NewsPublished 11 July 2019
Award of the John Dunmore Medal 2019
The Fédération des Alliances Françaises de Nouvelle-Zélande has awarded the John Dunmore Medal for 2019 to Dr Adrian Muckle, Senior Lecturer in History, Victoria University of Wellington.
Through his research and publications, Dr Muckle has made a significant contribution to knowledge of the history of New Caledonia and of the role of the French in the Pacific region. He has drawn new material from French archives, correspondence and other sources, to increase understanding of relations between France and New Caledonia, particularly in the early twentieth century. His research findings have been published extensively, in books and articles, in English and in French. Dr Muckle collaborates actively with historians and anthropologists in France and New Caledonia.
The John Dunmore Medal is awarded annually in recognition of a major contribution to knowledge and understanding of the part played by the French people or the French language in the development of historical, intellectual, scientific, economic or other aspects of world culture, preference being given, although not exclusively, to the Pacific region.