Story: Public history

Hikoi Tahi Walking Tours, 2010

Hikoi Tahi Walking Tours offers several digital walking tour guides for visitors to the Bay of Islands. The tours – one of Russell (previously called Kororāreka) and one of nearby Flagstaff Hill – present a Māori perspective on local history. Aimed at the tourist market, the guides are available in English, German and French. The venture is typical of many public history projects – the walks were conceptualised and presented by people with history and other (for example web-design) skills, and developed with a non-specialist audience in mind.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Public history - What is public history?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 June 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 22 Oct 2014