Professor Paul Moon

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Professor

Email: paul.moon@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2788-8719

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Auckland
  • Master of Philosophy, Massey University
  • Master of Arts, Auckland University of Technology
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Massey University

Professional activities:

Featured professional activities

  • Fellow of the Linnean Society, The Linnean Society of London (2015 - ongoing)
  • Enconters: The Creation of New Zealand. A History, (2013 - ongoing)
  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society., Royal Historical Society, University College, London (2007 - ongoing)

Editorship, reviewing, examining, and judging

  • Referee for New Zealand Journal of History, New Zealand Journal of History (2019 - ongoing)
  • Academic Reviewer, Bloomsbury Publishing, UK, Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) (2019 - ongoing)

Research outputs:

Featured research outputs

  • Moon, P. (2019). The rise, success and dismantling of New Zealand's Anglican-led Māori Education System, 1814–64. Studies in Church History, 55, 426-440. doi:10.1017/stc.2018.8

  • Moon, P. (2011). New Zealand in the Twentieth Century: The Nation, The People. Auckland: HarperCollinsPublishers (New Zealand) Limited.

  • Moon, P. (2009). The edges of empires: New Zealand in the middle of the nineteenth century. Auckland, New Zealand: David Ling Publishing.

  • Moon, P. (2008). This horrid practice: The myth and reality of traditional Maori cannibalism. Rosedale, New Zealand: Penguin Publishing.

  • Moon, P. (2006). Ngapua: The political life of Hone Heke Ngapua, M.H.R. Auckland: David Ling Publishing.

Books

  • Moon, E. (2019). “Is there still honey for tea?” Fragments on the filming of a Dad’s Army episode. Palmerston North, New Zealand: Campus Press.

  • Moon, P. (2019). ‘Against Truth’: The Authenticity of a Propaganda Painting. Palmerston North: Campus Press.

  • Moon, P. (2018). The Waikato: A History of New Zealand’s Greatest River. Hamilton: Atuanui Press. Retrieved from http://www.atuanuipress.co.nz/

  • Moon, P. (2018). Henderson: Heart of the West. Auckland: West Auckland Historical Society.

  • Moon, P. (2018). Killing Te Reo Maori: An Indigenous Language Facing Extinction. Palmerston North: Campus Press. Retrieved from http://aotearoabooks.co.nz/

  • Moon, P. (2016). Augustus Earle's New Zealand Visit, 1827-1828. Palmerston North: Campus Press.

  • Moon, P. (2016). Ka Ngaro Te Reo: Māori language under siege in the nineteenth century. Dunedin: Otago University Press. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/press/index.html

  • Moon, P. (2015). Face to Face: Conversations with Remarkable New Zealanders. Auckland: Penguin Random House New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.penguin.co.nz/products/9780143571445/face-face

  • Moon, P. (2015). Exploring the Ambiguous Religiosity of Brahms' German Requiem. Palmerston North: Campus Press.

  • Moon, P. (2014). The voyagers: Remarkable European explorations of New Zealand. Auckland: Penguin Books New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.penguin.co.nz/

  • Moon, P. (2013). Encounters: The Creation of New Zealand: A History. Auckland: Penguin Publishing New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.penguin.co.nz/

  • Moon, P. (2013). Turning Points: Events that changed the course of New Zealand history. Auckland, New Zealand: New Holland.

  • Moon, P. (2012). A savage country: The untold story of New Zealand in the 1820s. Auckland: Penguin Publishing.

  • Moon, P. (2011). Framing the World: The Life and Art of Augustus Earle. Auckland, NZ: Resource Books. Retrieved from http://www.resourcebooks.co.nz/

  • Moon, P. (2011). New Zealand in the Twentieth Century: The Nation, The People. Auckland: HarperCollinsPublishers (New Zealand) Limited.

  • Moon, P. (2010). Victoria Cross at Takrouna: The Haane Manahi story. Wellington, New Zealand: Huia Publishers.

  • Moon, P. (2010). New Zealand birth certificates: 50 of New Zealand's founding documents. Auckland, New Zealand: AUT Media.

  • Moon, P. (2009). The edges of empires: New Zealand in the middle of the nineteenth century. Auckland, New Zealand: David Ling Publishing.

  • Moon, P. (2008). This horrid practice: The myth and reality of traditional Maori cannibalism. Rosedale, New Zealand: Penguin Publishing.

  • Moon, P. (2008). The tohunga journal: Hohepa Kereopa, Rua Kenana, and Maungapohatu. Auckland: David Ling Publishing.

  • Moon, P. (2007). The struggle for Tamaki Makaurau: The Maori occupation of Auckland to 1820. Auckland: David Ling Publishing.

  • Moon, P. (2007). The newest country in the world: A history of New Zealand in the decade of the Treaty. Auckland: Penguin Books.

  • Moon, P. (2006). Ngapua: The political life of Hone Heke Ngapua, M.H.R. Auckland: David Ling Publishing.

  • Moon, P. (2006). Fatal frontiers: A new history of New Zealand in the decade before the Treaty. Auckland: Penguin Publishing.

Journal articles

  • Moon, P. (2019). ‘To teach the natives English’: James Pope’s 1880 native schools code. Journal of the History of Education Society. doi:10.1080/0046760X.2019.1585582

  • Moon, P. (2019). The rise, success and dismantling of New Zealand's Anglican-led Māori Education System, 1814–64. Studies in Church History, 55, 426-440. doi:10.1017/stc.2018.8

  • Moon, E. (2019). Frances Steel (ed), New Zealand and the Sea: Historical Perspectives; Sarah Ell, Ocean: Tales of Voyaging and Encounter that Defined New Zealand. New Zealand Books Pukapuka Aotearoa, (126), 14-15. Retrieved from https://nzbooks.org.nz/2019/non-fiction/and-on-the-strangest-sea-paul-moon/

  • Moon, E., & Derby, M. (2019). ‘They Bleed from Long-Healed Scars’: A Nietzschean psychological perspective on the literature of inherited colonial trauma in New Zealand. Te Kaharoa: The eJournal on Indigenous Pacific Issues, 12(1), 1-34. doi:10.24135/tekaharoa.v13i3.248

  • Moon, E. P. (2019). Reconstructions of Serbian National Identity in the Post-Yugoslav Era: A thematic survey. Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology, 13(4), 1069-1089. doi:10.21301/eap.v13i4.8

  • Moon, P., & Derby, M. (2018). Playing Cultures. Te Kaharoa, 11(1). doi:10.24135/tekaharoa.v11i1.217

  • Moon, E. (2018). From Tasman to Cook: the proto-intelligence phase of New Zealand’s colonisation. Journal of Intelligence History, 1-16. doi:10.1080/16161262.2019.1592960

  • Moon, P. (2018). The ideology of progress in nineteenth-century accounts of New Zealand. Global Intellectual History, 4(2), 101-120. doi:10.1080/23801883.2018.1466346

  • Moon, P. (2018). King’s 1793 ‘Vocabulary’: the culture, politics and linguistics behind the development of an early Māori lexicon. History Australia, 15(1). Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/raha20/current

  • Moon, P. (2017). Positioning Christianity in Post-Secularist New Zealand Historiography. Stimulus, the New Zealand Journal of Christian Thought and Practice, 24(2). Retrieved from https://hail.to/laidlaw-college/publication/NyQSL2s

  • Moon, P. (2017). Nostalgic Utopianism: The New Zealand Values Party’s 1972 Blueprint. Te Kaharoa, 10(1). doi:10.24135/tekaharoa.v10i1.149

  • Moon, P. (2017). Entanglements. Landfall, 233(Summer 233).

  • Moon, P. (2017). Shades of the savage in colonial New Zealand. Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 18(2). doi:10.1353/cch.2017.0023

  • Moon, P. (2017). Originalism and the Treaty of Waitangi. The Journal of New Zealand Studies, 24. Retrieved from http://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/jnzs/index

  • Moon, P. (2016). Rushing for Gold: Life and Commerce on the Goldfields of New Zealand and Australia
    Lloyd Carpenter and Lyndon Fraser (eds)
    Otago University Press, $45.00
    ISBN 9781877578540
    Review by Paul Moon. New Zealand Books, 26(116). Retrieved from http://nzbooks.org.nz/2016/non-fiction/gold-panning-history-paul-moon/

  • Moon, P. (2016). Outcasts of the Gods? The Struggle over Slavery in Māori New Zealand.. New Zealand Journal of History, 50(1).

  • Moon, P. (2016). A Shadowy Part of the Country's History. New Zealand Books, 26(113).

  • Moon, P., & Keiha, P. (2016). New Zealand in the mid-1960s: A Nexus of Culture, Economics, and Ethnicity. Te Kaharoa: The e-Journal on Indigenous Pacific Issues, 9(1). Retrieved from http://www.tekaharoa.com/index.php/tekaharoa/index

  • Moon, P. (2016). 'Blond Beasts of Prey': A Nietzschean interpretation of the language of Britain's colonisation of New Zealand. Settler Colonial Studies, 6(1). doi:10.1080/2201473X.2014.982495

  • Moon, P. (2015). Imperial Desire: Review of Entanglements of Empire: Missionaries, Maori, and the Question of the Body, by Tony Ballantyne.. Landfall, 230(1). Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/press/landfall/forthcoming/index.html

  • Moon, P. (2015). Moving Historiographical Boundaries. New Zealand Books: Pukapuka Aotearoa, 25(110). Retrieved from http://www.nzbooks.org.nz/

  • Moon, P. (2015). Maree Sheehan interviewed by Professor Paul Moon 2015.. Te Kaharoa: The Journal of Maori and Indigenous Studies, 8(1). Retrieved from http://www.tekaharoa.com/index.php/tekaharoa/article/view/201/154

  • Moon, P. (2015). Discovery Myths of New Zealand: Some Cultural, Historical, and Philosophical Perspectives. Te Kaharoa: The Journal of Indigenous and Pacific Issues, 8(1). Retrieved from http://tekaharoa.com/index.php/tekaharoa

  • Moon, P. (2015). Entering the periphery: Reassessing British involvement in New Zealand in the 1820s in the context of Wallerstein's theory of a world system. New Zealand Journal of History, 49(2). Retrieved from http://web.a.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/

  • Moon, P. (2015). Wesleyan wives: The role of women in the Wesleyan Mission to New Zealand in the 1820s. Stimulus, 22(2). Retrieved from http://www.laidlaw.ac.nz/stimulus/

  • Moon, P. (2015). The impression of hybridised indigeneity: A history of the United Nations’ Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the emergence of a globalised construction of indigeneity. International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 8(1). Retrieved from http://www.isrn.qut.edu.au/

  • Moon, P. (2015). The Influence of ‘Benthamite’ philosophies on British colonial policy on New Zealand in the era of the Treaty of Waitangi. Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 43(3). doi:10.1080/03086534.2014.941168

  • Moon, P. (2014). Book Review: A. J. Perry, 'The Old People', London, Thames River Press, 2014, 125pp.. Te Kaharoa, 7(1). Retrieved from http://tekaharoa.com/index.php/tekaharoa

  • Moon, P. (2014). Race Relations on Right Path in New Zealand. Occupational Therapy New Zealand, 35(5).

  • Moon, P. (2014). Book Review of G. D. Smithers and B. N. Newman (eds.), Native Diasporas: Indigenous Identities and Settler Colonialism in the Americas, Nebraska, 2014, University of Nebraska Press, 509pp.. Te Kaharoa: The Journal on Indigenous and Pacific Issues, 7(1). Retrieved from http://www.tekaharoa.com/index.php/tekaharoa/index

  • Moon, P. (2014). When Percetion Becomes Reality: The Creation and Reproduction of Images of Traditional Taonga Whakairo (Māori Carvings): An Introduction. Te Kaharoa: The Journal on Indigenous and Pacific Issues, 7(1). Retrieved from http://www.tekaharoa.com/index.php/tekaharoa

  • Moon, P. (2013). ‘A proud thing to have recorded’: The origins and commencement of national indigenous political representation in New Zealand through the 1867 Maori Representation Act. The Journal of New Zealand Studies, 16. Retrieved from http://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/jnzs/article/view/2025/1861

  • Moon, P. (2013). Thomas Shepherd and the first New Zealand Company. New Zealand Journal of History, 47(1). Retrieved from http://www.nzjh.auckland.ac.nz/document.php?wid=1948&action=null

  • Moon, P. (2013). Maketu’s Execution and the Extension of British Sovereignty in New Zealand. Te Kaharoa, 6(1).

  • Moon, P. (2012). T. McIntosh, M. Mulholland (eds.) (2011) Māori and Social Issues, vol. 1 Huia publishers. New Zealand Sociology, 27(2), 189-191.

  • Moon, P. (2012). Links between Maori cultural well-being and participation in sports: A literature review. Te Kaharoa: The e-journal on indigenous Pacific issues, 5(1). Retrieved from http://www.tekaharoa.com/index.php/tekaharoa/index

  • Moon, P. (2011). Correspondence. New Zealand Journal of History, 45(1), 146-147.

  • Moon, P. (2011). Nākahi: The Matarahurahu Cult of the Snake. Te Kaharoa: The E-Journal on Indigenous Pacific Issues, 4(1). Retrieved from http://www.tekaharoa.com/index.php/tekaharoa/article/view/86/53

  • Moon, P. (2010). Augustus Earle in New Zealand: An early colonial artistic perspective. Te Kaharoa: Journal of Indigenous Pacific Issues, 3(1).

  • Moon, P. (2009). A chequered renaissance: The evolution of Maori society, 1984-2004. Te Kaharoa, 2.

  • Moon, P., & Keiha, P. (2008). The emergence and evolution of urban Maori authorities: A response to Maori urbanisation. Te Kaharoa: The E-Journal on Indigenous Pacific Issues, 1.

  • Moon, P. (2006). [Review of the book: Edmund Bohan (2005). Climates of war: New Zealand in conflict, 1859-1869. Christchurch: Hazard Press]. Journal of Pacific History, 41.

Creative works

Book chapters

  • Moon, E. (2019). Foreword. In M. Wright (Ed.), Waitangi: A Living Treaty (pp. 7-8). Auckland, New Zealand: Bateman Books.

  • Moon, P. (2016). Foreword. In Governor William Hobson: His Health Problems and Final Illness (pp. iv). Auckland.

  • Fenton, S., & Moon, P. (2014). Survival by translation: The case of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. In S. Fenton (Ed.), For Better or for Worse: Translation as a Tool for Change in the South Pacific (pp. 37-62). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Retrieved from http://books.google.co.nz/

  • Moon, P. (2009). Taking care of business. In F. McDonald (Ed.), West: The history of Waitakere (pp. 119-140). Auckland, NZ: Random House Publishing.

  • Moon, P. (2009). Hone Heke's victory. In S. Levine (Ed.), New Zealand as it might have been (pp. 1-19). Wellington, NZ: Victoria University Press.

  • Moon, P. (2006). The Treaty of Waitangi 1840. In Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism Since 1450 (pp. 802). Detroit.

Conference contributions

  • Moon, P. (2018). Online Learning: The Te Ara Poutama Experience.. In Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning Symposium. AUT South Campus.

  • Moon, P. (2017). The rise, triumph, and dismantling of New Zealand’s Anglican-led Maori education system, 1814-1864. In The Ecclesiastical History Society Summer Conference 2017. Exeter. Retrieved from http://www.fasticongressuum.com/

  • Moon, P. (2017). On the Brink of Apocalypse: Rua Kenana and an ‘Authentic’ Maori Religious Response to Colonisation. In Apocalypse and Authenticity - International Conference of the Theology, Religion and Popular Culture Network. Hukk.

  • Moon, P. (2015). “A Great Commercial Emporium”: The Nexus of British Colonial Policy and Global Economics in New Zealand in the 1820s. In Global Business Practices in HIstorical Perspective Vol. 1 (pp. 28-38). Auckland: AAHANZBS.

  • Moon, P. (2015). A History of Te Reo Maori in the Nineteenth Century. In AUT Winter History Public Lecture Series. Auckland. Retrieved from http://www.aut.ac.nz/

  • Moon, P. (2014). ‘The Treaty of Waitangi: How we got it and how we killed it’. In Te Akatea Conference 2014. Whaia te Iti Kahurangi. In Association with Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi. The Terrace, Wellington. Retrieved from http://www.teakatea.co.nz/Conference+2014.html

  • Moon, P. (2013). 'Our History, Our Roots'. In Leadership New Zealand Conference. Waitangi.

  • Moon, P. (2008). Maori cannibalism in the nineteenth century. In Auckland History Teachers' Association Conference. Diocesan School.

Edited books/volumes

  • Moon, P. (2013). Kowhiti Dance: A Special Collection. Palmerston North: Go Press.

Reports

  • Moon, P. (2018). AFFIDAVIT OF PAUL MOON IN SUPPORT OF APPELLANT’S SUBMISSION IN THIS PROCEEDING in the matter of of an appeal under s.59 of the Charities Act 2005 from a decision of the Charities Commission dated 21 August 2017. Wellington: Robert Brace Law Office.

  • Moon, P. (2016). Peer review of Tahu Potiki's evidence presented in connection to an application by the Astrolabe Community Trust to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council for resource consents in relation to the remains of the MV Rena.. Auckland.

  • Moon, P. (2014). Reader’s report on Kupapa: The bitter legacy of Maori alliances with the Crown (working title) by Ron Crosby. Auckland.

  • Moon, P. (2014). Major issues and trends facing New Zealand in Māori-Pakeha interactions: an introductory commentary.: Our Futures: Te Pae Tāwhiti: The 2013 census and New Zealand’s
    changing population. Supplementary Commentary
    . Royal Society of New Zealand. Retrieved from http://assets.royalsociety.org.nz/

  • Moon, P. (2013). Report on the historical aspects of the Coromandel Cathedral Coast Walkway project, proposed by the Thames Coromandel District Council.: Report on the historical aspects of the Coromandel Cathedral Coast Walkway project, proposed by the Thames Coromandel District Council.. Auckland.

  • Moon, P. (2013). Reader’s report on King of God’s Own – The Life and Times of Richard John Seddon by Tom Brooking. Auckland.

  • Moon, P. (2013). Major issues and trends facing New Zealand in Māori-Pakeha interactions: an introductory commentary.

  • Moon, P. (2013). Review of Select Documentation on Bayswater Marin Freeholding Application, prepared for Russell McVeagh. Auckland.

  • Moon, P. (2010). Brief of Evidence for Waitangi Tribunal (WAI-1466) for and on behalf of Te Matarahurahu Hapu. Wellington: Waitangi Tribunal.

  • Moon, P. (2010). Hunua No. 4 watermain project: Summary cultural impact report. Auckland, New Zealand: Te Ara Poutama, AUT University.

  • Moon, P. (2009). Mangere gateway heritage report. Auckland, NZ: AUT University.

  • Moon, P. (2009). Statement in response to evidence presented by Makaurau Marae on Prposed Plan Change 13 to the Auckland Regional and Policy Statement and Proposed Plan Change 14 to the Manukau Operative District Plan. Auckland, NZ: AUT University.

  • Moon, P. (2008). Brief of evidence for Waitangi Tribunal ( Wai 655. Wellington: Waitangi Tribunal.

  • Moon, P. (2007). Three Kings Congregational Church centennial history 1907-2007. Auckland.

Oral presentations

  • Moon, E. (2019). The lead-up to the Waikato War, 1863. Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Moon, E. (2018). A hateful state of mind: Hate speech and free speech in New Zealand. 15 Lambton Quay, Wellington.

  • Moon, E. (2018). The BDS Movement and its Impact on Free Speech. 80 Te Aro Street, Wellington..

  • Moon, P. (2018). Killing Te Reo Māori: what future is there for our indigenous language?. Christchurch. Retrieved from http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/education/news/2018/prestige-paul-moon.html

  • Moon, P. (2016). Researching New Zealand. Vaughan Park, Long Bay, Auckland. Retrieved from http://www.writerscentre.org.nz/events.php?eid=129

  • Moon, P. (2016). Nostalgia and Utopianism in New Zealand History. Auckland.

  • Moon, P. (2016). The Treaty of Waitangi - How and Why We Got It.. Takapuna, Auckland.. Retrieved from http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/Events/Events/pages/talkbypaulmoon.aspx

  • Moon, P. (2015). Historical Perspectives in He Whakaputanga me te Tiriti o Waitangi. Kingi road, Moerewa, Northland.

  • Moon, P. (2014). What's past is prologue: nostalgia and utopianism in New Zealand. The Sir Neil Waters Lecture Theatre at Massey University. Retrieved from http://www.vaughanpark.org.nz/?sid=435

  • Moon, P. (2014). The Origins of the Maori Representation Act 1867. Retrieved from http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/

  • Moon, P. (2013). The Creation of New Zealand: What makes us New Zealanders?. Tauranga. Retrieved from http://www.taurangafestival.co.nz/event/Paul-Moon?i=63

  • Moon, P. (2013). The New Zealand Social Sciences Conference, 2013.. Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.soccon.net.nz/index.php

  • Moon, P. (2013). Early Colonial New Zealand and British Foreign Policy 1800-1840. Retrieved from http://u3abb.net.nz/

  • Moon, P. (2012). British colonial policy in the 1830s and the emergence of the Treaty of Waitangi. Whakatane.

  • Moon, P. (2012). Captain William Hobson’s role in the events leading up to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, and his role in the founding of Auckland. 545 Parnell Road Auckland. Retrieved from http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/

  • Moon, P. (2012). New Zealand in the 1820s. Remuera, Auckland.

  • Moon, P. (2012). Life stories: approaches to biography. Auckland. Retrieved from http://www.writerscentre.org.nz/Downloads/TTA2012_Programme.pdf

  • Moon, P. (2012). Talking History. Kitchner Street, Auckland. Retrieved from http://www.aucklandartgallery.com/

  • Moon, P. (2012). New Zealand in the Twentieth Century: The Land, The People.. Queen Street, Auckland. Retrieved from http://www.writersfestival.co.nz/Home/WritersAZ/PaulMoon/tabid/746/Default.aspx

  • Moon, P. (2012). Twentieth-century New Zealand. 1 Ponsonby Road, Newton, Auckland.

  • Moon, P. (2012). Life Stories: Approaches to Biography. Auckland.

  • Moon, P. (2010). The shape of things to come: Improving the rates of Maori employment in the private sector. Auckland Museum, Auckland.

  • Moon, P. (2010). Captain Hobson and the Treaty of Waitangi. Auckland Medical History Society, Auckland.

  • Moon, P. (2009). Threatened history: The controversy over Maori cannibalism. Auckland, NZ.

  • Moon, P. (2006). The pre-1840 build-up to the Treaty of Waitangi. Te Papa, Wellington.

Other outputs