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Reminder: PHANZA AGM, Wednesday 26 October 2022

Posted on October 16 2022

A reminder that the PHANZA AGM will be held in person and on-line on Zoom at 5pm on Wednesday 26 October 2022. Location: Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation Campus – 139 Vivian Street, Te Aro, Wellington. Room VS204. Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82840166706?pwd=VVBCL0hUVFhuVURwcVFOZFdyZ2xuQT09 Meeting ID: 828 4016 6706 Passcode: 672517 Following the meeting you

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Organisation to Halt Military Service – 50 year anniversary

Posted on October 16 2022

As one of the most successful protest campaigns in New Zealand, the Organisation to Halt Military Service (OHMS) was instrumental in the ending of compulsory military training (CMT) in New Zealand. That all happened 50 years ago and it’s time to reflect and celebrate the events which led to its ending. CMT meant that all nineteen-year-old males (yes it was

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Auckland’s Heritage Counts 2022

Posted on October 16 2022

The Heritage Counts programme has released its 2022 data. The Heritage Counts programme started in 2018. It involves collecting statistics and research on Auckland’s heritage places. The research aims to raise awareness of the extent and variety of heritage places, and the social and economic benefits they bring. The 2022 statistics can be found here.

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JD Stout Fellow Annual Lecture 2022 – Thursday 3 November 2022

Posted on October 13 2022

J.D. Stout Annual Lecture 2022 Dr Ben SchraderJ.D. Stout Fellow 2022 Fabricating identities: a short history of historic preservation inAotearoa New Zealand, 1890-1990 Scholars have linked the evolution of historic preservation with the rise of nineteenth century nation states, where nation builders used historic places to invent traditions that rooted people in (national) soils. This was harder to do in

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PHANZA AGM 2022

Posted on October 11 2022

Members are advised that papers for this month’s AGM are now up on the website. Please visit documents to view or download these. The PHANZA AGM will be held in person and on-line on Zoom at 5pm on Wednesday 26 October 2022 at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation Campus – 139 Vivian Street, Te Aro,

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Volume 28, Issue 2 (August 2022)

Posted on October 3 2022

In the August 2022 issue of Phanzine Michael Kelly writes about climate change in his editorial; Barry Rigby presents a blow by blow account of historians’ interactions with Archives New Zealand over the replacing of Archway; Chris Bourke charts the development of AudioCulture; Elizabeth Pishief reports on a cherished building for women in Napier; Michael Kelly looks at the fate

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PHANZA AGM, Wednesday 26 October 2022

Posted on September 29 2022

Members are advised that the PHANZA AGM will be held in person and on-line on Zoom at 5pm on Wednesday 26 October 2022 at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation Campus – 139 Vivian Street, Te Aro, Wellington. Room VS204. This is a slightly earlier time than usual and is intended to

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Family History Network: Thursday 6 October 2022

Posted on September 29 2022

The next meeting of the Family History Network will be a presentation by Karin Speedy on her work for her recently published book Foundations, followed by discussion. Thursday, 6th October, 12-1pm Online via zoom: https://massey.zoom.us/j/85919513154 The abstract for Karin’s presentation is: Researching and Writing FoundationsAssociate Professor Karin Speedy Foundations is a memoir/literary nonfiction novel that interweaves family and personalhistories into the histories of Aotearoa,

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Lucy Mackintosh book ‘Shifting Grounds: Deep Histories of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’ wins the 2022 Ian Wards Prize

Posted on September 27 2022

Lucy Mackintosh book ‘Shifting Grounds: Deep Histories of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’ has been announced as the winner of the 2022 Ian Wards Prize. Awarded by the Archives and Records Association of New Zealand | Te Huinga Mahara (ARANZ), the prize recognises a published work that has made substantial, imaginative and exemplary use of New Zealand archives and records. Congratulations Lucy!

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Papers Past turns 21: Panel discussion — Auckland

Posted on September 27 2022

Date: Friday 30 September 2022, 12pm to 2pm Cost: Free Location: Whare Wananga, Level 2, Auckland Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland Part of the 21 years of Papers Past series. Papers Past website turns 21! To celebrate, join our discussion with Papers Past regular users — Caroline Daley, Seonaid Harvey, Carmen Parahi and David Reeves — as they talk about how

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National Library Reading Room Hours Return to Normal

Posted on September 24 2022

From Monday 3rd October the Turnbull reading rooms will resume normal opening hours Monday – Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm. The Monday service was suspended temporarily in February 2022 to mitigate the impact of the Omicron surge. This approach has been reviewed each month considering user feedback and staff availability. The number of staff who became unwell

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Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar, 19 October

Posted on September 22 2022

The next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar is on Wednesday Rāapa 19 October, 12 pm – 1 pm NZT, via zoom Register here Speakers: Karen Fox, Rank and Reputation in the Tasman World: Reflections on Gender and Place Rachel Boddy, The Heart-throb of 1710: Dr. Henry Sacheverell Karen Fox is a senior research fellow in the National Centre of Biography at the Australian National

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Seminar with Dr Ben Schrader: ‘Inventing History: The Curious 1958 Campaign to Save Wellington’s Oldest Pākehā Building’ – Friday 23 September

Posted on September 17 2022

The History Programme of the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington is hosting a seminar with Dr Ben Schrader on Friday 23rd September | 12.10-1.30pm . Presented in OK406 at VUW and via ZOOM—please register for the Zoom by clicking this link:  https://vuw.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkdOirpjkjGNbzqsryWn6vlNf5Ti2iD9v1 Inventing History: The Curious 1958 Campaign to Save Wellington’s Oldest Pākehā Building This talk

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Job Opportunity at Ministry for Culture and Heritage: Pou Hītori Matua Moananui-a-Kiwa | Senior Pacific Historian

Posted on September 15 2022

There is an exciting opportunity to join the Te Pae Wānanga – Tukunga Ihotanga | Research and Publishing – Heritage Content team as Pou Hītori Matua Moananui-a-Kiwa | Senior Pacific Historian. This newly created role will support the Pacific communities of Aotearoa New Zealand to preserve and share their stories; to advance their cultural aspirations and build their own capability;

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New Dictionary of New Zealand Biography Entries

Posted on September 14 2022

Ten people involved in the conservation and transformation of New Zealand’s land, mountains, plants, rivers and wildlife, for good or ill, have been added to Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (DNZB). This round was guest-edited by Manatū Taonga historian Sarah Burgess. Journalist and magazine editor Rebekah White wrote about the pioneering female mountaineer, field ecologist and international authority on sika

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Te Hui Ahurei Reo Māori o Whanganui-a-Tara: Hepetema September 2022

Posted on September 9 2022

Te Hui Ahurei Reo Māori o Te Whanganui-a-Tara (The Māori Language Festival of Wellington) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Māori language petition. The petition was delivered to Parliament by Hana Te Hemara with support from Te Reo Māori Society of Victoria University and Ngā Tamatoa of The University of Auckland on 14 September 1972. It called for the revitalisation of

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