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Book & Print in New Zealand : A Guide to Print Culture in Aotearoa

Notes on Contributors

Notes on Contributors

James Bade, Senior Lecturer in German and Assistant Dean of Arts at the University of Auckland, is editor of and major contributor to The German Connection: New Zealand and German-Speaking Europe in the Nineteenth Century, Oxford University Press (1993). A companion volume on the 20th century is due for publication by OUP in 1998.

Ann Beaglehole is an historian who came to New Zealand after the Hungarian uprising in 1956. She has written about immigrants from Central and Eastern Europe who settled in New Zealand before and after World War II, and about the New Zealand Jewish community. Her books include A Small Price to Pay (1988) and Facing the Past (1990). Currently she is a policy analyst at the Ethnic Affairs Service, Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington.

Jennie Coleman graduated MusB (Hons) from the University of Otago and MMus (ethnomusicology) from the University of London. Her PhD thesis, 'Transmigration of the Piob Mhor' (the Scottish Highland bagpipe), has encouraged a keen interest in the Gaelic language. Dr Coleman's academic involvement in things Celtic includes the presentation of papers at Celtic Studies conferences in Australia in 1992 and 1995.

Kathleen Coleridge is Special Materials Librarian at Victoria University of Wellington. She has written a number of publications on aspects of printing and the book trades in early Wellington, including Building a Paper Economy: Advertising in Wellington Newspapers (1991), and a recent paper on ornamental typefaces.

Roger Collins has recently retired from the French and Art History departments at the University of Otago. His interest in Franco-New Zealand contacts has generated numerous articles, the exhibition 'New Zealand seen by the French', which he curated at the National Library of New Zealand in 1991, and the bilingual journal Antipodes which he edits.

Tony Deverson is a senior lecturer in English at the University of Canterbury, where he has taught medieval literature and English language since 1966. His chief research interests are in New Zealand English lexis and lexicography. He has co-authored (with Elizabeth Gordon) a number of textbooks on New Zealand English, and is the editor of the second edition of the New Zealand Pocket Oxford Dictionary (1997).

Nicola Frean is currently establishing a local archives collection for the Upper Hutt Public Library. She has an MA (Hons) in history and a postgraduate diploma in librarianship, and has worked at National Archives and as Newspaper Librarian at the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Penny Griffith is a former librarian with a continuing interest in New Zealand bibliography, printing and publishing history. She is now a freelance editor and desktop publisher and Managing Editor of the Turnbull Library Record.

George Griffiths was a journalist on newspapers in New Zealand and England, and spent 30 years with the Otago Daily Times as sub-editor, columnist, chief editorial writer and book editor. In 1978 he founded, with Judy Cox, Otago Heritage Books, publishers and booksellers. He is the author of King Wakatip (1971), Otago University at Cricket (1971), Names and Places in Southern New Zealand (1990) and other works. He has edited and published over 50 publications through Otago Heritage Books.

Michael Hamblyn is a library manager from Dunedin. He has written extensively on New Zealand's colonial publishers, has published short stories and is preparing several books on publishing in 19th-century New Zealand.

Stephen Hamilton recently graduated PhD in English from the University of Auckland. His thesis discusses the role of literary magazines in the development of New Zealand literature between the wars. He is currently editing the Early Maori Imprint Project at the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Ross Harvey, Associate Professor in the Department of Information Studies at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia, was formerly Newspaper Librarian at the National Library of New Zealand. He has published in the field of New Zealand newspaper history, and in 1995 established the Elibank Press with Rachel Salmond, to promote the study of the history of print culture in New Zealand and Australia.

Robert Holding has been actively involved with Pacific Island publications since the early 1970s, and established the Polynesian (now Pasifika) Press and Bookshop in Auckland in 1976. He is also an editor/designer and consultant on bookshop operations and Pacific Island affairs.

Galumalemana Alfred Hunkin was born in Western Samoa and has degrees in history and anthropology. He has taught Samoan at community, Police Department and tertiary levels for 20 years, and is currently Coordinator and Senior Lecturer of the Samoan Language and Culture programme at Victoria University of Wellington.

Lynne Jackett reviewed and later selected children's books for School Library Service, National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa for nine years, and compiled and edited The Book Corner: Best Books for Young Children (National Library of New Zealand, 1989-94). She is the Curator of the Dorothy Neal White Collection, National Library of New Zealand. She would like to acknowledge the invaluable assistance provided by Mary Hutton and Mary Atwool to her contribution.

Jaap Jasperse is the editor of the New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research and a science publisher with the Royal Society of New Zealand. His contribution is mainly derived from his PhD thesis, 'Publishing New Zealand science on CD-ROM: an action research approach' (1992).

Stephen Jelicich, resident of Auckland, is an architect, researcher, historian and prominent member of the Dalmatian-Croatian (formerly Yugoslav) community in New Zealand. He has written articles about, presented papers on and completed a book-length history of his ethnic community.

Patrick King worked as a translator and editor of European and Polynesian languages with the Translation Service of the Department of Internal Affairs in Wellington between 1975 and 1985, apart from three years freelance work. He is a founding director of the New Zealand Translation Centre Ltd (1985) where he is currently senior editor.

Robert Leek, Senior Lecturer, Department of English, University of Auckland, was born in the Netherlands, and emigrated to New Zealand in 1957, gaining a PhD from the University of Auckland in 1974. He has published on linguistic and sociolinguistic topics, and on drama, notably on Shakespearean translations and performances in the Netherlands. His article 'The Dutch and their language in New Zealand' appeared in the Atlas of Languages of Intercultural Communication in the Pacific, Asia, and the Americas (1996). He has also published two works of fiction: Passion (1990) and Sweet and Sour Cocktails (1993).

Peter Lineham is a senior lecturer in History at Massey University in Palmerston North. He is the author of There We Found Brethren (1977), No Ordinary Union (1980), Transplanted Christianity (1987), Religious History of New Zealand: A Bibliography (1984 and three later editions), Bible and Society (1996) and numerous articles on religious history in England and New Zealand.

Douglas Little was born in Dunedin and taught Classics at the Universities of Otago and Texas. His published work includes translations of Lucan's Pharsalia, and Plutarch's Lives of Galba and Otho.

Don Long has edited Pacific resources for the official agencies for education in New Zealand, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Western Samoa, Niue and Fiji. He currently edits Pacific resources at Learning Media Ltd. His own stories for children have appeared in local and overseas publications, and have been translated into Samoan and Cook Islands Māori. He sits on the editorial committee of Unesco's Asian/Pacific co-publication programme.

Rick McGregor graduated in English and Scandinavian studies at the University of Auckland and earned a postgraduate diploma in librarianship at Victoria University of Wellington. In 1993 he completed a PhD at the University of Otago, comparing the narrative methods of Swedish novelist Per Olof Sundman with those of the Icelandic sagas. His thesis has been published by the University of Gothenburg. He has studied and worked in Sweden and taught Swedish at the Universities of Auckland and Otago.

Brian McKeon, Wellington City Librarian 1973-94, advises on print copyright in universities, acts as joint editor of New Zealand Libraries (journal of the New Zealand Library and Information Association), and serves as member of the Executive Committee of Writers' and Readers' Week, New Zealand International Festival of the Arts.

Jane McRae is a lecturer in Māori oral literature in the Māori Studies Department of the University of Auckland.

Keith Maslen, Honorary Fellow, Department of English, University of Otago, has published The Bowyer Ledgers (1991) and An Early London Printing House at Work (1993); also on such New Zealand topics as Wise's directories, the community libraries of early Otago, and early Dunedin printers. He has printed editions of New Zealand verse through the Bibliography Room, University of Otago Library. Current research interests are the Otago book trade, and Samuel Richardson as printer.

Jean Mitaera is a New Zealand-born Cook Islander with a particular interest in writing on Pacific representations of identity and how these can contribute to Pacific people's cultural, political and economic development in Aotearoa/New Zealand. She is currently employed by the Ministry of Women's Affairs as the analyst responsible for Pacific women's issues.

Nigel Murphy, Published Collections Librarian at the Alexander Turnbull Library, is completing for the New Zealand Chinese Association A Guide to Laws and Government Policies Relating to the Chinese in New Zealand, 1871-1996. He has contributed to the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Exhibitions he has curated include 'Chee Kung Tong: the Hung League in New Zealand' for the National Library.

James Ng ONZM, is a history-loving medical practitioner of Dunedin who has written Windows on a Chinese Past, with three of four volumes published.

Elizabeth Nichol is Manager of the Literature, Arts and Music Department, Auckland Public Library. She graduated BMus from the University of Otago and MA from the University of Western Australia. After gaining the diploma of the New Zealand Library School, she worked at the Parliamentary Library in Wellington before becoming Music Librarian, Auckland Public Library.

Edwin Nye was born in Belgium and educated partly in France. He is a physician, and was formerly engaged in medical research, mainly in New Zealand, but for some years in Sweden. He has a long-standing interest in the Swedish language and teaches that language as well as being a member and one-time chairman of the Otago Scandinavian Society. He was awarded a Swedish order of knighthood for services to the Swedish language.

Alan Preston is the founder and managing director of Unity Books (Wellington) Ltd (1967) and of Unity Books (Auckland) Ltd (1989). He completed a BA in history at Victoria University of Wellington in 1978.

Hugh Price studied at Victoria University College and Wellington Teachers College. His career in the book trade has included bookselling and positions as Art Editor at the Department of Education's School Publications Branch, as Manager, Sydney University Press, and Manager of Price Milburn until his retirement. He was on the Book Council executive for ten years and has been a committee member of the New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties since the 1950s.

Bruce Ringer graduated with an MA from Auckland University in 1974 and has since mostly worked as a librarian. He is currently Team Leader Reference and Research, Manukau Community and Information Service. He has published books on New Zealand government and on cycle touring.

John Ross majored in English at Victoria University of Wellington, becoming interested in printing through taking Don McKenzie's 'Scholarship' course in 1962. In the mid 1960s, with McKenzie, he edited A Ledger of Charles Ackers (1968), and subsequently edited two comedies by Thomas Shadwell for a University of London PhD. In 1973 he took up a drama teaching position in Massey University's English Department. He has published editions of four Restoration comedies, and articles on early 18th-century London printing.

Theresa Sawicka is a research fellow in the Department of Anthropology, Victoria University of Wellington. One of her research interests, the subject of her PhD thesis, is Polish migration to New Zealand. She is currently working with the Youth and Family Project, a cross-cultural study of intergenerational relationships and the transition to adulthood in New Zealand.

Sydney Shep is the printer at Wai-te-ata Press, Victoria University of Wellington, and President of the Book Arts Society of New Zealand. She is currently researching phormium tenax (New Zealand flax) and its use in 19th-century New Zealand papermaking.

Reverend Lagi Sipeli JP, QSM, was born in Niue. After secondary schooling he moved to New Zealand, becoming the first Pacific Islander to be ordained into the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand at the Pacific Islanders Church in Auckland. He is currently minister of the independent St James Niue-speaking congregation in Newtown, Wellington, and is compiling a comprehensive Niuean dictionary and revising the Niuean hymnbook. He has contributed to many community and government bodies on issues of concern to all Pacific Islanders.

Ross Somerville has worked as a music librarian, cataloguer and reference librarian in public libraries and the National Library of New Zealand (including a stint on the New Zealand National Bibliography). In 1988 he joined the editorial staff of the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography where he is now Assistant Editor (Production and Publication). He would like to acknowledge the generous assistance of Fergus Barrowman, Elizabeth Caffin, Andrew Mason and Bridget Williams in the preparation of his contribution.

Jane Stafford teaches English at Victoria University of Wellington, and researches in the area of 19th-century British and New Zealand literature.

Clark Stiles has worked at the Alexander Turnbull Library for the last ten years, where he is currently the Curator, New Zealand and Pacific Published Collections.

Luke Trainor has recently published British Imperialism and Australian Nationalism: Manipulation, Conflict and Compromise in the Late Nineteenth Century (1994) and edited Republicanism in New Zealand (1996). He has an interest in the history of the reproduction of British culture in New Zealand and Australia.

Andrew Trlin is Associate Professor, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, Massey University, Palmerston North. New Zealand-born of Dalmatian parents, he is the author of Now Respected, Once Despised: Yugoslavs in New Zealand (1979) and has published extensively on aspects of immigration, demography, social policy and social change in New Zealand.

Noel Waite graduated BA Hons in English and French. His PhD thesis 'Adventure and art: literature publishing in Christchurch 1934-96' (1997) is looking for a publisher. Noel will be curating an exhibition on the Caxton Press at the National Library Gallery in August 1998.

Lydia Wevers is a senior associate of the English Department at Victoria University of Wellington. She is a contributor to The Oxford History of New Zealand Literature in English and has written extensively on New Zealand and Australian literature.

Sheila Williams worked at the Alexander Turnbull Library, assisted with the retrospective New Zealand National Bibliography, and was in charge of the National Library's Bibliographic Unit. She lectures on bibliographic organisation and subject access in the MLIS programme at Victoria University of Wellington.

Diane Woods is a reference librarian with the National Library of New Zealand's Reference and Research Service, specialising in Pacific resources and services.