Bettina Bradbury, Historian
Bettina Bradbury is Emerita Professor of History, York University, Toronto. She is the author of a number of major works including Working Families (1993) and Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal (2011) for which she was awarded the Garneau Medal in 2015. Bettina is along term member of the Montreal History Group. Bettina Bradbury is currently working on a history of marriage and inheritance across the British empire.
Raewyn Dalziel, Historian
Raewyn Dalziel has recently retired from the position as Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Auckland. She has written widely on nineteenth-century New Zealand including the major biography Julius Vogel: Business Politician (1986), her highly influential article ‘The Colonial Helpmeet: women and the vote in nineteenth-century New Zealand’ (New Zealand Journal of History, 1977 and subsequently), on Taranaki emigrants and Donald McLean in love.
Andre Geldenhuis, Electronic Innovator
Andre Geldenhuis is currently E Research Specialist in Information Technology Services, Victoria University of Wellington. Andre completed an MSc at University of Canterbury in 2008 on ‘Gravity waves in the mesosphere’ and developed a ‘rover robot’ for making house inspections in post-quake Christchurch. He is now working across a range of research areas as an e-developer. In 2014 he created the IdentifyAnimal tracker to map predators and other animals in suburban Wellington with Victor Anton, Heiko Wittmer and Stephen Hartley. The site tagged 65000 images.
Michael Fitzgerald, Honorary Research Fellow, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand
Michael Fitzgerald is an Honorary Research Fellow at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand. Michael has vast experience and knowledge of Te Papa’s collections following a four decade career as an historical curator in the national museum. Among Michael’s many achievements is work on the arresting photographs taken in the Wellington studio of Berry & Co before local men embarked for overseas service in WW1. The exhibition, book (Berry Boys: portraits of World War one soldiers and families, with Claire Regnault, Te Papa Press, 2014) and associated activities has captured a wide historical imagination.
Jonathan Flutey is currently Learning and Research Technology Manager, Information Technology Services, Victoria University of Wellington. Jonny has led digital development across the university including supporting e-initiatives into new areas of teaching and research.
Paul Meredith, Pou Hautu, Legal scholar and Historian
Paul Meredith of Ngāti Maniapoto and Pākehā descent, is Pou Hautu in the office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Victoria University of Wellington/Te Whare Wānanga o Te Ūpoko o Te Ika a Māui. Theodore John Meredith 1843-1928 (aka Pte Richard Double) of the 2nd Waikato Militia is one of Paul’s tipuna. He has recently published ‘Tēnā koe Hēmi Kāwana: a Ngāti Maniapoto half-caste from Kihikihi greets Mr James Cowan’, Journal of New Zealand Studies, 19 (2015) and, with Robert Joseph, Battle of Orakau: Maori Veterans Accounts, commemorating the 150th anniversary 1864-2014 (2014), and with Richard Benton and Alex Frame, Mātāpunenga: A Compendium of References to the Concepts and Institutions of Maori Customary Law (2013).
Matt Plummer, Digital interpreter
Matt Plummer is currently Customer Relationship Co-ordinator in Information Technology Services, Victoria University of Wellington. Matt completed an MA in Art History at VUW in 2010 on the artist Malcolm Ross under the title ‘Legendary Obscurity’. He has published in Art New Zealand. Matt has subsequently worked to bring digital approaches to university research projects. He has a particular interest in mid-19thC photography and its antecedents.
David Retter, Research Librarian and Archivist
David Retter has many years’ professional experience as an archivist working at Archives New Zealand and as a research librarian at the Alexander Turnbull Library. He has published in Archifacts, New Zealand Archivist and Off the Record, and is currently researching the New Zealanders who served in the Anglo-South African (‘Boer’) war, 1899-1902.