First Contact: Tasman's Arrival in Taitapu, 1642
by Anne Salmond
28 May 2014
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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.