The conference registration desk will open at 9:00 am on Tuesday 28 November for those attending the Graduate Day. It will re-open at 8:00 am on Wednesday 29 November for conference goers.

Delegate Registration Fees for NZHA Historical Conference 2017 are as follows:

                                                                                          Early Bird                         Standard


Full Conference – Members Only                                  $375                                 $495

Full Conference – Non-Members                                   $420                                $495

Full Conference – Student                                                $275                                 $310

Day Registration                                                                      –                                     $170


Early bird registrations close 13 October.

All registrations include attendance at all sessions, morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch.

Social Dinner Function fees for 30th November – Bluestone Room:

                                                                                         Early Bird                      Standard

Delegate Conference Dinner                                            –                                        $75

Guest ticket for Conference Dinner                               –                                         $75

All fees are in New Zealand dollars and are inclusive of GST (Goods and Services Tax of 15%)


‘City of the Dead’: A walking tour of Symonds Street Cemetery

Note: This event is now booked out. To add your name to a wait list please email

 Martin Jones, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Established in 1841, Symonds Street Cemetery is one of New Zealand’s oldest urban burial grounds.  Originally the resting place for more than 14,000 people, it has intimate connections with Auckland’s creation and development as a colonial settlement.  The cemetery remains one of the best preserved nineteenth-century landscapes in Auckland’s CBD, and has been formally recognised by Heritage New Zealand as a Category 1 historic place.  Incorporating graves, monuments, buildings, trees and other features, it can provide insights into numerous matters of historical concern.

The tour looks at some of these issues, including past attitudes to identity, health, commemoration and death.  Evolving ideas about ‘heritage’ will also be explored.  Observations will be informed both by documentary and related information, and by physical evidence from within (and beyond) the site.  Combining these knowledge-sets can significantly expand our perspectives about the past.

This tour takes approximately two hours and will be restricted to a maximum of 20 people.  Please bring stout footwear and, in the event of rain, wet weather gear.

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