Stephen Clarke

Auckland

A History graduate of the University of Otago and the University of New South Wales, I am a professional historian and managing director of Making History Ltd.

After working as a historian at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and a fifteen-year career with ex-service organisations in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom, including as the Chief Executive of the Royal New Zealand RSA and as Head of Remembrance for the Royal British Legion, I founded Making History Ltd in 2015.

With extensive experience and expertise in historical research and publications my clients include the Auckland War Memorial Museum, Cure Kids, InterMed Medical Ltd, J.R. McKenzie Trust, NZ Post, Māori Television, Public Trust, Rotary, RSA, House of Travel, and many more.

I also have extensive experience in communications and public relations, radio and television, major events, commemorations, master of ceremonies, historical tourism and commercial storytelling.

PUBLICATIONS

Giving for Good: The History of the J.R. McKenzie Trust (early 2021)

Mana Tangata People of Action: Rotary Clubs in New Zealand and the Pacific (Point Publishing, 2021)

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Kaikorai Primary School 1869–2019 (Dunedin, 2019)

After the War: The RSA in New Zealand (Penguin, 2016)

RSA in the City: A Short History of the Auckland RSA (Auckland, 2016)

CONTACT

021 024 08434

drstephenclarkenz@gmail.com

Skills

  • Multimedia
  • Photographic research
  • Public speaking
  • Publicity
  • Research
  • Tour guiding
  • Writing

Specialities

  • Business
  • Defence/military
  • Education
  • Family
  • Government administration
  • Health and medical
  • Institutional
  • Medical and health
  • Politics
  • Welfare