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Interpreting the Waikato War: digital and physical interpretation of a contested cultural landscape    Amy Hobbs
In January 2013, the Waikato War Interpretation and Education Project was launched, a collaborative project between the New Zealand Historic Places Trust—Pouhere Taonga and Waikato-Tainui in recognition of the conflicts spanning 1863–64.

 

New Zealand plants in Australian gardens    Stuart Read

New Zealand plants have enjoyed long popularity in Australian gardens although their use has experienced waves of fashion reflecting scientific and horticultural expansionism, commercial and familial networks, and other trans-Tasman connections. Note: full text version available in here

 

Teachers born, not made: trans-Tasman links from Colenso to Maiden    Janet Heywood
One small book in the library of the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, a biography of Allan Cunningham once owned by William Colenso, is the catalyst for an intriguing exploration of trans-Tasman horto-botanical biographical links.

 

Reflections on garden history and heritage conservation in New Zealand    John Adam
New Zealand garden history and heritage conservation has witnessed several significant phases, outlined here by a practitioner who since the early 1980s has played a leading part in this field.

 

‘Gardens at the Frontier’: symposium report    James Beattie & Joanna Bishop
‘Gardens at the Frontier’ formed the thematic focus for a garden history symposium held at Hamilton, New Zealand, in late January 2014.

 

The art and craft of garden history    Richard Aitken
Garden history can be approached from many viewpoints and at the edges of this appreciation are frontiers embracing subject, research, analysis, and audience that must be confronted if our garden history is to progress.

 

Museum musings: It’s a snip! Garden secateurs from The Old Mole collection    Caroline Berlyn

 

Profile: Jessica Hood
One of the AGHS’s newest National Management Committee members shares her views on garden history from the viewpoint of an art-based practitioner.

 

Lake Burley Griffin: losing an inspired vision    Juliet Ramsay
2014 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Lake Burley Griffin’s official inauguration. It is timely to face the heritage challenges of this highly significant twentieth-century designed landscape and the bleak reality of its protection and future. Note: full text version available in here