History Teachers Association of NSW Conference January 2016 (on Norfolk Island)

A call has been made for anyone interested in presenting at the the History Teachers Association of NSW Conference January 2016 (on Norfolk Island). Details are below.

2016 Norfolk Island Conference Call for Papers Guidelines

2016 Norfolk Island Conference Paper Proposal Form

Labour History Project’s “Another World is Possible” essay competition

Another World is Possible essay competition 2015

For the second time, the Labour History Project is running an essay competition to inspire debate on alternative futures.

In December 2014, an OECD report ranked New Zealand as the most deeply affected by growing income inequality out of all developed countries. It makes the case that we are all affected by growing income inequality, not just those in the lowest tenth of households in New Zealand.  In this context, the Labour History Project invites progressive New Zealanders of all ages to offer visions and strategies that would enable a future world where inequality is eradicated.

See attached sheet for more information essay comp rules 2015

Treaty of Waitangi Resources

NZHTA provides this information as a service to it’s members and does not necessarily endorsement this product or service.


It is 175 years since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. As part of this important commemoration we would like to introduce you to one of our 2015 publications: Working with Treaty Principles at School – Ngā Tikanga o Te Tiriti hei Mahi i te Kura by Susan Battye and Edith Chaney.

About Working with Treaty Principles at School Written in partnership by educators Susan Battye and Edith Chaney (Te Arawa), this important resource supports schools to look at how they can enact the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi at a governance and leadership level, at a whole school level, and at a classroom level. It uses examples from New Zealand schools to demonstrate how this might be achieved.

The ideas and activities in this resource will enable leaders, teachers and students to build in-depth understanding of how the Treaty’s three principles: partnership, protection, and participation can be embedded into everyday school life.

View the resource online You can view Working with Treaty Principles at School on our website online and in full, page by page. This feature enables you to view the complete book. It will also help you to make an informed purchase decision.

Simply visit us online – www.userfriendlyresources.co.nz and search for code: 788 Available in PDF, print or a combination All of our resources are available either a digital PDF, print or a combination of both. Ordering in PDF format means you can download and use the resources immediately.

Order a combination of both print and PDF formats means you save over 25% per order.

If you are interested in purchasing this resource for your institution Order online – www.userfriendlyresources.co.nz and enter search code 788, or call us on: 0508 500 393.

Ever wondered how NCEA Externals are set?

Here the timeline are process for setting the External Examinations for NCEA


2015 Exam Start and Finish dates


NZHTA Survey

NZHTA wants to know what your views are on the changes being put in place by National Library in order to respond to them.

The key change seems to be that access to ‘hard copy’ non-fiction books will be either curtailed entirely or at least severely restricted. This seems a very retrograde step for History, but we need your input to make our case.
Please complete the very short survey to provide us with that data. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S7VFR2M

Fulbright Seminar: Jock Phillips – Developing Te Ara, the world’s first born-digital national encyclopedia

Fulbright New Zealand invites you to a free public seminar by Fulbright alumnus Jock Phillips, one of New Zealand’s leading historians, who recently retired as General Editor of Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Jock received a 1978 Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Award to research American history at Harvard University. He served on the Fulbright New Zealand Board from 1996 to 2009, including three years as Chairperson.

In this seminar, Jock will discuss how he conceived and led a team of hundreds on a project to develop the world’s first digital-born national encyclopedia, Te Ara. The 12 year “first build” of the world-leading online encyclopedia was completed in November with the launch of its twelfth and final section.

Fulbright Seminar: Jock Phillips – Developing Te Ara, the world’s first born-digital national encyclopedia
12:30-1:30pm, Friday 27 February

Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Level 4, ASB House, 101-103 The Terrace, Wellington

Places are limited so please RSVP to info@fulbright.org.nz or 472 2065 by Wednesday 25 February. Feel free to bring your own “brown bag” lunch.

Call for Judges for the Magna Carta

Call for names for expert list for Magna Carta/rule of law/right in New Zealand

The Magna Carta 800 Committee for New Zealand is creating a list of experts in New Zealand who can speak about Magna Carta, the rule of law and rights, and associated topics including more current applications such as a Magna Carta for the Earth or a Digital Magna Carta. If the media or an organization contacts us to identify someone to speak they will be referred to this list and it will go on our website.

If you would like to go on this list please email the following:



Expertise: (e.g. whether Magna Carta history, rule of law, bill of rights, rights generally, or rights/law in relation to topics such as gender, children, environment, employment, property, education, digital privacy, security)

Contacts: (e.g. email/phone/website – note the list will go online/be public).

Please email this to the Magna Carta NZ administrative assistant Tom James, email