The NZAA Council would like to warmly congratulate Professor Atholl Anderson (Ngāi Tahu) on his Honorary Doctorate. This is being conferred by the University of Otago in recognition of his life’s work on the archaeology of New Zealand and the Pacific, and his contributions to Ngāi Tahu history.
The conferment of his degree will take place during a special Convocation Ceremony, held on the Saturday of Queen’s Birthday Weekend as part of the University’s 150th celebrations.
Atholl has made significant contributions to the understanding of New Zealand’s past, with books like The Welcome of Strangers (1998), Ngāi Tahu: A Migration History (2008) and Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History (2013), as well as several publications for NZAA. His work has spanned some of our most notable archaeological sites, including Shag River Mouth and Wairau Bar, as well as a significant body of work across the Pacific.
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