Gordon Maitland was curator of the Pictorial Collection at Auckland War Memorial Museum for 37 years. He has a particular interest in Auckland's changing landscape, as documented by historic photographs, paintings and sketches.
Born in Petone, Wellington, in February 1944, Dr Roger Neich was a distinguished anthropologist and ethnologist who specialised in Māori and Pacific art. His fieldwork was carried out throughout the Pacific, notably in Papua New Guinea, Samoa and New Zealand.
He was the Ethnologist at the National Museum of New Zealand 1969-1986, then became Curator of Ethnology at Auckland Museum in 1986, a position he held till ill health led to his retirement in 2009. Roger died in 2010.
A senior historian at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage in Wellington, Dr Damien Fenton is an expert in New Zealand and Australian military history. He was inspired to become a war historian by his grandfather's experiences in WWII. Dr Fenton devoted four years to creating New Zealand and the First World War.
Dr Brian Gill was Auckland War Memorial Museum’s Land Vertebrates Curator for over 30 years and still carries out research at Auckland Museum. He's a veritable treasure trove of astounding facts, unusual occurrences and seldom-heard stories.