Tuesday, December 05, 2006

$95,000 to bring NZ history to life

This story appeared in the NZ Herald today.

Living in Ponsonby I was especially interested to read that among the eleven projects awarded by the New Zealand Historical Research Trust Fund Jennifer Carlyon and Diana Morrow have been given given $10,000 to write:

A History of Freemans Bay, Ponsonby and St.Mary's Bay

The Fund has given awards in History since 1990 with projects numbering 193 having been assisted to the tune of $1.37M.
Details of previous awardees, application forms and other information is available from their webiste - click on the link above.

A History of Freemans Bay, Ponsonby & St.Mary's Bay will be an illustrated and is to be published by Random House in late 2008.
Keep an eye out for it because these local histories sell quickly and are rarely reprinted.
A history of the Auckland area known as Epsom went out of print within two months of publication earlier this year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I discovered recently that Ponsonby used to be known as Dedwood which struck me as simply unbelievable.

Have a look at Wikipedia.