Dame Anne Salmond

Dame Anne Salmond

Anthropologist

Dame Anne Salmond is a Professor at the University of Auckland and one of New Zealand's most prominent anthropologists and historians. She is the author of Hui: A Study of Māori Ceremonial Gatherings, Amiria: The Life Story of a Māori Woman, and Eruera: The Teachings of a Māori Elder (winner of a Wattie Book Award in 1981).

Anne received the CBE for services to literature and the Māori people in 1988 and was made Dame Commander of the British Empire for services to New Zealand history in 1995. In 2009, she was elected as a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) for her excellence in scientific research. In the 2021 New Year's Honours she was awarded an Order of New Zealand.

She lives in Devonport, Auckland with husband conservation architect Jeremy and has three children.

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