OFF THE RECORD, Number 10, 2003

Articles in the 2003 issue included:

The National Library of New Zealand Bill. Margaret Calder, Chief Librarian of the Turnbull Library, and Rachel Underwood, President of the Friends of the Turnbull Library, write about the passage of the National Library of New Zealand Bill into law.

The Friends’ association with the Alexander Turnbull Library Endowment Trust. Margaret Calder writes of the mutual support agreed between the Friends of the Turnbull Library and the Alexander Turnbull Library Endowment Trust.

Farewell to Penny Griffith. After six years, the editor of the Friends’ publications has retired. Kim Worthington has been appointed new editor.

A warm welcome to the new National Librarian. Penny Carnaby brings key skills to the National Library and Alexander Turnbull Library.

Professor Judy Temple, Fulbright Scholar 2003. Details of Professor Temple’s research on New Zealand settler women’s diaries.

The Alexander Turnbull Library purchases a significant Charles Barraud painting. The auction purchase of Barraud’s oil painting of Wellington in 1851 has attracted nationwide attention. The Library already holds over 300 of his watercolours including two preliminary sketches for the same view.

One hundred years of photographic history. Philip Rainer tells of the gifting of images from the Dominion and Evening Post.

Unknown Maori electoral roll found. Mary Cobeldick shares her exciting discovery of an unknown electoral roll.

A tribute to Bob Burnett, independent historian. A sad loss to New Zealand’s research community.

Ross Galbreath, National Library Fellow 2003. Dr Galbreath reconsiders the meaning of “native” and “introduced” in his research into the “settlement” of New Zealand’s fauna and flora overseas.

Philip Temple’s book on the Wakefield family. Rachel Underwood discusses Philip Temple’s contribution to settler history in his book, A Sort of Conscience.

Welsh history recorded for perpetuity. The Welsh Society presents its Oral History Project to the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Victoria University students work on Turnbull holdings. Targeted PhD scholarship holders tell of their projects.

Dr Paul Millar’s research on Turnbull holdings. The New Zealand Dictionary of Literary Biography and the biography of Bill Pearson make extensive use of Turnbull materials.