Sandra Gorter

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Region Auckland
About Me Sandra Gorter (MA Hons English): freelance writer and historian, trained at the London School of Journalism and the University of Auckland. Sandra was elected Auckland representative to the PHANZA committee in 2014. Her work in maritime history and on a wide range of topics is distinctive for its personal accounts of the subject through the use of oral histories, and has been published in books, national and international periodicals, and newspapers. Her most recent project, a four-year study of New Zealand's civil construction industry focussing on the company HEB Construction, is due to be published in late 2016.
Specialities Oral history, maritime, yacht racing, social history, local history, the Construction Industry
Publications and Research Sandra has been published in a range of national and international periodicals and newspapers including: New Zealand Professional Skipper, Classic Boat UK, Wooden Boat USA, Sailfast, Boating New Zealand, New Zealand’s Boating World, Classic Yacht Quarterly, New Zealand Aquaculture magazine, the New Zealand Herald, New Zealand Sheep Farmer, Cessna Owner, and others.  Her work includes the books: Ranger, the Making of a New Zealand Yachting Legend, Scout, 100 Years Astern, Fidelis, 50 Years of the Ocean Greyhound, Paddle About Tasmania (a canoeing guide to the rivers of Tasmania), Editing and project management from conception to publication of books of local history: The Murray Memoirs, Yesteryears, a play performed by Clevedon children at the 150th celebrations for their school: The Clevedon Story. Sandra is currently researching and writing a history of the company HEB Contstruction. Sandra has worked, researched and published in: the agricultural sector, aquaculture, tourism, marketing, and others. She is happy to contract research and writing in most fields.

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PHANZA Joining Date 2003