New Zealand Symposium of Gastronomy, 2020

Posted on November 4 2019

The 2020 New Zealand Symposium of Gastronomy will be held in the Hamilton Gardens from 31 January to 2 February. The theme is ‘Gardens and Gastronomy’. The organisors are seeking papers, presentation and sign-ups. As part of the conference, Emeritus Prof. Helen Leach, ONZM, FRSNZ will offer a public lecture entitled ‘Re-creating (or Re-catering?) Katherine Mansfield’s “The Garden Party”’, to


Heritage advisor vacancies, Department of Conservation

Posted on October 29 2019

DOC has vacancies for two Senior Heritage Advisors for the Heritage and Visitors Unit, Policy and Visitors Group. One of these positions will be in DOC’s Southern South Island region, with the option to be based in either Dunedin or Invercargill. The other will be based in Christchurch to work across DOC’s Eastern South Island & Western South Island regions.


PHANZA Christmas functions

Posted on October 25 2019

There are events for Wellington and Auckland members this coming festive season. Wellington Our function this year will be held on Wednesday 11 December at the Education Centre, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Kick-off is at 5.30pm and the usual refreshments will be provided. On the back of the Government’s announcement on the compulsory teaching of history in schools, we


Lilburn Lecture 2019

Posted on October 24 2019

The esteemed New Zealand composer Dame Gillian Whitehead, DMus, DNZM, MNZM (Ngāi te Rangi) is this year’s Lilburn Lecture speaker. Dame Gillian will talk on the origin of ngā taonga puoro, their revival, and how she has used these traditional Māori musical instruments in her work. The lecture will include a performance by NZSO principal flautist, Bridget Douglas and taonga


Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference 19–25 November 2020 Dunedin

Posted on October 16 2019

‘Engineering in a 2020 World – The Future of the Past’, to be held next year in Dunedin, will look at how heritage engineering and technology has endured, developed and undergone restoration and repurposing to claim its place in the future. Abstracts, formal conference papers and proposals for presentations will be accepted until 6 March 2020. Full details can be


Public talk: Researching buildings, architects and architecture

Posted on October 4 2019

The National Library is offering a free public talk for anyone intending to use the LIbrary’s collections to research New Zealand buildings, architects and architecture. led by librarians Fiona Gray and Hannah Benbow, this talk is a great opportunity for historians to gain a better understanding of how to use the library to research historic buildings. Date: Tuesday, 29 October,


Heritage Talks, Auckland Libraries

Posted on September 1 2019

Aucklanders interested in family and local history, the historical stories of New Zealand, the Pacific, and beyond are invited to HeritageTalks – Waha pū-taonga to hear more about both our personal and our shared heritage. Experts in specialised fields deliver these talks and provide insight into our histories. HeritageTalks take place at least fortnightly, in the Whare Wānanga, Level 2,


JD Stout Annual Lecture 2019 (Wellington, 4 September 2019)

Posted on August 24 2019

Johnathan West, JD Stout Fellow 2019: ‘Mirrors on the land: Histories of New Zealand’s lakes’ Lakes reflect the land around them. Their sediments and waters capture and preserve the ways we use and abuse their catchments. They are especially vulnerable to freshwater pollution, now one of New Zealand’s most pressing concerns. Few if any lakes in agricultural catchments have good


‘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


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


‘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


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