The editorial considers the success of past conferences run by PHANZA, and argues that public history is slowly but surely establishing itself as a separate entity from academia. Neill Atkinson then provides a recap of the latest conference held at Massey University, and several attendees contribute their thoughts on particular aspects of the event.
Ann McEwan writes about the life and work of Thelma Leggat, a member of Christchurch’s academic and heritage communities who died in December 2006.
Michael Kelly provides an overview of material recently digitised now available online and looks at changes to heritage assessments. Graham Butterworth details his recent experience with Askville.com and ponders what a New Zealand equivalent could accomplish. Archives New Zealand has digitised images from the National Collection of War Art and made them available online for interested members of the public to view and comment upon.
Malcolm McKinnon gives a summary of recent work by the PHANZA committee, which includes appearing at the Select Committee for the amendment to the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration Amendment Bill. Kelly then details two major historical early colour photographic collections held by the United States of America’s Library of Congress. The issue ends by looking at new postgraduate history courses at Victoria and Massey Universities.
Read this issue: Phanzine August 2007