At a time when the cultural sector is generally optimistic about its future because of the Prime Ministerâ€™s influence, this issue features news of improvements for National Archives associated with its statutory independence.
Browyn Dalley, PHANZAâ€™s inaugural President and current Secretary, reflects on PHANZAâ€™s first six years and talks to Hilary Stace about the projects sheâ€™s working on in the Ministry for Culture and Heritageâ€™s History Group (formerly the Department of Internal Affairsâ€™ Historical Branch), which include collaborations with Bronwyn Labrum and Jock Phillips.
Also in this issue, David Young discusses Te Papaâ€™s return to research. We also hear about two public history essay collections to look forward to â€“ Auckland University Pressâ€™ Going Public and University of Otago Pressâ€™ Common Ground.
Hillary Stace reviews the University of Otagoâ€™s â€˜Communities of Women: Historical Perspectivesâ€™ conference, which featured New Zealand and international speakers such as Faith Bandler, Dianne Bardsley, Anna Davin, Joan Hoff, and Marilyn Lake.
David Verran and Michael Kelly then discuss web resources for Auckland and the British Museum respectively.
Read this issue: Phanzine August 2000