Professor Dame Anne Salmond

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Professor Dame Anne Salmond, DBE CBE

Professor Dame Anne Salmond is an internationally recognised anthropologist, historian, conservationist and author of many books about aspects of te ao Māori. 

Salmond became a fluent speaker of te reo Māori in the 1970s, when it was not common among Pākēha, writing her first books with the assistance of elders Eruera and Amiria Stirling (Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Porou).

In this bilingual radio interview from 1976, Salmond explains to broadcaster Selwyn Muru the importance of Māoritanga and te reo in her life.

Find out more about Dame Anne Salmond:

Read a Anne Salmond's Comment Column, "Racist Underbelly Seethes Just Beneath the Surface", published in the New Zealand Herald

Watch the television series Artefact presented by Dame Anne Salmond. 

Listen to the full 1976 radio interview with Selwyn Muru

Image: Dame Anne Salmond, 2011. (Photograph by Jane Ussher).

Catalogue Reference 43355

Year 1976


Interviewer: Selwyn Murupaenga, Te Puna Wai Kōrero, RNZ National

Excerpt: 0:02:23

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