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Professor Paul Moon

ONZM, DLitt, PhD, MPhil (Hons), MA (Hons), FRSA, FLS, FRGS, FRAI, FRHistS (London)

Phone +64 9 921 9999 extn 6838
Mobile: 021 036 6592

Room WB414, Level 4
WB Block (Te Ara Poutama)
Wellesley Street East, Auckland

Dr Paul Moon is Professor of History at Auckland University of Technology. He has written over twenty-five books on aspects of New Zealand history, many of which have been published by some of the world’s major publishing houses. He was shortlisted for the 2014 Ernest Scott Australasian Prize in History, and in 2008, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in University College, London. He specialises in the philosophies of British colonisation during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Professor Moon has appeared on numerous documentaries, current affairs, and news programmes, both in New Zealand and internationally, and is one of the country’s most acclaimed historians.


  • Doctor of Philosophy

  • Master of Arts (Hons)

  • Master of Philosophy (Distinction)

  • Bachelor of Arts


  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, University College, London

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

  • Fellow of the Linnean Society

  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

  • Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute

  • Life Member of Auckland Institute and Museum


New Zealand history, economic history, Treaty issues, philosophies of colonisation