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Jack Lovelock Papers and Cambodian women oral history inscribed to Memory of the World

26 November 2018 :Jack Lovelock Papers and Cambodian women oral history inscribed to Memory of the World

Two Alexander Turnbull Library collections have been selected by UNESCO as significant and important pieces of New Zealand memory that should be preserved for all time.

The Lovelock, John Edward (Jack) 1910-1949: Papers and Cambodian women in New Zealand oral history project 1993 were recently inscribed to the UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand Trust.

The Jack Lovelock Papers are significant to the Library on a number of levels; as a record of events and achievements that continue to resonate in the national consciousness, and which have made a major contribution to the standing of this country in the world; and as a primary source for research into the history of professional sport in New Zealand and the development of sports science.

The Cambodian Women Oral History Project is significant as the first project from the Library’s Oral History collections to be inscribed on the register. The project originated as part of the 1993 Women's Suffrage Centenary, and is a tribute to the vision and persistence of Niborom Young, who conceived the project and carried out the often harrowing interviews to an exemplary technical standard.

Eight inscriptions were announced at a ceremony held at the National Library of New Zealand earlier this week.

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