Articles

Garden history (selected)

“A Diva’s Delight: Dame Nellie Melba’s Garden , Historic Gardens Review, 44, September 2022
“Minnie’s garden”, New Zealand Memories, October/November 2022
“Gilding the Lilies: New York’s Gilded Age Gardens”, New Zealand Listener, 27 June 2022
“The Fostering of ‘All-Round Gardens’: Suburban Horticultural Societies in Wellington, 1910-40, Journal of New Zealand Studies, 34 (2020)
“Alice’s Garden:  Buxton’s garden at Chesterhope”, The Gardener’s Journal, 2/3, June 2022
“Garden of dreams: Miramar Prison Community Garden”, New Zealand Gardener, May 2022
“Communal harvest: the olive trees of Mount Victoria”, New Zealand Gardener, April 2022
“The Flower Growers of Ōtaki”, The Gardener’s Journal, 1/3, February 2022
“Celebrating the ‘Buxton Garden'”, Historic Gardens Review, 43, December 2021
“Quaker Mason and the Weeping Pagoda Plate’, The Gardener’s Journal, 3/2, October 2021, Australian Garden History, July 2022
“If This Tree Could Talk: Patrick Mungavin’s Buxton Garden”, New Zealand Gardener, October 2021
“Floral Legacy” New Zealand Gardener, August 2021
“Caroline Lush: Colonial Artist and Fern Collector”, The Gardener’s Journal, 2/2, June 2021
“Roses at the White House”, Heritage Roses New Zealand Journal, 46/3, May 2021
“Devon Down Under: Edna Walling’s Bickleigh Vale”, Historic Gardens Review, 42, April 2021
“Three Men and a Glasshouse: The Making of Dunedin’s Winter Garden”, The Gardener’s Journal, 1/2, February 2021
“Mothers and babies, plants and seeds: Truby King’s Wellington garden”, Australian Garden History, 32/3, January 2021
“Nursery Catalogues as Indicators of Social History: A Case Study”, Script & Print: Journal of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand, 4/44, 2020
“Tall timber: the arboretums of Poverty Bay”, Historic Gardens Review, 41, September 2020
“Wetherstons’ gold”, Australian Garden History, 31/4, April 2020; New Zealand Gardener, August 2020

Garden writing (selected)

“Potted dahlias”, New Zealand Gardener, October 2022
“Perennial charm”, New Zealand Gardener, October 2022
“Time to bloom”, New Zealand Gardener, September 2022
“Feathers & Flora: The garden and nursery at the Wellington Bird Rehabilitation Trust”, New Zealand Gardener, July 2022
“The world in one garden: Carolyn Campbell’s Tawa Garden”, New Zealand Gardener, June 2022
“Plant spotting: rediscovering the swamp maire in Porirua”, New Zealand Gardener, June 2022
“Friends and lovers: Friends of the Wellington Botanic Garden”, New Zealand Gardener, March 2022
“Creative Outlet: The gardeners of Rita Angus Cottage”, New Zealand Gardener, February 2022
“Native Plant Haven: Otari-Wilton’s Bush”, New Zealand Gardener, January 2022
“Vital Sustenance: The garden at the Bus Stop Cafe, Te Horo” New Zealand Gardener, December 2021
“Chilling with the Daffadude” New Zealand Gardener, November 2021
“Blowing in the Wind: A Wellington Nursery and Garden” New Zealand Gardener, July 2021

Music history

“‘Music Sold, Bought and Played’: The Importance of Women to Music-Selling in New Zealand, 1870-1930”, New Zealand Journal of History, 55/1, 2021
Walter Sinton.  Audioculture, New Zealand On Air, January 2020
“Music Sold and Music Published: An Overview of Publishing by Music Sellers in New Zealand 1830-1940”, Script & Print: Bulletin of the Bibliographical Society of Australia & New Zealand, 4/43, 2019
“Unbinding New Zealand’s musical past:, Crescendo, 100/1, February/March 2017
Begg’s: the Musical and Electrical Centre Audioculture, New Zealand On Air, January 2016
“Begg’s War”, Crescendo, 95, August/September 2014
“Strike up the Band – Begg’s Musical Army”, New Zealand Memories, October/November 2014
“Begg’s and Music Education in New Zealand”, Ritmico, Institute of NZ Registered Music Teachers’ Journal, April 2014
“Selling and Making Music at Begg’s”, Otago Settlers’ Association News, March 2013
“Writing the history of Charles Begg & Co”, The New Zealand Genealogist, November/December 2009