Dr Jock Phillips, Ph.D., ONZM

Email address:  shock@xtra.co.nz

Institutional Affiliation:  Free-lance historian


1973-90: Reader in History, Victoria University of Wellington;

1984-88: Director of Stout Research Centre for the study of New Zealand society, history and culture at Victoria University of Wellington;

1990-2002: Chief Historian for New Zealand Government;

2002-2014: General Editor Te Ara, the online Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Author of 14 books in New Zealand History; winner of the Prime Minister’s award in Non-fiction (2014).

Current research projects on modern:

Project on Māori and Royal Visits to New Zealand

Forthcoming, current or recent research publications on modern monarchy:

Royal Summer: the Visit of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip to New Zealand 1953-54¸Wellington, (Daphne Brasell Associates Press, 1993).

“Māori and Royal Visits, 1869-2015: From Rotorua to Waitangi”, Royal Studies Journal, 5(1) (2018), 34-54.




Dr Cindy McCreery
Department of History, A18 Brennan MacCallum Building, University of Sydney