AHI Postgrad and Intern work
One of the key goals for the AHI is student engagement. We see this website as an excellent
opportunity to share with the wider community some of the excellent and innovative research
coming from our graduate students and Faculty of Arts internship programme. Students are
2021 Postgrads and Interns
Elizabeth is in her final semester of a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland.
Elizabeth completed her project as part of a short internship with the AHI in early 2021. Her research project focussed on women’s political activism in Auckland during the 19th and 20th centuries, using Emily Gibson as a case-study. It follows the life of Emily Gibson, examining her motivations and efforts in the causes of women’s rights and improving the lives of Aucklanders. Though many of her day thought of Gibson as a “political pioneer,” she remains little-known by twenty-first century New Zealanders.
Elizabeth would like to extend her thanks to the Auckland Council Archives, Katherine Pawley and the team at the University of Auckland’s Special Collections, Megan Hutching, the Auckland History Initiative, and her supervisors Dr Jessica Parr and Professor Linda Bryder for their guidance throughout this project.
Chris Turnbull is currently working on a PhD thesis investigating how the relationship between New Zealand and the Pacific developed between 1840 and 1940. This article is an extract from part of that thesis. Chris would like to acknowledge the support and input of his supervisors at the University of Auckland, Professor Linda Bryder and Dr Felicity Barnes.
Mark Sinclair is a senior student who has returned to University following a career in commerce. He holds a BCom in Economics from Otago (1978) and an MA in Philosophy from Auckland (2018). He is currently completing a PGDip in History. The attached essay was written in 2020 as an assignment for History 705 Writing New Zealand.
Sample our Postgrad & Intern Work:
By Mark Sinclair*
There is something about broken glass that seems to resonate through every riot. Whether it is the shattering of a transparent fragile barrier that separates the poor from owning what they can clearly see but not afford or, the scornful reflection that in certain lights looks back at the potential stone thrower and motivates a violent act that destroys a despised image. Whatever the motivation, the smashing of shop front windows seems to be a universal release for the frustrated and the angry.
By Chris Turnbull*
Auckland is a Pacific city. Many of us are familiar with how Pacific Island settlers were drawn to Auckland by the demand for agricultural and then manufacturing labour in the 1960s and 1970s, but our relationship with the Pacific has an earlier history. This paper describes how the foundations of today’s Pacific city were laid in the 1840s, through the interaction of Pacific leaders, New Zealand’s Governor, and the missionary community.
By Elizabeth Larkworthy
In September 1893, New Zealand women had won a huge victory – they had gained the right to vote. But what would they do with this newfound political power? And how could they use it to champion the greater good? These were the questions on the minds of small groups of politically inclined women that emerged in early twentieth-century Auckland.
by Kyra Maquiso* JAFAS (2000) is not, unfortunately, a documentary on the much-loved orange candy. Indeed, the South Islanders of this documentary did not find anything sweet or delightful about their subject; nor did they sugar-coat any of their opinions about...