Peter Wells, 1950-2019

Peter Wells’ death on 18 February 2019 brings to an end a life of remarkable creativity, courage and originality. To historians Peter may be best known for his two recent books: The Hungry Heart (2012), a study of the life of William Colenso, and Journey to a Hanging (2014) a study of Rev Volkner and … More Peter Wells, 1950-2019

NZHA Conference: Kanohi ki te Kanohi: Histories for our Time

A reminder that the closing date for the call for papers for our biennial conference is 31 March 2019. We welcome proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, buzz sessions and other forms of presentation. We particularly encourage proposals from post-graduate students, early career academics, teachers and those working with and for heritage institutions and collections. Dr … More NZHA Conference: Kanohi ki te Kanohi: Histories for our Time

Waitangi Tribunal careers: Senior Researcher/Analyst

The Waitangi Tribunal, based in Wellington, is currently advertising a Senior Researcher/Analyst role in the Research Services team. Applications are encouraged from those with broad and in-depth professional and intellectual knowledge of research methodology and a proven track record of delivering complex research assignments. Strong analytical skills and knowledge of, and expertise in, New Zealand … More Waitangi Tribunal careers: Senior Researcher/Analyst

Waitangi Tribunal careers: Researcher/Analysts

The Waitangi Tribunal, based in Wellington, is currently advertising roles for Researcher/Analysts in the Research Services, Inquiry Facilitation, and Report Writing teams. These roles would suit someone with a tertiary qualification in New Zealand history, Māori studies, public policy, law or other relevant disciplines, or relevant professional experience. More information is available on the Ministry … More Waitangi Tribunal careers: Researcher/Analysts

New Year Honours List 2019

The NZHA would like to congratulate the winners of the 2019 New Year Honours List. In particular, we acknowledge the works of Peter Lineham, Alison Jones, Edmund Bohan, Helene Wong, and Gaylene Preston for their contributions to historical fields. More information on this year’s Honours List can be found here:

NZHA submission to NALI

The NZHA made a submission to the National Archival and Library Institutions Ministerial Group outlining our concerns regarding the restructuring of our national archival and library institutions (Archives New Zealand, the National Library of New Zealand, andNgā Taonga Sound and Vision). For the benefit of our members we post the response from NALI below, which … More NZHA submission to NALI