Notices

Appointments to Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library and the Library and Information Advisory Commission

Posted on June 11 2024

The Department of Internal Affairs, on behalf of the Minister of Internal Affairs, is seeking nominations to fill upcoming vacancies on the Library and Information Advisory Commission and Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library.   The Guardians Kaitiaki advise the Minister of Internal Affairs, as Minister Responsible for theNational Library, on key matters relating to the operation of the

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Ian F. Grant made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Posted on June 7 2024

Congratulations to PHANZA member Ian F. Grant who was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in the King’s Birthday Honors for services to literature and historical preservation! Ian Grant is a historian, writer, editor and publisher of numerous books, who in 1984 co-established the small independent book publisher Fraser Books with his wife. Since 1970

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Stout Research Centre Seminar: ‘There is No Depression in New Zealand’, Jacqueline Leckie, 26 June 2024

Posted on June 7 2024

Wednesday 26 June at 4.10pm Stout Research Centre Seminar Room 12 Waiteata Road, Kelburn Campus, Te Waka Herenga Victoria University of Wellington https://vuw.zoom.us/j/97831520399 ‘There is No Depression in New Zealand’ Jacqueline Leckie This seminar is not about Blam Blam Blam’s ironic 1980s song, or economic depression. But the song spoke to me about the denial of that other depression: the

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Friends of the Turnbull Public Programme: Vignettes from Wellington’s secret history, 11 June 2024

Posted on May 29 2024

Tuesday 11 June 2024, 5:30pm to 6:30pm Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, (lower ground) National Library Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street or on Zoom. In this talk Richard Hill and Steven Loveridge discuss their experiences of researching the elusive and murky history of security intelligence. Their recent book ‘Secret History’ is the first of a two-volume series on state surveillance in

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Auckland Library Heritage Trust John Stacpoole Scholarships 2024

Posted on May 27 2024

The Auckland Library Heritage Trust is a charitable trust that supports Auckland Libraries and Auckland Council to preserve, care for, add to, and promote Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections for the benefit of the people of Auckland. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections is one of New Zealand’s key research destinations. It was originally established when Sir George Grey, a 19th-century Governor of

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Connecting to the collections: Carrying Aotearoa’s queer memories, 18 June 2024

Posted on May 22 2024

Tuesday 18 June 2024, 12pm to 1pmOnline Kawe Mahara Queer Archives Aotearoa volunteer Reuben Love will discuss how public programming and taonga can engage with and strengthen our queer communities in Aotearoa. Kawe Mahara — To carry our queer memories  Kawe Mahara Queer Archives Aotearoa (formerly known as the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand Te Pūranga Takatāpui o

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Call for Papers: New Historians Postgraduate Conference 2024

Posted on May 22 2024

Who’s Afraid of History? Call for Papers New Historians Postgraduate Conference 2024 Victoria University of Wellington – Te Herenga Waka 29 – 30 August 2024 New Historians is an annual conference hosted by postgraduate students in the History Programme at Victoria University of Wellington – Te Herenga Waka. Papers are invited relating to all areas of historical inquiry, from all

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Tributes to Ben Schrader

Posted on May 20 2024

Many PHANZA members are grieving the loss of founding member Ben Schrader, who died at home surrounded by his family on 19 April 2024. Ben was farewelled with much love and gratitude at a service held at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery on Wellington’s waterfront the following week. A tribute to Ben will be included in the forthcoming issue of Phanzine. In the meantime,

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Book Launch: Ian Grant’s ‘Pressing On: The Story of New Zealand’s Newspapers, 1921-2000’, 30 May 2024

Posted on May 19 2024

Fraser Books in association with the Alexander Turnbull Library have much pleasure in inviting PHANZA members to the launch of Pressing On: The Story of New Zealand’s Newspapers, 1921-2000 by Ian F. Grant on Thursday 30 May 2024, 5.30-7.00pmThe book will be lauched by Sir Hugh Rennie KCGround floor, National Library, Molesworth Street, WellingtonLight refreshments will be servedBook sales: cash

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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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