Michael Kellyâ€™s editorial highlights the PHANZA committee’s strategic goals and personnel changes: Gavin McLean, Tony Nightingale and Redmer Yska have stepped down and been replaced by Kirstie Ross, Emma Dewson and Melanie Lovell-Smith.
Lovell-Smith discusses images as history resources and where to find them online. Dewson describes the newly launched first themes of Te Ara â€“ The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Also soon to be released on the internet is Archives New Zealandâ€™s catalogue, Archway. The pitfalls of using internet information as a resource are discussed before the Auckland City Council websiteâ€™s history section is commended.
Kelly delves into the Ministry for the Environmentâ€™s â€˜Urban Design Protocolâ€™ and two examples of heritage buildings in the news: Aucklandâ€™s Jean Batten Building and Timaruâ€™s Hydro Grand Building. Helen McCracken, the New Zealand Historic Places Trustâ€™s assistant registrar, then provides an update on the Trustâ€™s activities.
This issue also features Kirstie Rossâ€™ review of the â€˜Southern Threads: Connecting dress, cloth and cultureâ€™ symposium in Dunedin; a travelogue from PHANZA President, Malcolm McKinnon, in Damascus; and Hilary Staceâ€™s reflections on â€˜The art of indexing.â€™
Read this issue: Phanzine April 2005