ARANZ recognises exceptional achievement and service to the association and contributions to the profession, via the awarding of an annual prize for an outstanding essay, and an outstanding piece of published writing that utilises archives and records.
The Michael Standish Prize
The Michael Standish Prize honours the first permanent Chief Archivist of the National Archives, and architect of the 1957 Archives Act. He can be considered the father figure of the modern Archives New Zealand. It is awarded biennially.
This prize recognises an outstanding essay, by an ARANZ member who is a New Zealand archivist or records manager, dealing with some facet of archives or records administration, history, theory and, or methodology and published in Archifacts or another recognised archives, records management, or other appropriate journal or form within New Zealand or internationally.
ARANZ Council is delighted to advise that the prize has been increased to $500. Essays published from December 2016 to December 2018 are eligible for entry. Please send your nominations for the Michael Standish Prize to: email@example.com
|Year Awarded||Recipient||Essay Title|
|2001||Janine Delaney||"Redefining the Role for Collecting Archives in an Electronic Paradigm"|
|2003||Chris Hurley||"Recordkeeping, Document Destruction,and the Law" (published in Archives & Manuscripts, Nov, 2002).|
|2005||Adam Stapleton||Continuum in Context: Post-Eighteenth Century Archival Theory and the Records Continuum Model(published in Archifacts April 2005)|
|2006||David Colquhoun||"The pioneers are steadily passing to the great beyond" : early collecting and the National Historical Collection"(published in Archifacts October 2005.)|
|2009||Virginia Gow||"One prison cell per government department"? An overview of the post-modern approach to archival theory. (published in Archifacts, 2008)|
|2011||Kay Sanderson||"Personal archives and chaotic conceptions" (published in Archifacts, October 2010)|
|2013||Dr Susan Skudder||"Appraising Land Information New Zealand's legacy paper records", Archifacts, April 2011|
|2015||Ken Scadden||"The Marists and Māori - Records of a 175 Year Relationship", Archifacts, October 2013|
|2016||Jared Davidson||"The Colonial Continnuum: Archives, Access, and Power", Archifacts, April 2015 [special ARANZ40 award]|
The Ian Wards Prize
The Ian Wards Prize honours the contribution to New Zealand scholarship of Ian McLean Wards, Chief Government Historian between 1968 and 1983, and, through his actions and unceasing advocacy over a period of more than 50 years, one of the principal architects of New Zealand’s modern archives system.
This annual prize recognises a published work which makes substantial, imaginative and exemplary use of New Zealand archives and records. The publication must appropriately and fully reference the archives and records used.
Works published in New Zealand in 2018, which meet the above criteria, are eligible for entry. ARANZ Council is delighted to advise that the prize has been increased to $500. Please send your nominations for the Ian Wards Prize to: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Year Awarded||Recipient||Publication Title|
|2001||Bary Gustafson||His Way: A Biography of Robert Muldoon|
|2002||Jim McAloon||No Idle Rich: the wealthy in Canterbury
& Otago, 1840-1914
|2003||Philip Temple||A Sort of Conscience|
|2004||Malcolm McKinnon||Treasury: The New Zealand Treasury, 1840-2000|
|2005||Greg Ryan||The Making of New Zealand Cricket 1832-1914|
|2006||Melanie Nolan||Kin : a collective biography of a working-class New Zealand|
|2009||Jock Phillips & T.J. Hearn||Settlers: New Zealand immigrants from England, Oreland and Scotland, 1800-1945|
|2010||Adrian Humphris & Geoff Mew||Ring around the city: Wellington’s new suburbs, 1900-1930|
|2011||A.R.H. Jones||Doing well and doing good: Ross & Glendining, Scottish enterprise in New Zealand|
|2012 - Joint Award||Robert Peden||Making Sheep Country: Mt Peel Station and the Making of the Tussock Lands (AUP)|
|Charlotte Macdonald||Strong, Beautiful and Modern: National Fitness in Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (BWB)|
|2013||Alison Clarke||Born to a Changing World: Childbirth in Nineteenth Century New Zealand (BWB)|
|2014||Peter Holland||Home in the Howling Wilderness: Settlers and the Environment in Southern New Zealand (Otago UP)|
|2015||Tom Brooking||Richard Seddon: King of God's Own: the Life and times of New Zealand's Longest Serving Prime Minister (Penguin)|
|2016||Donald Kerr||Hocken: Prince of Collectors (OtagoUP)|
|2017||Jessie Munro||Voices of belonging : a history of Clevedon-TeWairoa (Steele Roberts Aotearoa)|