Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Meet TimeSpanner

For those of my readers who have yet to explore my blog roll, make sure you pop over to the fabulous New Zealand blog Timespanner.

I love the tenacity, passion and eye to detail Lisa puts to hard work whenever she gets a subject in her sights; when you read her blog posts you know that she is far from being a dry, dusty historian but one that breathes life back into people, places and things that may have been long dead or forgotten for decades.

When I grow up I want to be just like her.


  1. Endorsed Jayne. I learnt a very important lesson from her. While I will continue to enjoy oral histories, they are not properly researched histories. A proper historical record has a lot of time and research plowed into it.

    I rather wish she lived in Melbourne and was putting her research efforts into our history.

  2. Absolutely, Andrew, then she could use her power for Oz not NZ!
    Seriously, though, a lot of NZ and OZ history meld and cross over to the point she's pricked my curiosity on many ocassions.
    Her time and effort is to be applauded.

  3. While I applaud your ambition to be like someone you admire, don't grow up! ;-)

    (oh, and look! I was allowed to comment today - so many times it simply won't open the comment page. Happy!)

  4. Oh, alright, Essie, I shant grow up, just for you lol.
    And yay for being able to comment!

  5. Thank you for the referral. As I said on her site, I often wonder how many of the public buildings created today will a)survive and b) be admired in times to come.

  6. Glad to hear you liked the referral, EC, have a good trawl her archives, you'll enjoy a lot of Timespanner's articles :)