Peter Clayworth

Primary fields

Region Wellington
About Me

Currently working as a freelance researcher, as of July 2014, having spent three years working as a writer on Te Ara the encyclopedia of NZ. Also working on a biography of early 20th cent labour activist Pat Hickey.

Learning te reo Maori. Formerly worked for Waitangi Tribunal and for DOC.

Committee member of the Labour History Project, a group dedicated to studying the history of NZ's working people. The LHP is not affiliated to any political party.

Studied history at University of Otago- BA hons, PhD. Thesis was on the history of the 'Moriori Myth' - the idea of a pre-Maori population in NZ.

Previously studied Zoology and Ecology at Canterbury and Auckland Univeristies.

Originally from Nelson, from a family of mechanics in Stoke.

I am a Pakeha of English, Anglo-Irish and Welsh descent.

Specialities Maori history, labour, race relations, science, conservation

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PHANZA Joining Date 2007