Seminar: Dr Mark Stocker, ‘Muldoon’s Money? New Revelations on the 1967 Decimal Coinage Designs’

In 1964 a committee of the ‘great and good’ was established to select suitable designs for the reverses of New Zealand’s forthcoming decimal coinage. It was long believed that the committee’s archive was lost, destroyed at the behest of the then Minister of Finance, Robert Muldoon, by obedient state servants. However, a virtually complete run … More Seminar: Dr Mark Stocker, ‘Muldoon’s Money? New Revelations on the 1967 Decimal Coinage Designs’

Rangimarie – A New Zealand Garden for Peace in Le Quesnoy, France

Auckland-based landscape architecture studio Xanthe White Design Stuido have teamed up with Uru Whakaaro Limited to build a garden for peace in Le Quesnoy, a village in northern France, as part of the 100 year commemoration of World War 1. The village was freed from German occupation by New Zealand soldiers on the 4th November 1918 … More Rangimarie – A New Zealand Garden for Peace in Le Quesnoy, France

Charlotte Macdonald: A report from the International Federation for Research on Women’s History Conference (Vancouver)

Historians of women in, founding father out Historians of women meeting for the five-yearly conference of the International Federation in Vancouver found themselves in the midst of a local controversy about what to do with a man. The man in question was John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister and one of the Fathers of … More Charlotte Macdonald: A report from the International Federation for Research on Women’s History Conference (Vancouver)

Panel Seminar: ‘125 Years: Are we there yet?’

To commemorate 125 years of women’s suffrage, WORD Christchurch in partnership with National Library of New Zealand and Royal Society Te Apārangi have assembled a panel of extraordinary New Zealand women to discuss how far we have come since women were granted the vote, and how far we still have to go in the fight for gender … More Panel Seminar: ‘125 Years: Are we there yet?’

Seminar: Damon Salesa, ‘Island Time’

Damon Salesa explores this question in a public lecture, based on the Michael King Memorial Lecture he delivered to a standing-room-only audience at the Auckland Writers Festival in May. Setting a course through the ‘islands’ of Pacific life in New Zealand – Otara, Porirua, Tokoroa, Oamaru and beyond – Salesa envisions a country becoming ‘more … More Seminar: Damon Salesa, ‘Island Time’

Seminar: Dr Neeta M. Khandpekar, ‘Christian Missionaries in Western India (Maharashtra)’

Missionaries in western India (Maharashtra) used a variety of methods to impart education in the 19th and 20th centuries, including direct preaching of the Gospel at Central Station, combined Christian and general education, public lecturing and private classes, assisting in translation, Missionary itinerancies, pastoral care of converts and training converts for the ministry. Many of … More Seminar: Dr Neeta M. Khandpekar, ‘Christian Missionaries in Western India (Maharashtra)’