This issue focuses on the second PHANZA conference. Â Aiden Challis’ presentation outlined the lack of adequate interpretation of landscapes in New Zealand and talked about a heritage landscapes initiative currently being developed by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, while Gavin McLean discussed the pros and cons of the landscape concept for heritage practitioners. Â Bronwyn Dalleyâ€™s presentation considered the role of historians in historical documents.Â A related article announces the commencement of TVNZâ€™s historical documentary, Colour of War â€“ The Anzacs and notes the lack of female historian presenters on the show. Â There is also a summary of the conference and accompanying photographs.
The office holderâ€™s report mentions advocacy work and acknowledges the work of Dalley, who has left committee to take up the role of chief historian at the Ministry of Culture and Heritage. Â Michael Kelly discusses the BBC documentary Great Britons. Â There is also an update on recent heritage controversies, a letter to the editor from Ann McEwan at the University of Waikato, an update on memberâ€™s activities, and Kelly’s regular website review which looks at The Drop Zone Virtual Museum.
Read this issue: Phanzine December 2002