UNESCO Memory of the World announce 7 new inscriptions

Posted on December 2 2017

The UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand Trust is delighted to announce seven new inscriptions to the New Zealand documentary heritage register. The successful inscriptions are: John A. Lee Papers (Auckland Libraries) J.T. Diamond West Auckland History Collection (Auckland Libraries) New Zealand Official Photographs, World War 1914-1918 (Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington) Kaleidoscope – a weekly television arts documentary programme


Elise Caddigan, ‘The “Texas Tornado”’

Posted on September 8 2017

We were unable to fit Elise’s piece on the Texas Tornado, which crashed at Whenuapai in 1942, in the August 2017 issue of Phanzine. Here it is: The “Texas Tornado” The fate of the last flight of an American Second World War plane recently featured on the news[1] as a newly excavated archaeological site in Whenuapai, a suburb to the


Extended version of Phanzine vol.23:2 article: Sandra Gorter, ‘Unearthing Evidence’.

Posted on September 6 2017

Did you enjoy Sandra’s article in the August issue of Phanzine? Due to space constraints, the original article was shortened. Here’s the unabridged version.   Unearthing Evidence Sandra Gorter shares some fascinating insights into a recent project. When a history needs to be compiled but much of the documentary evidence has been lost or destroyed, oral history can be a


PHANZA 2017-18 membership subscriptions are now overdue

Posted on August 11 2017

PHANZA 2017-18 membership subscriptions were by 31 July 2017. If you haven’t already, please pay using one of the methods outlined below. Note: These late payments are unlikely to receive prompt acknowledgement and receipts as the Treasurer is out of the country for some weeks. Payments will be processed upon her return.   Payment details/methods Subscription for those receiving income from paid work


PHANZA 2017–18 Membership Subscriptions are now due

Posted on July 7 2017

We’d like to thank all our members for their continued support. Our subscription year runs from 1 July to 30 June, and it is now time to renew your membership subscription. Please pay by 31 July 2017. Payments after this date are unlikely to receive prompt acknowledgement as the Treasurer will be out of the country for some weeks.  


History of science papers online

Posted on June 7 2017

In November 2015 a conference on the history of science in New Zealand was held at Victoria University under the title ‘Finding New Zealand’s scientific heritage’. A selection of papers delivered at the conference has now been published in two special issues of the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand (vol 47, nos 1 & 2). These papers