Events

Seminar: Mormons in New Zealand 1854-1958, Dr Selwyn Katene, 8 November 2023

Posted on November 2 2023

Recently appointed adjunct professor at Victoria University’s Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies Dr Selwyn Katene will be discussing the first one-hundred years of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) in New Zealand. Recently publishedBuild for Eternity: A History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Zealand (Huia Publishers, 2023) provides an account

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Celebrating 100 BWB Texts, 26 September 2023

Posted on September 6 2023

Tuesday 26 September 2023, 6pm to 7:30pm Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken St, Thorndon, Wellington Free Join Bridget Williams Books to celebrate 100 BWB Texts published since 2013. Writers Morgan Godfery, Rebecca Kiddle, Rebecca Macfie, Damon Salesa and publisher Tom Rennie speak to the place of these narratives in our times. Short books on big

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Friends of the Turnbull Library Event: Paul Diamond, Reflections on being a Māori Curator, 14 September 2023

Posted on September 6 2023

Thursday 14 September 2023, 6pm to 7pm 9 The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland Free. Koha from non-members appreciated. In this presentation at Auckland’s Takapuna Library, Alexander Turnbull Library’s Paul Diamond will talk about the highlights and challenges he has faced since being appointed the inaugural Curator, Māori in 2010. A ground-breaking role In 2010 the role of Curator, Māori was established

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Friends of the Turnbull Library Event: Barbara Brookes, Women’s suffrage and citizenship, 12 September 2023

Posted on September 6 2023

Tuesday 12 September 2023, 5:30pm to 6:30pm Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, (lower ground) National Library Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street or on Zoom Free. Koha from non-members appreciated. Women’s suffrage and the right to vote The campaign for women’s suffrage was driven by important ideas about equality between men and women. On 19 September 1893, a new Electoral Act was

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Canterbury’s WWII Home Front Story: Talks at Ashburton Museum

Posted on May 3 2023

Explore the lesser-known aspects of Canterbury’s Second World War Home Front story at two upcoming talks at the Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum. These talks coincide with an exhibition about the Westerfield Military Camp set up in Hakatere Ashburton in 1942 amidst the fear of attack or invasion of Aotearoa New Zealand.  Stories from the Canterbury Home Front during WWII

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Paul Diamond on Researching ‘Downfall: The destruction of Charles Mackay’, Thursday 11 May 2023

Posted on May 2 2023

Thursday 11 May 2023, 5:30pm to 6:30pm Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, (lower ground) National Library Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street and on Zoom. A scandalous society trial In May 1920 New Zealanders received the shocking news that the brilliant, well-connected mayor of Whanganui, Charles Mackay, had shot a young gay poet, D’Arcy Cresswell. A riveting trial followed where it was

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Public History Talk: Musicians, myths and manifestos

Posted on April 26 2023

Wednesday 3 May 2023, 12:10pm to 1pm Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, (lower ground) National Library Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street. or on Zoom What can popular music tell us about a country and its culture? As the 2023 Lilburn Research Fellow, Nick Bollinger is looking at ways in which pop music in Aotearoa New Zealand has reflected, contradicted, and contributed

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Aotearoa Gender History Network, Wednesday 17 May

Posted on April 17 2023

The next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar. Wednesday Rāapa 17 May, 12 pm – 1 pm, via zoomRegister here Sucharita Sen, Gendered Spaces: Memsahibs and their Ayahs in the Anglo-Indian Household, c. 1800-c.1915 Kate Stevens, Gendered violence and medico-legal expertise in the colonial Pacific Sucharita Sen is a 2023 History Innovation Fund Fellow at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She completed

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Family History Network: Thursday, 27 April 12pm

Posted on April 17 2023

The Family History Network is meeting again on Thursday 27 April 2023 at 12pm with a presentation from Hazel Petrie.  Hazel will present on her research concerning early migrants to Auckland on the ships Jane Gifford & Duchess of Argyle. Her work, which included following her own family histories, has considered how migrants without trades viable in early Auckland sought to make a living

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Auckland Writers Festival 16 – 21 May 2023

Posted on March 23 2023

The 2023 Auckland Writers Festival is taking place from 16 – 21 May. The program is out now and includes PHANZA members Paul Diamond, Jock Phillips and Elizabeth Cox. The Festival brings the very best local and international writers of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, scientists, economists, poets, journalists and public intellectuals together with audiences to explore ideas, share stories and

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Te Pouhere Kōrero: Sacred Time – Tuesday 28 March 2023

Posted on March 20 2023

On 28 March at the National Library in Wellington, whānau of Te Pouhere Kōrero gather to wānanga – to make time and space to discuss their collective work. Supported by the Judith Binney Trust. Tuesday 28 March, 5.30 for 6.00 p.m. startTe Ahumairangi Foyer (ground floor)National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa70 Molesworth Street, Wellington Welcome: Paul Diamond

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Family History Network: 16 March 2023

Posted on March 8 2023

The next Family History Network meeting is on Thursday, 16th March at 12-1pm. The zoom link for the meeting is: https://massey.zoom.us/j/84349445346 This month’s session will focus on ‘methods, sources and processes’ of family history research, led by Delwyn Blondell and Sue McLiskie, who have extensive experience in exploring and using different genealogy sites. Please come with your own thoughts on useful sites, sources

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Book Launch – Histories of Hate: The Radical Right in Aotearoa New Zealand

Posted on February 25 2023

Otago University Press and Unity Books Wellington warmly welcome you to celebrate the launch of Histories of Hate: The Radical Right in Aotearoa New Zealand edited by Matthew Cunningham, Marinus La Rooij and Paul Spoonley. 6pm, Thursday 9th MarchUnity Books Wellington To be launched by Professor Jim McAloonAll welcome! ABOUT THE BOOK:Histories of Hate: The Radical Right in Aotearoa New

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Symposium – Scarred Nations: Intrastate conflicts, legacies and reconciliation

Posted on February 24 2023

20-21 April 2023, Auckland War Memorial Museum The symposium’s framing of intrastate conflict (or civil war) within an international and historicalcontext (with significant Aotearoa New Zealand and Pacific content) is unique, timely, and relevantto both local and international audiences. Intrastate conflicts are characterised by a multitude of perspectives, experiences, cultures,histories, and sites. The Scarred Nations symposium draws together these diverse

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Lecture at Kate Sheppard House: Dr. Rachel Paschoalin, Conservation Advisor, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, Thursday 23 February

Posted on February 11 2023

The ICOMOS NZ Education & Professional Development Committee and Heritage New Zealand are hosting a talk on Thursday 23 February 2023 where Dr. Rachel Paschoalin, Conservation Advisor, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga will speak on ‘Energy renovation of historic buildings in New Zealand: Towards a holistic method for reducing environmental impact’ Current concerns about climate change are emphasising the environmental

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Family History Network – 15 February 2023

Posted on February 7 2023

The first meeting of the Family History Network 2023 will take place on Wednesday, 15 February 12-1pm. The zoom link for the meeting is: https://massey.zoom.us/j/82193424667 The meeting will be an informal discussion about family history plans for the current year (come ready to share your own) and to identify suitable speakers across Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia. If you can’t make the meeting but

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