General Notices

2017 Lilburn Research Fellowship - applications open

The Lilburn Trust and Alexander Turnbull Library are calling for applications for the 2017 Lilburn Research Fellowship.


Further details are attached below. Applications close 14 October 2016.

JC Stout Lecture 2016 (Wellington) - Atholl Anderson, 'The making of the Maori middle ages'.

JD Stout Lecture 2016

Atholl Anderson

The making of the Maori middle ages.



Oral History Workshops – Wellington and Christchurch

Oral History Workshops – Wellington and Christchurch

PHANZA AGM documents available - proposed Constitution changes

PHANZA AGM documents detailing the proposed Constitution changes are now available on the website:


The AGM will be held on the evening of Saturday 8 October in Wellington. We'll publicise a start time, agenda and other meeting documents soon.

Latest issue of UNESCO Memory of the World newsletter is available

The August issue of Nga Mahara, the Memories is now on the UNESCO Memory of the World NZ website.

In this issue we remind all interested institutions that there is still time to nominate an item of documentary heritage for this year's register.  Also we report on the Expressions of Interest workshop, showcase our new resources and catch up with other news from UNESCO.

Alexander Turnbull Library (Wellington) - Family History Month programme of events

August is Family History Month.  National Library of New Zealand and the Wellington Branches of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists (NZSG) are collaborating with other groups to bring you a lively and informative programme of events during Family History Month in August 2016.


Wednesday 3 August

Introductory tour of family history resources

Tauhere Connections journal - call for articles

Article submission for the next issue of Tauhere Connections are due 3 October.

For more information see their website:


You can read the first issue here:

PHANZA mini-conference (Wellington) - call for papers, presentations, panels, or speakers

The Professional Historians’ Association of New Zealand/Aotearoa (PHANZA)

is seeking proposals for papers, presentations, panels, or speakers

for a mini-conference on


“Piecing Together the Jigsaw:

Information and Where to Find It”


to be held on Saturday 8 October 2016

at St Andrew’s on the Terrace, Wellington.


PHANZA 2016–17 Membership Subscriptions are due by 30 September 2016

We’d like to thank all our members for their continued support. Our subscription year runs from 1 July to 30 June, and it is now time to renew your membership subscription. Please pay by 30 September 2016.


Payment details/methods
Subscription for those receiving income from paid work - $50
Subscription for those not receiving income from paid work - $25


Comments requested on the National Libraries strategic direction

National Library of New Zealand: Positioning for the future

The National Library of New Zealand has released its Draft Strategic Direction to 2030 and is interested in your feedback.

Comments are due by 31 August 2016.

Go to for further details.