White Horse Press website changes

White Horse Press has made some changes to its website. You can search the contents of Environment and History by date, geographical area and theme, and select articles are available online for free. Visit the White Horse Press website:...

'Water: H2O=Life' exhibition at NMA

A new exhibition looking at water has opened at the National Museum of Australia. ‘Water: H2O=Life’ opened on 3 December and runs till 16 May. The exhibition was created by the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the NMA is one of the...

Australian Forest History Conference scholarship

The Australian Forest History Society is offering one scholarship to an enrolled tertiary student to attend its 8th National Conference on Australian Forest History to be held in Lismore, NSW, from Tuesday 8 to Friday 11 June 2010. The scholarship provides the full...

Editorial Introduction

James Beattie University of Waikato Welcome to the last issue of 2009, one devoted to garden history as well as an obituary to our sadly missed Geoff Park. Walter Cook, well-known through both his work on Wellington garden history and through his employment at The...

The Lady Norwood Rose Garden and Begonia House

Walter Cook Large architectural statements in a formal classical tradition are rare in New Zealand. In Wellington, when these were planned, they were often left unfinished. There are the Carrillion and the Dominion Museum on Mount Cook. Both were designed in 1929, and...