Dr Raymond Richards

Qualifications: BA(Hons), DipT Waikato, MA Maryland, PhD Calif

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About Raymond

Raymond Richards was a student at the University of Waikato in the 1970s, completing a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English, one paper in History. After gaining a Diploma in Teaching from Hamilton Teachers College, he taught in Waikato schools. He then went to the United States and completed a Master in Historical Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In 1989 the University of California, Santa Barbara, conferred upon him the degree of Ph.D. The next year, Dr Richards started lecturing mainly in United States history back at the University of Waikato.


American History and Events; History; Religion

the Mormon church
Sir Geoffrey Palmer
United States current events
New Zealand Labour governments

Research Interests

I am writing a biography of Sir Roger Douglas. It follows my biography of Sir Geoffrey Palmer.

Recent Publications

  • Richards, R. (2017). [Review of Remembering Christchurch: Voices from decades past by Alison Parr]. The New Zealand Journal of Public History, 5(1), 69-72.

  • Richards, R. (2015). Protecting the environment from nuclear weapons. In S. Lira, R. Amoeda, & C. Pinheiro (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Intangible Heritage: Sharing Cultures (pp. 301-310). Conference held at Lagos, Portugal: Green Lines Instituto para o Desenvolvimento Sustentavel, Portugal.

  • Richards, R. K. (2015). Protecting the environment from nuclear weapons. In Sharing Cultures: 4th International Conference on Intangible Heritage. Conference held at The Cultural Centre of Lagos, Lagos, Portugal.

  • Richards, R. K. (2014). Combating the threat of nuclear weapons: Nuclear weapons and New Zealand. In 10th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability. Conference held at University of Split, Croatia.

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