The editorial reflects on the change in government and the potential impact on the work of professional historians.
Rebecca Oâ€™Brien provides a summary of the PHANZA Annual General Meeting and introduces the committee for 2009, giving short profiles of those members now on the committee.
Redmer Yskam, National Library Research Fellow and former NZ Truth journalist, looks at the importance of the Truth in New Zealand history. A digital skills workshop organised by PHANZA is announced and Susan Butterworth provides advice for independent historians engaging withÂ the Inland Revenue Department.
David Young gives an account of his time spent in Hawaii in the days before the recent presidential election. Michael Kelly looks in detail at the loss of the St Maryâ€™s Presbytery in Wanganui and the many opportunities that were available to save it, and finishes up the issue with an overview of the Smithsonianâ€™s website and online collection of resources.
Read this issue: Phanzine December 2008