Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Emeritus Professor's History Wins Biennial Prize

Media release 7 April 2004

University of Auckland Emeritus Professor's History Wins Biennial Prize

Russell Stone’s From Tamaki-makau-rau to Auckland has been announced as the joint winner of the sixteenth biennial J M Sherrard Award in New Zealand Local and Regional History.

From Tamaki-makau-rau to Auckland, published by Auckland University Press, shares the award with Dr Paul Monin’s This is my Place: Hauraki Contested 1769–1875.

The Judges found that both were “intelligent and thoughtful histories, casting light on themes of national importance while reconstructing and explaining the events that unfolded between Maori and Pakeha in these adjacent regions.”

Professor Russell Stone ONZM is a distinguished historian of the city of Auckland, New Zealand. He was born there in 1924 and lives there still. He completed an MA in History at the University of Auckland in 1948 and, subsequently, a PhD on Auckland business and businessmen of the 1880s.

In 1964, after several years as a secondary-school teacher, he joined the staff of the History Department at the University of Auckland, from which he retired in 1989.

Now Professor Emeritus in History, he devotes his time to researching and writing. He has worked in recent years researching the Maori history of the Auckland area for the Waitangi Tribunal and has completed a number of commissioned histories as well as From Tamaki-makau-rau to Auckland.

“The Sherrard Award was set up to recognise excellence in New Zealand regional history,” says the organiser of the 2004 Awards.

It remains the only national award for local and regional history in New Zealand and was inaugurated by W J Gardner in 1972 to commemorate the work of the outstanding local historian J M Sherrard and to encourage scholarly research and writing in New Zealand regional history.

The award is administered by the Canterbury Historical Association and the capital sum from which the award money is drawn is supplemented by donations from the Canterbury History Foundation and from individual members of the Canterbury History Association.

-- ENDS –


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Gordon Campbell: Best New Music Of 2017

Any ‘best of list’ has to be an exercise in wishful thinking, given the splintering of everyone’s listening habits... But maybe… it could be time for the re-discovery of the lost art of listening to an entire album, all the way through. Just putting that idea out there. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Ten x Ten - One Hundred of Te Papa's Best-Loved Art Works

An idiosyncratic selection by ten art curators, each of whom have chosen ten of their favourite works. Handsomely illustrated, their choices are accompanied by full-page colour prints and brief descriptions of the work, explaining in straightforward and approachable language why it is of historical, cultural, or personal significance. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Portacom City - Reporting On Canterbury Earthquakes

In Portacom City Paul Gorman describes his own deeply personal story of working as a journalist during the quakes, while also speaking more broadly about the challenges that confront reporters at times of crisis. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Christopher Pugsley’s The Camera in the Crowd - Filming in New Zealand Peace and War 1895-1920

Pugsley brings to life 25 exhilarating years of film making and picture screening in a sumptuously illustrated hardback published by Oratia that tells the story through surviving footage unearthed from the national film archives. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland