This issue includes a piece by Steve Watters, head of history at Wellington High School and recipient of a Royal Society Fellowship, on the state of New Zealand history teaching in schools. Hilary Stace continues the school theme by looking at school histories.
Tony Nightingale talks about the 1903 Scenery Preservation Act and then turns his attention to what historical sources are available in the country’s major image repositories.
There is a discussion of history on television, including the arrival of the History Channel and there are reviews of ‘Zealandia’s Great War Conference’ held at the National Library and ‘Taranaki Stories’, a website developed by Puke Ariki. Michael Kelly contributes his regular heritage column which considers the Government as a steward of heritage and discusses Wellington’s Inner-City bypass.
Read this issue: Phanzine December 2003