Julia Bradshaw


Currently Senior Curator Human History at Canterbury Museum, Julia Bradshaw has worked in Museums for about 27 years. Julia has a background in South Island history and has a special interest in New Zealand’s gold-rushes, Chinese, women and remote places and she has had five books published on these topics. She is currently researching European use of pounamu, Chinese-European marriages and the lives of women during the gold-rush.


  • Curatorial advice
  • Editing
  • Oral history
  • Public speaking
  • Research
  • Writing


  • Exploration
  • Genealogy
  • Heritage
  • Local
  • Material culture
  • Mining
  • Museums
  • Science
  • Women