held by Land Information New Zealand”, and Schrader discusses progress on establishing a Masters of Public History at Victoria University. Dalley reviews the new website ‘Auckland Heritage Online’, established by the Auckland branch of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
Read this issue: Phanzine March 2002