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‘To the other side of the world’, talk by Giuseppe Gallina (Auckland, 28 August 2019)

Posted on August 16 2019

Giuseppe Gallina presents Dall’altra parte del mondo: To the other side of the world for Family History month at Central City Library, Auckland. In this illustrated talk, Gallina discusses the evolution of Italian emigration to New Zealand which began in 1769 with the first arrival – a Venetian sailor who came on the Endeavour with James Cook. Giuseppe explains why

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Volume 25, Issue 1 (April 2019)

Posted on August 13 2019

In the first issue of Phanzine for 2019, the President highlights the upcoming PHANZA conference, the fifth in the association’s history; Phoebe Li discusses the telling of New Zealand Chinese stories; Fiona McKergow reports on the re-opening of Whanganui Regional Museum; Alison Clarke reports on the privileges, pleasures and challenges of writing the 150th anniversary history of the University of

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Talk: ‘Photographs in newspapers: The collections held in the Turnbull library’ (Wellington, 20 August 2019)

Posted on August 9 2019

Find out how to use newspaper photographs in your research What photographs from newspapers are held in the Library, and how can you find them? Many researchers are looking for images from newspapers, either because they featured in them, or to illustrate a particular event. The Turnbull Library holds large photograph collections for the Evening Post, Dominion, and Free Lance

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New Zealand History Research Trust Awards (applications close 15 October )

Posted on August 4 2019

The New Zealand History Research Trust Fund, administered by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, offers financial assistance to people carrying out projects that will significantly enhance the understanding of New Zealand’s past. The funding can be used for a variety of purposes: to enable historians to work full-time on a project; to pay for research and writing costs; and

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2020 Judith Binney Fellowship and writing awards (open 19 August, close 30 September 2019)

Posted on August 1 2019

The Judith Binney Trust was established in 2013 to honour the contribution made by Dame Judith Binney / Te Tōmairangi o Te Aroha to our understanding of the rich history of Aotearoa New Zealand. The Trust’s purpose or kaupapa is to support courageous, rigorous and imaginative scholarship of the kind that characterised Judith Binney’s historical writing. The Judith Binney Fellowship

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Heritage New Zealand: Revamped Digital Library launched

Posted on August 1 2019

Heritage New Zealand has revamped its Archaeological Reports Digital Library. The digital library currently contains over 7500 reports dating from the 1950s until today, with more reports being added all the time. These reports have been available on request since 2007; however the upgrade now means that searching the library is far easier and reports are able to be directly

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‘Imperialism in the Cook Islands’, talk by Chris Turnbull (Auckland, 31 July 2019)

Posted on July 20 2019

Head along to a Central Library Heritage Talk in which Auckland Library Heritage Trust Scholar, Chris Turnbull, will discuss New Zealand Imperialism in the Cook Islands. Fifty years after the Treaty of Waitangi, colonial New Zealand took a second opportunity to shape the new government of a Pacific Polity. This talk discusses this meeting of Colonial and Island cultures in

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Expressions of interest for MFAT history project (close Monday 5 August 2019)

Posted on July 16 2019

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage (MCH) is working with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to produce a major print history of MFAT, and the development of New Zealand’s diplomatic service. MCH is now seeking expressions of interest from authors to complete individual chapters or larger sections of the book. Each chapter will be roughly 10,000

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Heritage talk: ‘Māori and royal tours’ by Jock Phillips (Auckland, 26 July 2019)

Posted on July 15 2019

Takapuna Library is hosting an evening with Jock Phillips. In association with Friends of the Turnbull Library, he will present on Māori and royal tours. He will discuss how Māori used the visits of royalty to emphasise their special relationship with Queen Victoria and her successors, and hoped to use that special relationship to alleviate some of their issues with

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Stout Research Centre Seminar: ‘Digital “linked archives” and the trans-Tasman literary world’ by Dr Helen Bones (Wellington, 17 July 2019)

Posted on July 6 2019

Head along to the Stout Research Centre for a seminar: Digital ‘Linked Archives’ and the trans-Tasman literary world Early twentieth century New Zealand and Australian writers engaged with a global ‘republic’ of letters whether or not they were mobile themselves. Literary historians have frequently presented this in a negative light, in terms of foreign dominance stifling local literary developments and

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Rocks, radio & radar: biography of Elizabeth Alexander – book review by Simon Nathan

Posted on July 6 2019

A new biography documents the life of pioneering woman scientist, Elizabeth Alexander. She worked in England, Singapore, New Zealand and Nigeria, and the book shows how she fitted her career around family responsibilities, urgent wartime research, and the career choices of her husband. From 1942-45 she was involved in the development of radar in New Zealand. For those who would

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‘Coming home’ talk by Dr Stephen Clarke (Auckland, 3 July 2019)

Posted on June 29 2019

During the First World War, 18,000 New Zealanders died and their names are immortalised on local war memorials that are the focal point of remembrance on Anzac Day. But what do we know about those 80,000, often forgotten New Zealanders who survived the war? Join Dr Stephen Clarke as he discusses the Great Silence about the experience of coming home

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Exhibiton: ‘Charlie Dawes: Everybody’s artist photographer’ (Auckland, until 18 August 2019)

Posted on June 29 2019

Explore the work of Hokianga photographer, Charles Peet Dawes, including images from a collection of glass plate negatives recently acquired by Auckland Libraries. Charles Peet Dawes spent most of his life in the Hokianga. He was a jack-of-all-trades, working variously as a carrier, mailman, nightsoil collector and orchardist. He was also a photographer, running a studio in Kohukohu probably from

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Public History Talk: ‘Leading the way: 100 years of the Tararua Tramping Club’ by Shaun Barnett and Chris Maclean (Wellington, 3 July 2019)

Posted on June 29 2019

Come along to the next Public History Talk hosted by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the National Library: Leading the way: 100 years of the Tararua Tramping Club The Tararua Tramping Club (TTC) was founded in 1919. Back then most people viewed tramping as an odd form of recreation but today tramping has become one of New

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