Conferences and Announcements
The UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand Committee is delighted to announce two new inscriptions to the New Zealand documentary heritage register ....
The successful inscriptions are: Maori Land Court Minute Books 1862 to 1900 (nominated by the Maori Land Court) and Patu! the documentary recording events of the 1981 Springbok Tour to New Zealand (nominated by the New Zealand Film Archive).
The Alexander Turnbull Library has recently reopened the reading rooms in the National Library Building on Molesworth Street. On the first and second floors, the Turnbull staff provide research assistance and facilitate access to the National Library of New Zealand collections and the Alexander Turnbull Library collections from co-located Reading Rooms.
*Invitation to join the Australia/New Zealand Chapter of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies*Submitted by Marguerite Hill on Wed, 10/17/2012 - 19:57
*Invitation to join the Australia/New Zealand Chapter of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies*
This is an open invitation for scholars and researchers interested in the field of heritage studies to join the Australia/New Zealand Chapter of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies. The Association welcomes many different fields and disciplines, with the recent conference in Gothenburg (Sweden)<http://www.science.gu.se/english/research/prominent-research-environments/areas-of-strength/Heritage_Studies/news_events/achs/
This is the PowerPoint that Emerson talked to at the PHANZA seminars in September.
Please note this is a large file - about 12MB
Should you happent to be in London, take a look at the Public History Discussion Group 2012-3 (Bishopsgate Institute)Submitted by Marguerite Hill on Sun, 09/23/2012 - 23:51
The Autumn of 2012 sees the 15th year of the group from its start at Ruskin College, Oxford in 1998. This is the second year of meeting at the Bishopsgate Institute in London at 230 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4QH.
John Wilson, born in Westport just before the outbreak of World War I, studied law, trained as an army officer and joined the Indian Army in 1941. He was wounded in the fall of Singapore, was captured by the Japanese and imprisoned in Changi. He was then sent to work on the Thai-Burma railway. During his three years in the hands of the Japanese he narrowly avoided death on several occasions. He resumed his life in Wellington in 1945 without any apparent affects from his incarceration.
From gold rush to Great War: historic papers now online
From the gold rush frenzy of 1870’s Thames to the casualty lists of from Gallipoli, a new batch of old papers in now available on the National Library’s popular PapersPast website (http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz).
Selling the Dream: The Art of Early New Zealand Tourism - imminent book release
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QE HOSPITAL COMMUNITY TRUST COMPLETES
MILESTONE HISTORY PROJECT
Hospital Records Transferred to Archives NZ
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Community Trust recently completed another milestone history project.
Annette Burgess, chairman of Queen Elizabeth Hospital Trust, said nearly 40 years of medical records had been transferred from QE Health to the Archives New Zealand repository in Auckland.
“One of Rotorua’s most well known and respected icons Queen Elizabeth Hospital has played a pivotal role in the medical history of New Zealand for 70 years.”
A view of life in 1890 through the eyes of one of New Zealand's leading scientists