Anne Salmond

Anne Salmond

Anne Salmond is Distinguished Professor at the University of Auckland. One of New Zealand’s most prominent anthropologists and historians, Professor Salmond is the author of the award-winning works Two Worlds: First Meetings Between Maori and Europeans, 1642-1772; Between Worlds: Early Exchanges between Maori and Europeans, 1775-1815; The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas; Aphrodite’s Island: The European Discovery of Tahiti; and Bligh: William Bligh in the South Seas.

In 1995 she was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire for services to New Zealand history. She was made a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy in 2008, and in 2009 she was elected as a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) for her excellence in scientific research.