The Auckland History Initiative is pleased to announce that its prize for the best paper by a graduate student on the history of Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland at the NZHA Conference, Auckland, 2017 is awarded to:
Lucy Mackintosh for ‘A Strange Sight’: Auckland Domain 1840-1865
This paper was tightly focused on a particular and fascinating aspect of Auckland history yet had a wide scope in terms of ideas, time and culture. It challenged and problematized our understanding not just of the Domain but by extension of places across Auckland. Lucy engaged insightfully with cutting edge historiographical and theoretical literature yet used the clear language and sentence structures suitable for a spoken, widely-accessible talk. She left her audience thinking in new and deeper ways about familiar Auckland places. Congratulations Lucy!
The judges were impressed with the depth and historical skill of all of the qualifying papers, and celebrate the collective contribution to Auckland’s knowing of its past.