In this issue, David Grant considers the implication of the upcoming 1999 election for historians, and we note the passing of David Hamer, acknowledging his work in history at Victoria University of Wellington and support of PHANZA.
Jim Traue, former chief librarian at the Alexander Turnbull Library considers the implications of cutbacks at the National Library, about which PHANZA has provided submissions. Michael Kelly discusses the future of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, while Graham Butterworth bemoans a lack of depth in histories of government departments.
Historian and broadcaster Jim Sullivan is profiled by Warwick Brunton. Gavin Maclean uses his work on Oamaru’s history to illustrate the need for historians to connect with local councils developing annual plans. David Young talks to Jock Phillips about the future of computer technology in historical work and Margot Fry reviews a documentary on the construction of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Getting to Our Place.
Read this issue: Phanzine September 1999