Volume 24, Issue 3 (December 2018)

In the third issue of Phanzine for 2018, the President comments on the future of PHANZA following the AGM and election of a new committee, and questions the sustainability of a volunteer-run organisation with an increasing workload; Ben Schrader writes about public interest in his research on Naenae and the role of the public historian in community history; in ‘News from the North’ Sandra Gorter reports on the Auckland Heritage Festival; Michael Kelly reflects on the opportunities summer holidays provide to engage with history and, in his regular heritage column, comments on the demolition of the Erskine College main building and the need to improve protections for built heritage; Margaret Tennant with Martha van Drunen and Kate Jordan report on a Suffrage Year conference; Kate Jordan comments on recent changes for the worse to the useability of the NZETC; Peter Cooke comments on recent changes in relation to Births, Deaths and Marriages records; recent publications by members are highlighted; PHANZA member Dame Claudia Orange receives the Pou Aronui award from the Royal Society; new Committee member Monica Webb is profiled and the recent AGM is reported on.

Read this issue: Phanzine, December 2018