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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

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Volume 22, Issue 3 (December 2016)

Posted on May 24 2017

In his first editorial as President, Michael Kelly pays tribute to his predecessor in the role, Ewan Morris, and congratulates Bronwyn Dalley on being awarded a PHANZA Life Membership. In a later article, he also discusses the heritage values of Modernist buildings. Karen Astwood reports on the Annual General Meeting, including voting on changes to the Constitution. Margaret Tennant reviews

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Volume 22, Issue 2 (August 2016)

Posted on March 29 2017

In this issue’s editorial, Phanzine co-editor Margaret Tennant discusses two matters relating to Archives New Zealand’s resources: the inconsistencies in access requirements and the problem of blanket restrictions. PHANZA President, Ewan Morris, currently living in Scotland, describes his activities as a visiting scholar at the University of Edinburgh. In his regular heritage column, Michael Kelly looks at heritage inventories and

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Volume 22, Issue 1 (April 2016)

Posted on August 7 2016

In this issue we introduce Phanzine‘s two new editors, Margaret Tennant and Marguerite Hill, and update members about some changes to the committee: former President Imelda Bargas returns as a committee member and current President Ewan Morris will be in contact from Edinburgh where he is spending a year as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Edinburgh. Michael Kelly’s

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Volume 21, Issue 3 (December 2015)

Posted on August 6 2016

This Christmas issue reflects on the year and includes a piece from Simon Nathan expressing his concerns about the future of Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Paul James, CEO of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage responds to Simon’s concerns and outlines the Ministry’s commitment to Te Ara. David Verran writes about heritage happenings in Auckland, including

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Volume 21, Issue 2 (August 2015)

Posted on August 6 2016

This issue begins with a profile of long time PHANZA member Ray Grover. Marguerite Hill reviews the Costume and Textiles Association of New Zealand and Museums Aotearoa conferences, both recently held in Dunedin. Sandra Gorter reports on a successful PHANZA symposium recently held in Auckland and asks Auckland historians Deborah Dunsford, Lucy Mackintosh, John Adam and Louise Shaw about their

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Volume 21, Issue 1 (April 2015)

Posted on August 6 2016

This issue covers national celebrations of PHANZA’s 20th anniversary, with articles about events held in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. A number of new members are welcomed and profiled, including Grace Bateman and Richard Thomson. The career of late United States of America public historian Jannelle Warren-Findley is recognised by Gavin McLean. Murray Hemi introduces the new Treaty Settlement history project

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Volume 20, Issue 3 (December 2014)

Posted on August 6 2016

This issue celebrates PHANZA’s 20th anniversary, with reflections from PHANZA members on the state of public history today. Nancy Swarbrick writes about the end of phase one of Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand and the future of the project, while Neill Atkinson outlines the work that the Ministry for Culture and Heritage is undertaking for the First

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Volume 20, Issue 2 (August 2014)

Posted on August 6 2016

This issue focuses on history in television and new media, including the internet. Karen Astwood describes her experiences working on Making New Zealand, a recent documentary series about infrastructure projects. Jamie Mackay outlines changes to the NZHistory.net website, including integration with FirstWorldWar.govt.nz. Ewan Morris reviews a fascinating television series about the history of Wales. Michael Kelly looks at the role

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Volume 20, Issue 1 (April 2014)

Posted on August 6 2016

PHANZA turns 20 this year and Bronwyn Dalley, our first and current President, reflects on the changes professional historians have experienced during that time. Dalley was elected at an Extraordinary General Meeting in December 2013 and Marguerite Hill summaries the event’s business, including the forthcoming ‘Commemorating: Histories and Anniversaries’ one-day conference in Palmerston North which PHANZA is jointly hosting. One

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Volume 19, Issue 3 (December 2013)

Posted on August 6 2016

In his first issue as Phanzine editor, Ewan Morris thanks outgoing editor Margaret Pointer for her work and congratulations her on a recent award for her forthcoming history of Niue. Later in the issue, Morris discusses some research awards open to historians and Pointer contributes her thoughts on the museum scene in New Zealand. There is a book theme in

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Volume 19, Issue 2 (August 2013)

Posted on August 6 2016

The editorial features a look at PHANZA’s activities this financial year, with outgoing President Imelda Bargas also discussing changes during her tenure which began in 2011. The centenary of the 1913 Great Strike is discussed, with contributions from PHANZA members and Labour History Project (LHP) historians. Jim McAloon reflects on his experience researching the Strike and also discusses the LHP’s

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Volume 19, Issue 1 (April 2013)

Posted on August 6 2016

In the editorial, Margaret Pointer discusses some of the highlights of the Pacific History Association Conference, which included Aroha Harris’s keynote presentation on locating the Pacific in Māori history, as well as streams on ‘New Zealand’s Pacific Empire’ and ‘Decolonising the Pacific’. Pointer also summarises a recent meeting she had with the National Library of New Zealand to discuss the

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Volume 18, Issue 3 (December 2012)

Posted on August 6 2016

Margaret Pointer’s editorial documents the recent PHANZA research and publishing seminars, which included using land records, Māori research resources, using Papers Past and other National Library websites, and trends in publishing. Briony Coote also reports on a presentation by Ian Grant on the New Zealand Cartoon Archive. David Verran’s Auckland column discusses the Auckland Heritage Festival, Auckland Star clippings files,

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Volume 18, Issue 2 (August 2012)

Posted on August 6 2016

Imelda Bargas’ editorial outlines the benefits of PHANZA membership, while Geoff Rice talks about his new book All Fall Down. Bronwyn Dalley laments the passing of the magazine Heritage Matters, and Ewan Morris discusses PHANZA’s submission concerning the retention of court records. Gavin McLean reminisces about being a guest speaker on a cruise ship, while Michael Kelly turns a critical

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Volume 18, Issue 1 (April 2012)

Posted on August 6 2016

Michael Kelly’s editorial marks the re-opening of the National Library. Marguerite Hill reports on the 2011 Annual General Meeting and introduces new committee members, Karen Astwood and Ewan Morris. Paul Diamond surveys the Whanganui Heritage open days. Hill explores the new National Library beta website and Kelly surveys the Hutt City Council’s efforts to develop a heritage plan. Imelda Bargas

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