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Dr. Richard Moyle
Richard Moyle, Honorary Research Professor in Pacific Studies at the University of Auckland, and Adjunct Professor at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, has spent more than ten years of fieldwork in the Pacific and Aboriginal Australia since the 1960s. His publications include monographs on traditional music in Polynesia, Papua New Guinea and Central Australia, four bilingual volumes of oral tradition, and a dictionary of one Polynesian language. The former Director of the Archive of Maori and Pacific Music and Director of Pacific Studies at the University of Auckland, he is also active in providing online access to field materials as an aid to adult language acquisition. An Honorary Life Member of The Polynesian Society, Richard’s ongoing research interests span Pacific history, oral tradition and the roles of traditional music in contemporary society. Speaking several Polynesian languages, he actively promotes ethnomusicological initiatives among Samoans in their country’s various creative outputs.