Grace Karskens

Grace Karskens

Going Public: Historians, Public History and the Power of Place Abstract What is the role of historians in public history? Are they revered experts and instigators? Equal collaborators? Or do they just provide the ‘colourful’ stories in public history projects?...
Ben Schrader

Ben Schrader

Government House: The first ‘Auckland’ building? Ben Schrader The Maoriland period (1890-1910s) was the genesis of New Zealand cultural nationalism. Recent research on Maoriland cultural production and consumption – in literature and the wider arts – has shown how...
Charlotte MacDonald

Charlotte MacDonald

Glitter and Gore: Auckland’s origins as a garrison town Charlotte Macdonald Amongst the first and most consistent European presence in colonial Auckland were redcoat soldiers of British regiments sent as part of the Governor’s retinue; as a fighting force in the...
Hazel Petrie

Hazel Petrie

Black Fellows and White Chinamen: Chinese, Indian, Lebanese, & Dalmatians arrive in Auckland, c1890-1920s Hazel Petrie Abstract New Zealand’s earliest non-Polynesian immigrants were largely British.  From 1840, their numbers grew exponentially until, by about...