Honorary Members & Awards
ARANZ recognises exceptional achievement and service to the association and contributions to the profession in three ways, via the periodic bestowing of honorary life memberships, the awarding of an annual prize for an outstanding essay, and an outstanding piece of published writing that utilises archives and records.
Honorary Life Memberships
Since 1976, in recognition of either their 'outstanding service commensurate with the objects of the Association', the following have been elected to Honorary Life Membership of the Association.
|2006||Dr The Hon Michael Cullen|
Peter Miller accepts the ARANZ Life Membership Award during the Dunedin Conference 2008
John Timmins accepts his ARANZ Life Membership Award during the Wellington Seminar & AGM 2009
The Michael Standish Prize
This award, first offered in 2001, is named in honour of Michael Standish, architect of the 1957 Archives Act and the first permanent Chief Archivist of National Archives.
The prize recognises an outstanding essay, by a New Zealand archivist or records manager, dealing with some facet of archives or records administration, history, theory and/or methodology, and published in a recognised archives, records management, or other appropriate journal.
|Year Awarded||Recipient||Essay Title|
|2001||Janine Delaney||Redefining the Role for Collecting Archives in an Electronic Paradigm|
|2003||Chris Hurley||Recordkeeping, Document Destruction,and the Law (published in Archives & Manuscripts, Nov, 2002).|
|2005||Adam Stapleton||Continuum in Context: Post-Eighteenth Century Archival Theory and the Records Continuum Model(published in Archifacts April 2005)|
|2006||David Colquhoun||"The pioneers are steadily passing to the great beyond" : early collecting and the National Historical Collection (published in Archifacts October 2005.)|
“One prison cell per government department”? An overview of the post-modern approach to archival theory. (published in Archifacts, 2008)
Personal archives and chaotic conceptions (published in Archifacts, October 2010)
The Ian Wards Prize
The Ian Wards Prize honours the contribution to New Zealand scholarship of Ian McLean Wards, Chief Government Historian between 1968 and 1983, and, through his actions and unceasing advocacy over a period of more than 50 years, one of the principal architects of New Zealand’s modern archives system. The Prize, first offered in 2001, recognises a published work which makes substantial, imaginative and exemplary use of New Zealand archives and records.