My name is Lisa Truttman, and I write Timespanner. But I also welcome guest posts from others interested in our history. My passion is history, research, and stories from the past. It is also my living.
Currently I'm a member of the following societies/groups:
Avondale-Waterview Historical Society (President, 2003-);
Blockhouse Bay Historical Society;
Kinder Society which is based at Kinder House, Parnell);
Pt Chevalier Historical Society (committee member 2010-, vice-president 2011-)
Mt Roskill / Puketapapa Historical Society (2011- )
I serve on the executive committee of NZ Federation of Historical Societies 2007-.
I prepare/edit the following:
Avondale Historical Journal (2001- );
AWHS newsletter (2001- );
Point Chevalier Times (2009-);
Keeping in Touch (for NZFHS);
NZ Legacy (co-edit, member of the editorial board, for NZFHS).
My articles have appeared in Avondale's Spider's Web, Blockhouse Bay's Newstalk, and Rosebank Roundabout. I have completed research commissions for territorial authorities, heritage architects and private researchers from the southern Kaipara area to Taupo, and supply land history information nationwide.
Timespanner began September 2008 -- and to my surprise is still going. If you would like to contact me, my email is email@example.com. I don't mind email enquiries at all -- but if you would like a fair bit of research done to answer your questions, there may be an hourly fee involved. Historical research is, as I said above, my living. It keeps the bills paid, a roof over my head, and food on the table.