Phanzine editor, Michael Kelly, applauds the support the government has given to the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, Matapihi and the roll out of Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, but bemoans the lack of attention given to the New Zealand Historic Places Trustâ€™s Online Register.
Inside there is a lengthy interview with Giselle Byrnes regarding her work in the United States on a Fulbright Scholarship.
Hilary Stace talks about her experiences working on a commissioned school history, Susan Butterworth considers history worth watching on television, and Kelly ponders the rise of email and the demise of the letter.
PHANZA President Malcolm McKinnon reports back on a meeting with Land Information New Zealand regarding its paper records (following up on issues discussed in the April 2006 issue). Other committee business mentioned includes a short summary about the Annual General Meeting and a notice about the upcoming conference. There are reviews of the Department of Statisticâ€™s report â€˜A history of survival in New Zealandâ€™ and the online history of rugby in New Zealand.
Read this issue: Phanzine December 2006