Kōrero: Samoans

Damon Salesa

Damon Salesa

Samoans have been notably successful in the academic world. New Zealand’s first Pacific Island Rhodes Scholar was Damon Salesa, son of an East Tāmaki factory worker, who spent three years at the University of Oxford. In 2012 he published a history of the relationship between New Zealand and the Pacific, Tangata o le moana: New Zealand and the people of the Pacific, with Sean Mallon and Kolokesa Māhina-Tuai. In 2021 he was appointed vice-chancellor of Auckland University of Technology, becoming the first Pacific person to hold such a role. 

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 17 March 2001
Photograph by Mark Mitchell

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Lupematasila Melani Anae, 'Samoans - Contributions to New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1583/damon-salesa (accessed 29 March 2023)

He kōrero nā Lupematasila Melani Anae, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 7 Sep 2022 with assistance from  Lupematasila Melani Anae