News & Events

In this section we provide you with up-to-date information about conferences, training sessions, seminars, talks and exhibitions relating to archives and records keeping.

If you would like your archives or records related event added to the upcoming events calendar,  please send the relevant details to the ARANZ Webmaster. Note that it does not have to be an ARANZ associated event.






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Otago / Southland

  • December 13, 2018

2018 Otago/Southland Regional Update of the Directory of Archives in New Zealand

The Archives and Records Association of New Zealand (ARANZ) Otago/Southland Branch is happy to announce that they have completed the 2018 Otago/Southland regional update of the Directory of Archives in New Zealand. The new regional update to the Directory was launched at an event in Dunedin on 22 November. 

A digital copy is available here. Please feel free to print it out (it looks great in booklet form) and distribute as widely as you wish.

An article about the launch is here.




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  • November 29, 2018

Dunedin historian wins notable prize

Dunedin historian wins notable prize

Dunedin historian and author Jane McCabe is the co-winner of the latest national Ian Wards Prize, continuing a remarkable streak by city historians in winning the prize.

Dr McCabe is a lecturer in history in the University of Otago department of history and art history, and her prize-winning book is titled Race, Tea and Colonial Settlement.

The book was based on her Otago PhD thesis, which focused on a group of 130 Anglo-Indian children, known as the Kalimpong kids.

They left northeastern India for new lives in Otago between 1908 and 1938, through a migration scheme founded by Rev Dr John Anderson Graham, a Scottish Presbyterian missionary in Kalimpong.

The boys worked on farms and the girls were placed as domestic help with Otago Presbyterian families.

Dr McCabe was presented with the Archives and Records Association of New Zealand (ARANZ) prize in Dunedin last week.



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  • November 22, 2018

Otago and Southland Event - 22 November 2018

Launch of the updated Regional Directory of Archives Otago/Southland

Guest Speaker Sean McMahon


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