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Our specialists

Information on New Zealand society and culture can be found on the Ministry’s Te Ara and NZHistory websites. If you have any queries, please e-mail us at info@mch.govt.nz. Media are welcome to contact us at media@mch.govt.nz. Other details can be viewed at contact us.

Introducing some of our subject specialists

 

Brodie Stubbs

Manager, Heritage Projects
Delivery Group
Areas of interest are national monuments and memorials, commemorations and New Zealand’s emblems.

David Butts

Manager, Heritage Operations
Delivery Group
Areas of interest are museums, art galleries, taonga tūturu, heritage places and memorials.

David Green

Senior Editor/Historian
Delivery Group
Areas of interest are the New Zealand Wars, history of government and sports history.

Gavin McLean

Senior Historian/Writer
Delivery Group
Areas of interest are maritime, military history, constitutional/politics, business, heritage, local history and publishing.

Imelda Bargas

Digital Content Lead/Senior Historian
Delivery Group
Areas of interest are historic building and sites, World War I home front and Antarctica.

Jamie Mackay

Digital Production Lead
Delivery Group
Areas of interest are cycling history and exploring new ways to present history on the web.

Jane Mulryan

Senior Advisor (War Graves),
Delivery Group
Areas of interest are war and historic graves and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Kartini Havell

Senior Advisor
Delivery Group
Areas of interest are Protected New Zealand objects, New Zealand emblems and the Government Indemnity of Touring Exhibitions.

Monty Soutar

Senior Māori Historian, Heritage Content
Delivery Group
Areas of interest are Te Taiwhakaea, our Treaty of Waitangi settlements project and Māori in the two World Wars.

Nancy Watters

Senior Advisor, Māori Heritage
Delivery Group
Areas of interest include taonga tūturu multiple claim cases and conservation of wet wood materials.

Neill Atkinson

Chief Historian/Manager, Heritage Content
Delivery Group
Areas of interest are are labour history, politics, railways and maritime history.

Paul Riley

Curator
National War Memorial
Areas of interest are the National War Memorial and other Wellington national monuments.

Steve Watters

Senior Historian-Educator
Delivery Group
Areas of interest are education, sporting history, 19th century history and ‘hands on history’ such as field trips.

Timothy Hurd, QSM

National Carillonist
National War Memorial
Areas of interest are teaching and playing carillon music.


Updated on 7th April 2017