Margaret Pointerâ€™s editorial documents the recent PHANZA research and publishing seminars, which included using land records, MÄori research resources, using Papers Past and other National Library websites, and trends in publishing. Briony Coote also reports on a presentation by Ian Grant on the New Zealand Cartoon Archive.
David Verranâ€™s Auckland column discusses the Auckland Heritage Festival, Auckland Star clippings files, and the value of the New Zealand Motor and Cycle Journal. The online newspaper resources available at the National Library are surveyed. Grant introduces a new series of publications about New Zealand cartoons.
Anthony Dreaver discusses the construction of the United States of America forces memorial at Queen Elizabeth Park, Kapiti Coast. Catherine Hodder investigates the construction of air raid shelters in Wellington.
PHANZA members share their best reads of the year, and Karen Astwood surveys the commemorations of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) and the first Christian church services in New Zealand.
Read this issue: Phanzine December 2012