Notices

Public History Talk: The financial colonisation of Aotearoa, Catherine Comyn, 28 May 2024

Posted on May 16 2024

Tuesday 28 May 2024, 12:10pm to 1pmTaiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, (lower ground) National Library Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street or on Zoom. In this talk, Catherine Comyn reframes the financial colonisation of Aoteaora — a history of the joint stock company, a speculative London property market that romanticised the distant lands of indigenous peoples, and the calculated use of credit

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Re-reading Works on Poverty Seminar: ‘Tony Simpson and The Sugarbag Years (1974)’, Anna Green, 22 May 2024

Posted on May 16 2024

Re-reading Works on Poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand In collaboration with the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies and the Adam Art Gallery, this series takes a fresh look at some major Aotearoa cultural works on poverty. Across six weeks historians, curators, researchers, writers, and performers ‘re-read’ books, plays, novels, songs, and academic analyses from across the 20th century

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Public Lecture: Ian Frazer ‘Rain God: The highs and lows of Australia’s first celebrity meteorologist’, 27 June 2024

Posted on May 16 2024

Where: Birkenhead Public Library Community Room When: 27 June 2024 from 5.30-7.00pm Join Ian Frazer has he discusses his new book ‘Rain God: The highs and lows of Australia’s first celebrity meteorologist’ about the life and times of Clement Wragge (1852-1922) who created the Waiata Tropical Botanical Gardens in Birkenhead from 1911-1922.

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Closure of Archives New Zealand digitisation programme

Posted on May 11 2024

Closure of Archives New Zealand digitisation programme The Chief Archivist has announced that Archives New Zealand will be closing its digitisation programme and on-demand digitisation service on 30 June 2024:  https://www.archives.govt.nz/about-us/whats-new/closure-of-te-maeatanga-digitisation-programme-and-on-demand-service https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/516474/archives-nz-says-it-has-enough-space-for-now. This announcement comes on top of another recent decision, not to proceed with the planned archival storage facility near Levin: https://www.stuff.co.nz/nz-news/350250791/121m-already-spent-government-storage-facility-project-levin-axed. It also follows reductions in opening hours at

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Re-reading Works on Poverty Seminar: ‘Dare to Struggle, Dare to Sing’: Protesting Poverty through Song, Cybèle Locke, 15 May 2024

Posted on May 10 2024

Re-reading Works on Poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand In collaboration with the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies and the Adam Art Gallery, this series takes a fresh look at some major Aotearoa cultural works on poverty. Across six weeks historians, curators, researchers, writers, and performers ‘re-read’ books, plays, novels, songs, and academic analyses from across the 20th century

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Book Launch – Old Black Cloud: A cultural history of mental depression in Aotearoa New Zealand by Jacqueline Leckie, 12 June 2024

Posted on May 10 2024

Massey University Press is hosting a book launch for Old Black Cloud: A cultural history of mental depression in Aotearoa New Zealand, by Jacqueline Leckie. Wednesday 12 June 2024, 6.00pmUnity Books Wellington57 Willis Street, Wellington CentralIf any PHANZA members wish to attend please RSVP here. Books will be available for sale and signing.

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Symposium:  Making, Spending, Saving: Women and Money in Australasia, 18–19 July 2024

Posted on May 8 2024

Free in-person (Macquarie University City Campus) and online symposium  18–19 July 2024 Banking, capital, credit, investing and earning – how have women accessed and controlled money in Australasia in the last 200 years? This symposium includes a wide range of papers from historians and business academics, including on women and Superannuation, Chinese businesswomen, Aboriginal property owners, and the ways women have

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Aotearoa Gender History Network Seminar, 12 June 2024

Posted on May 8 2024

The next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar will take place on Wednesday Rāapa 12 June, 12 pm – 1 pm, via zoom Register here Speakers: Meg Melvin, Beginner’s guide on how to produce an Oral History Podcast Randolph Hollingsworth, An Exploration of the Political Ideologies of Annie Jane Allen Schnackenberg (1835-1905) of New Zealand Meg Melvin is a visual storyteller & content

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National Library Exhibition about Mining Town Life

Posted on May 6 2024

‘Cast in light: life in a mining town’ is an exhibition currently showing at the National Library in Molesworth Street Wellington until 6 July. It is a snapshot of life in the remote gold-mining town of Waiuta, near Reefton, in the early 1930s taken by miner and photographer Joseph Divis. Those who are outside Wellington can view a selection of

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Wanted: Phanzine Typesetter

Posted on May 1 2024

PHANZA member Richard Thomson has stepped down from his role as typesetter of Phanzine. The PHANZA committee and Phanzine readers would like to express their immense gratitude to Richard for the dedication, efficiency and skill he has brought to the task over the past ten years. As a result PHANZA is searching for a new typesetter for Phanzine. This is a voluntary role that

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORIANS AUSTRALIA WILSON HISTORY ORATION 2024

Posted on April 26 2024

PROFESSIONAL HISTORIANS AUSTRALIA WILSON HISTORY ORATION 2024Thursday 13 June 2024, 6pm-7pm AEST, onlineDr Rachel Buchanan: Out of the Straight-jacket: The art of anti-colonial history From swamp to chateau to the House of Lords, as Dr Rachel Buchanan researched the wild, globetrotting journey of five magnificent 17th century carvings made by ancestors in Taranaki, she also received an education in the

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Re-reading Works on Poverty Seminar: Reframing the Narrative through Cinema, Kath Akuhata-Brown, 3 May 2024

Posted on April 26 2024

Re-reading Works on Poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand In collaboration with the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies and the Adam Art Gallery, this series takes a fresh look at some major Aotearoa cultural works on poverty. Across six weeks historians, curators, researchers, writers, and performers ‘re-read’ books, plays, novels, songs, and academic analyses from across the 20th century

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Re-reading Works on Poverty Seminar: Revisiting “The Folk Culture of the Dispossessed”, Michael Brown, 1 May 2024

Posted on April 26 2024

Re-reading Works on Poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand In collaboration with the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies and the Adam Art Gallery, this series takes a fresh look at some major Aotearoa cultural works on poverty. Across six weeks historians, curators, researchers, writers, and performers ‘re-read’ books, plays, novels, songs, and academic analyses from across the 20th century

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Public History Talk – Small stories of colonisation: An uncomfortable settler family history, 1 May 2024

Posted on April 23 2024

Wednesday 1 May 2024, 12:10pm to 1pm National Library Wellington or on Zoom. Richard Shaw, whose great-grandfather took part in the 1881 invasion of Parihaka pā and farmed land taken from Taranaki iwi, will discuss the entanglement of the small histories of settler families with the large history of the colonisation of Aotearoa New Zealand. Untold family stories On the

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PHANZA submission on the Fast-track Approvals Bill 

Posted on April 23 2024

The Fast-track Approvals Bill is currently before Parliament’s Environment Committee. This Bill has significant negative implications not only for the natural environment but also for historic heritage. The PHANZA committee has made a submission on the Bill. You can read the submission here. In the short time available for submissions, it was not possible to consult PHANZA members about the submission.

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Call for Papers: International Journal of Documentary Heritage (IJDH)

Posted on April 18 2024

The International Journal of Documentary Heritage (IJDH) is a high quality, peer reviewed, annual publication dedicated to the world’s documentary heritage and UNESCO’s Memory of the World (MoW) Programme. It is the first and only academic journal on this subject and it has been established by the International Centre for Documentary Heritage (ICDH) under the auspices of UNESCO in 2024.

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