Lucy Mackintosh

Primary fields

Region Auckland
About Me I am a history curator at the Auckland War Memorial Museum and am also completing a PhD on historic landscapes in Auckland. Prior to this I worked as a public historian for over fifteen years, doing project work for Heritage New Zealand/Pouhere Taonga, Auckland Regional Council, Auckland War Memorial Museum and the Ministry of Culture and Heritage and other organisations . I joined PHANZA in 2010 and have been a committee member since August 2015.
Specialities New Zealand history, public history, museums, heritage, material culture, Auckland
Publications and Research


L. Mackintosh, ‘Instrumental Objects: the Experiences of American Traders in Polynesia’, in Alexander Nemerov, ed, Experience and American Visual Culture, Terra Foundation for American Art, United States, forthcoming 2016.

L. Mackintosh, ‘Harbouring Immensities’, in, Annabel Cooper, Lachy Paterson, Angela Wanhalla eds, The Lives of Colonial Objects, University of Otago, New Zealand, 2015.

L. Mackintosh, ‘Holding on to Objects in Motion: Two Māori flutes in the Peabody Essex Museum’, Material Culture Review, 74-75, 2012.


Commissioned Publications and Reports

'Māori Settlement Patterns in Manukau', Spatial Plan, Manukau City Council, 2010.

'Te PÅ«kaki Tapu o Poutukeka: Historic Heritage Places', Manukau City Council, 2009.

Wenderholm Regional Park: Our History, Auckland Regional Council, 2005.

Duder Regional Park: Our History, Auckland Regional Council, 2003.

Te Maketu Historic Park: Our History, Auckland Regional Council, 2002.

A Cultural Heritage Monitoring Network for the Auckland Region, Auckland Regional Council, 2001.

'Otuataua Stonefields Historic Reserve', History and Heritage Resources, Auckland Regional Council, 2000.

Around 25 registration reports on the history and significance of memorials, structures and buildings, Heritage New Zealand/Pouhere Taonga 2005-2015.



Other details

PHANZA Joining Date 2013 but previously a member