Notices

Bert Roth Award

Posted on July 18 2024

Congratulations to PHANZA members Jared Davidson and Margaret Lovell-Smith for being shortlisted for the Beth Roth Award for labour history produced in 2023! The full shortlist includes: Ryan Bodman, Rugby League in New Zealand A People’s History, Bridget Williams Books, 2023. Toby Boraman ‘Nullifying Austerity: Stoppages Against the Nil General Wage Order,’ New Zealand Journal of History, vol. 57, no. 2, 2023. Jared

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Would you like to join the PHANZA committee?

Posted on July 18 2024

The PHANZA AGM will be taking place in early November – more details to follow.For now, the PHANZA committee would like to hear from members who would be interested inbeing elected to the committee at this year’s AGM. Under PHANZA’s constitution, the committee consists of a President, Secretary, Treasurer and up tosix other members elected at the AGM. The committee

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PHANZA 2025 Event 

Posted on July 12 2024

PHANZA 2025 event  The PHANZA committee is seeking feedback from its members about the possibility of holding a PHANZA event in mid to late 2025. The proposed idea is to have a development day focused on a specific topic such as creating a podcast or other areas that may be of interest to members. We would like to hear from

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Researching Joseph Divis, forgotten photographer, Simon Nathan, 16 July 2024

Posted on July 11 2024

Tuesday 16 July 2024, 12pm to 1pm Online In this talk, researcher Simon Nathan will talk about the photography of Joseph Divis photography — a unique record of life in mining communities that is now held in public collections. Photographs of life in a mining town  Joseph Divis arrived in New Zealand from Bohemia in 1909. A working miner, he

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Researchers Wanted 

Posted on July 9 2024

PHANZA is currently receiving frequent requests for small research and scanning jobs to be carried out at the Wellington office of Archives New Zealand. If you are available to conduct these jobs, please inform our executive assistant, Libby Bowyer at administrator@phanza.org.nz so that she can forward the opportunities to those who are interested.

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Jared Davidson awarded 2024 Public Environmental History Prize

Posted on July 5 2024

Jared Davidson has been awarded the 2024 Public Environmental History Prize from the Australian Aotearoa NZ Environmental History Network for his book ‘Blood and Dirt: Prison Labour and the Making of New Zealand’. The judges’ comments include: ‘This publication and public engagement activities constitute an outstanding work of public history. In this project, Davidson achieves the kind of transformation of

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NOHANZ Biennial Conference

Posted on July 5 2024

15-17 November 2024 | Parnell Hotel and Conference Centre | Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland NOHANZ are delighted to announce that early-bird registration for the NOHANZ Biennial Conference is now open! Register online The registration page includes separate free tickets for the opening keynote and reception, and the book launch. All conference delegates are warmly invited to attend these events. For catering purposes,

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Te Rauparaha: Kei Wareware project

Posted on July 5 2024

This five-part podcast series tells the story of the life and times of Ngāti Toa leader Te Rauparaha, a compelling figure in the history of Aotearoa New Zealand. In the 1860s a man named Tamihana wrote a biography of his father, Ngāti Toaleader Te Rauparaha, so his story would not be forgotten. 130 years later, a young student named Ross Calman found the manuscript of Tamihana in a library. He promised

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Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies, Poverty, by Design: The systems that hold families in poverty, and what needs to change

Posted on July 1 2024

Seminar Series 24 July to 28 August 2024 Wednesdays  5.30pm Venue Presenter Seminar 24 July  Rutherford HouseLecture Theatre RHLT2 Max Rashbrooke Chair: Stephanie McIntyre, former director of Downtown Community Ministry     Poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand: Where are we now?Six years after the introduction of the Child Poverty Reduction Act, Max looks at our collective response to the crisis of poverty. He gives an

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Friends of the Turnbull Library AGM 2024

Posted on July 1 2024

Thursday 18 July 2024, 5:30pm to 7:30pm You are invited to the annual general meeting of the Friends of the Turnbull Library. Following the meeting Paul Diamond (Ngāti Hauā, Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi) will talk about his experience as the inaugural Curator Māori at the Alexander Turnbull Library. He will discuss some of the highlights and challenges of the role and

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Friends of the Turnbull Public Programme:  Non-violent civil disobedience in Oceania, Kealani Cook, 24 July 2024

Posted on July 1 2024

Wednesday 24 July 2024, 5:30pm to 6:30pm Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, (lower ground) National Library Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street or on Zoom. Professor Kealani Cook is making a comparative study of non-violent civil disobedience in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific. In this talk he will consider non-violent resistance at Parihaka alongside that of the Samoan Mao movement. A

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Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar, 24 July

Posted on July 1 2024

 The next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar is on Wednesday Rāapa 24 July, 12 pm – 1 pm, via zoom Register here The July seminar is a conversation among the editors and authors who created the April 2024 special issue of the New Zealand Journal of History on Aotearoa gender histories.     Ereni Pūtere, ‘Te Tāhū: The Role of Weaving in

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New Zealand Electronic Text Centre moving to the Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, the National Library of New Zealand

Posted on June 28 2024

The National Library and Te Herenga Waka, Victoria University of Wellington, are pleased to announce that from Tuesday 2 July 2024 the hosting of the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre (NZETC) will be transferring to the Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, the National Library of New Zealand. The NZETC was created in 2002 by Victoria University of Wellington and comprises

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Auckland Council Archives are Back Online

Posted on June 28 2024

Back in August of 2022 all of the archives databases were temporarily removed from the Auckland Council website. Since then Auckland Council has been working hard in the background to restore the online presence. While not all of the previously available databases, such as the family history indexes, are back up and running yet they hope to have them all

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Reminder: 2025 Judith Binney Fellowship and Writing Awards

Posted on June 25 2024

A reminder that applications for the 2025 Judith Binney Fellowship and Writing Awards close on 5 July 2024 . The purpose of the Judith Binney Trust is to support rigorous and imaginative scholarship of the kind that characterised Judith Binney’s historical writing. The Fellowships and Writing Awards support research and writing on New Zealand history or associated topics. This might include: social history; women’s history; Māori history and tradition;

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