HistoryWorks Director Dr Vincent O’Malley was named as the 2017 winner of the Mary Boyd Prize at the New Zealand Historical Association’s conference held in Auckland in December.
Named in memory of the Pacific historian Mary Beatrice Boyd (1921–2010), this award is for the best article on any aspect of New Zealand history published in a refereed journal. The prize covered articles published between April 2015 and April 2017.
Vincent’s winning article, ‘“Recording the Incident with a Monument”: The Waikato War in Historical Memory’, was published in the open-access Journal of New Zealand Studies in 2015.
The article charts changing perceptions of the Waikato War in national memory and consciousness and formed the basis for a chapter on this topic in my subsequent book The Great War for New Zealand.
Read the wining article here.