Dr Paul Moon is Professor of History at Auckland University of Technology, where his research focuses on nineteenth-century New Zealand. In 2003 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society at University College, London, and he was also recently elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Paul has published biographies of Governors William Hobson and Robert FitzRoy, and of Ngapuhi chief Hone Heke. He has also written several other books on nineteenthcentury New Zealand history, including Encounters, which was shortlisted in 2013 for the international Ernest Scott Prize in History. He has worked as a historical adviser for several television documentaries, both local productions and for the BBC, and is a frequent media commentator.