Anthropologist Anne Salmond focused on the interaction between Europeans and Polynesians in her studies of Pacific exploration, in particular James Cook's voyages. Two worlds: first meetings between Maori and Europeans 1642–1772 (1991) was followed by Between worlds: early exchanges between Māori and Europeans 1773–1815 in 1997 and The trial of the cannibal dog: Captain Cook in the south seas (2004). Acclaim for these works culminated in the award of the Rutherford Medal by the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2013; Salmond was the first social scientist to receive this honour.
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