Kōrero: Public history

Te Ara cartoon, 2010

Te Ara cartoon, 2010

The 'Places' theme of Te Ara – the Encylopedia of New Zealand was developed concurrently with the other nine themes, which were completed sequentially. Overseen by Theme Editor Malcolm McKinnon, the entries looked at 22 major regions of New Zealand. They were much longer than most Te Ara entries, and were divided into two major sections: one on important topics such as Māori and European history, natural environment, transport, economic resources and cultural life, and the other on significant places within the region.  The 'Places' themes were usually launched in the appropriate region, where they often excited local interest and support. When the Waikato entry was launched in May 2010, this cartoon by Allan Hawkey appeared in the Waikato Times.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DCDL-0014490
Cartoon by Allan Charles Hawkey

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Public history - Government publications, 1980s–2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/cartoon/44443/te-ara-cartoon-2010 (accessed 23 August 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 22 Oct 2014