The issue includes Neill Atkinson’s discussion of some recent railway developments and milestones in history, while Michael Kelly writes about the history and restoration of the Ohakune Old Coach Road. We also note the digitisation of the New Zealand Railways Magazine which went live online in July, and give a tour of the new PHANZA website including how to create your own PHANZA online profile.
Meanwhile Eileen Barrett-Whitehead provides a brief overview of the work historians do in the Waitangi Tribunal Unit and Malcolm McKinnon ponders the differences and similarities between Ecuador and New Zealand. Susan Butterworth comments on a seminar she attended on the relevance of the Magna Carta to New Zealandâ€™s unwritten constitution.
This issue also contains a short feature on the launch of the Wanganui places entry on Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand and a piece by Marguerite Hill exploring the many online resources for finding images.
Read this issue: Phanzine August 2008