Teaching history, changing lives

Today we are publishing a thoughtful piece by passionate history teacher Clementine Fraser, Head of History at Avondale College, Auckland, about her experience of opening young people’s eyes to the connections between their past and their present reality.  She also demonstrates the benefits of visiting the places where events really happened, reminding us of the need to…

He Tohu – A Declaration | A Treaty | A Petition

Today we are publishing a review of the new He Tohu exhibition at the National Library by historian Jock Phillips, written especially for this blog.  Jock has been New Zealand’s Chief Historian and editor of Te Ara Encyclopedia, among many other achievements, and we are grateful he took the time to write this for us. Last month…

Update: Hug a Historian Today

If you’ve seen historians roaming the streets of Wellington in the last two weeks, looking depressed and despondent, this is why.  In the last two weeks, since the earthquake:

Hug a Historian Today

If you’ve seen historians roaming the streets of Wellington in the last two weeks, looking depressed and despondent, this is why.  In the last two weeks, since the earthquake:

New Zealand Wars Day

Want a depressing read?  Check out the submissions made to the Maori Affairs Select Committee about the petition made by Otorohanga College students Waimarama Anderson and Leah Bell