Telling New Zealand’s own stories

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Telling New Zealand’s own stories

October 1, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Eminent historian, Jock Phillips ONZM is passionate about New Zealand history. As the Chief Historian for the New Zealand Government Jock was the originator and general editor of Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand.

While he was teaching history at Victoria University of Wellington he established the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies, and he made a significant contribution to the development of Te Papa Museum. One might wonder how he found the time to write, but he has a long list of books on historical subjects to his name.

These include his 2019 memoir, Making History, in which he describes how he became a pioneering historian, a champion of New Zealand’s own stories, as opposed to the history books with an Anglophile focus. He uses the written word, radio broadcasts and blogs to communicate New Zealand’s own history to a broad audience.

For the festival, Jock will use a slide show to discuss a few of the items highlighted in his latest book, A History of New Zealand in 100 Objects.

Sunday 1st October 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Venue: Concert Chamber War Memorial Centre, Watt Street

Admission: $15 pre-booked; $20 door sales

Booking: Royal Whanganui Opera House


October 1, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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