Bronwyn Dalley’s editorial highlights the topicality of history in news media stories such as coverage of the Moutoa Gardens protests – and how these would benefit from the input of historians. PHANZA is concerned about the lack of consultation with historians and aims to tackle this issue.
In committee news, Ben Schrader has had to step down as Secretary and Tony Nightingale is taking over. There are also notes on how our young association is growing and current committee projects.
David Grant discusses the research merits of cartoons and the developing Cartoon Archive at the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington. In the second of our profiles of public historians, he talks to Harry Evison about his life and work on Ngai Tahu history. Malcolm McKinnon, editor of the New Zealand Historical Atlas, describes his workplace for our series, ‘Institutions which employ historians’.
Helen Walter reviews PHANZA’s first seminar at Wellington’s Stout Centre, where Michael Kelly talked about the Government Buildings restoration project; and Anne Else discusses Gaylene Preston’s film War Stories.
Read this issue: Phanzine July 1995