Phanzine

Volume 17, Issue 2 (September 2011)

Posted on August 6 2016

PHANZA members discuss the various sessions of the recent PHANZA conference, ‘Getting the Public into Public History’, while Neill Atkinson describes the new Ministry for Culture Heritage website, the exhibition ‘Quake Stories’ and the Women’s Suffrage petition on NZHistory.net.nz. Michael Kelly laments the financial pressures on the Department of Conservation and their likely impact on heritage, and discusses the effect

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Volume 17, Issue 1 (June 2011)

Posted on August 6 2016

Imelda Bargas’ editorial records her sadness about the impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on her home city, Christchurch, while Michael Kelly expresses anxiety about the prospect of preserving earthquake-damaged buildings and the frustrations of graffiti. Simon Nathan reflects on geological earthquake predictions and the implications for preserving heritage buildings. David Verran surveys recent happenings in Auckland and discusses Is History

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Volume 16, Issue 3 (November 2010)

Posted on August 5 2016

Much of this issue is devoted to Christchurch, in the immediate aftermath of the September 2010 Darfield earthquake. Cantabrian John Wilson provides an eyewitness account of the effects of the earthquake on his home, suburb and city. Michael Kelly writes about implications of the earthquake on heritage, the appointment of Ian Athfield to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Board

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Volume 16, Issue 2 (August 2010)

Posted on August 5 2016

Once again our editorial is concerned with the position of Archives New Zealand and National Library within the Department of Internal Affairs. Imelda Bargas reviews the recent Professional Historians Association of New South Wales conference held on Norfolk Island. Margaret Pointer writes about the history of Niue, while Michael Kelly looks at makeovers – from the redevelopment of cargo sheds

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Volume 16, Issue 1 (May 2010)

Posted on August 5 2016

This issue’s editorial deals with the status of National Library and Archives New Zealand within the Department of Internal Affairs. Susan Butterworth points out that it was not that long ago these entities separated, and for the better, allowing the Chief Archivist legislative independence. Ann Somerville outlines the life of Donald (Don) Stafford, PHANZA member. Three new PHANZA committee members are

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Volume 15, Issue 3 (November 2009)

Posted on August 4 2016

This issue’s editorial updates members on PHANZA’s symposium on editing and indexing, to be held on 5 December 2009, and about the forthcoming closure of National Library. Tim Shoebridge discusses his latest project and writing about history, family history and biography. Michael Kelly considers Ian Athfield’s new role on the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Board. Emma Dewson and Kelly

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Volume 15, Issue 2 (August 2009)

Posted on August 4 2016

The editorial focuses on changes at National Library and Archives New Zealand: the library is undergoing extensive redevelopment which the nearby Archives is facilitating by temporarily accommodating collections, staff and researchers. We also welcome Neill Atkinson’s return as PHANZA’s President. Michael Kelly describes the latest improvements to PapersPast, while Marguerite Hill investigates using Flickr Commons for copyright-free images. Paulette Wallace

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Volume 15, Issue 1 (May 2009)

Posted on August 4 2016

Phanzine editor, Michael Kelly, opens the issue by focusing on proposed changes at the National Library and outlines the benefits cited by the Library and the possible impact on members’ work programmes for the next two to three years. Kelly also discusses the National Library in his regular heritage column, drawing attention to the impact the proposed changes will have

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Volume 14, Issue 3 (January 2009)

Posted on August 4 2016

The editorial reflects on the change in government and the potential impact on the work of professional historians. Rebecca O’Brien provides a summary of the PHANZA Annual General Meeting and introduces the committee for 2009, giving short profiles of those members now on the committee. Redmer Yskam, National Library Research Fellow and former NZ Truth journalist, looks at the importance

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Volume 14, Issue 2 (August 2008)

Posted on August 4 2016

The issue includes Neill Atkinson’s discussion of some recent railway developments and milestones in history, while Michael Kelly writes about the history and restoration of the Ohakune Old Coach Road. We also note the digitisation of the New Zealand Railways Magazine which went live online in July, and give a tour of the new PHANZA website including how to create

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Volume 14, Issue 1 (May 2008)

Posted on August 4 2016

Neill Atkinson opens this issue as PHANZA’s new president, introducing the new PHANZA committee officeholders and detailing key events and topics for the association in the year ahead. Imelda Bargas summarises the main findings of her Masters thesis, which examined why sixteenth and seventeenth century English history is more widely taught than New Zealand history in Year 13 at secondary

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Volume 13, Issue 3 (December 2007)

Posted on August 4 2016

The editorial discusses why PHANZA is important and the challenge of making it relevant to the many historians who are not among its members. Susan Butterworth attended a conference on concepts of nationhood, held to mark the centennial of the proclamation of Dominion status in 1907, and provides a summary of papers presented. Malcolm McKinnon writes about a history conference

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Volume 13, Issue 2 (August 2007)

Posted on August 4 2016

The editorial considers the success of past conferences run by PHANZA, and argues that public history is slowly but surely establishing itself as a separate entity from academia. Neill Atkinson then provides a recap of the latest conference held at Massey University, and several attendees contribute their thoughts on particular aspects of the event. Ann McEwan writes about the life

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Volume 13, Issue 1 (May 2007)

Posted on August 4 2016

The editorial highlights the growing role of technology in improving access to research institutions and their archives. Kirstie Ross profiles Sean Mallon and his work on a new Pacific Peoples exhibition at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Bronwyn Labrum sets out the content of this year’s Public History conference which aims to reflect on the variety of

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Volume 12, Issue 3 (December 2006)

Posted on August 4 2016

Phanzine editor, Michael Kelly, applauds the support the government has given to the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, Matapihi and the roll out of Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, but bemoans the lack of attention given to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust’s Online Register. Inside there is a lengthy interview with Giselle Byrnes regarding her work

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Volume 12, Issue 2 (August 2006)

Posted on August 4 2016

This issue includes an interview with PHANZA co-founder Ben Schrader and an obituary for historian and archivist Frank Rogers, one of PHANZA’s oldest and earliest members. PHANZA President Malcolm McKinnon looks at criticism levelled at some recent practices at Archives New Zealand, while Susan Butterworth offers some pointers to self-employed historians. In his regular heritage column, Michael Kelly considers the

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