Phanzine

Volume 24, Issue 2 (August 2018)

Posted on December 16 2018

In this, PHANZA’s first electronic-only edition of Phanzine, the President comments on the announcement of yet another restructure of the national museum, Te Papa; Michael Kelly examines the life of heritage advocate Gavin Stamp and looks at the future prospects of the Canterbury Provincial Council Chambers; David Young reports on a Hawaiian mission site; Geoffrey Rice reports on ‘News from

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Volume 24, Issue 1 (May 2018)

Posted on September 2 2018

In this edition: the President outlines the work ahead for the committee over 2018; the committee announces the result of the vote on moving to an electronic publication; Michael Kelly looks at ways to support heritage building owners in provincial centres; Debbie Dunsford summarises her recent experiences using the catalogue search tools of online digital image collections; Lucy Mackintosh reports

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Volume 23, Issue 3 (December 2017)

Posted on May 27 2018

The December issue begins with an article by Tim Shoebridge of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage announcing a new phase of work on the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (DNZB). Michael Kelly’s editorial mentions the new government before briefly commenting on the recent AGM and a few initiatives for 2018 which were signalled at the meeting. The remainder of

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Volume 23, Issue 2 (August 2017)

Posted on May 27 2018

The President’s editorial focuses on the upcoming general election and key issues for historians. The issue contains: a review by Jock Phillips of the National Library’s new long-term exhibition, He Tohu; an article by Sandra Gorter on oral history as a starting point for a project when documentary evidence is scarce; an article by Simon Nathan on the need to

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Volume 23, Issue 1 (May 2017)

Posted on September 9 2017

Michael Kelly’s editorial discusses the limited services and communication from the National Library and Archives New Zealand’s Wellington repositories following the November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake. Inside the issue are articles from: Jewell Dell with research tips for the visually impaired; Marguerite Hill discusses Auckland War Memorial Museum developments; Rasheeda Woolford explains how to access Treaty Settlement information through Auckland Council’s

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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

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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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