Volume 5, issue 3 (November 1999)

With an election coming up politics is a focus of this issue, in which you can find out the positions of the major parties on topics relevant to the culture and heritage sector.

We also learn about several different things happening at Victoria University of Wellington. Hilary Stace talks to Rachel Barrowman about writing the university’s history, and Margot Fry discusses the History Department’s new public history course. Jannelle Warren-Findley, a Fulbright Fellow from the United States of America, reflects on her six months teaching at the university. David Young examines how the Stout Centre is diversifying by offering a new postgraduate course in New Zealand Studies.

In committee news, planning is under way for PHANZA’s first conference in July 2000. This issue also looks at ‘What PHANZA members are up to…’ and discusses Michael Kelly’s work on Wellington City Council’s Te Aro Heritage Trail. One of PHANZA’s better-known members, John Mansfield Thomson, is acknowledged with an obituary by Gavin McLean.

Read this issue: Phanzine November 1999