At a time when New Zealand public and academic life was becoming more aware of our place in the world, Professor Tarling played a decisive role in fostering awareness of Asia. To remember his remarkable contribution to the study of Asian History and mark his many years on the staff of the University of Auckland, his students, colleagues, friends and family are raising funds to endow in perpetuity the Nicholas Tarling Prize in History.
This Prize will encourage excellence in the study of History with a financial award to the top student taking history courses at either Stage II or Stage III with a focus on Asia.
For UK donors, please use this donation page: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/tarling/451317
Appointed to the History Department in 1965, after a brief stint in Queensland following his graduation from the University of Cambridge, Nick established and shaped the teaching of Asia-related subjects in the Faculty of Arts. One of the University of Auckland's most tireless servants and well-known figures, Nick gave more than three decades of enormous contributions as a long-standing Dean of Arts, Deputy and Acting Vice-Chancellor and key member of committees large and small. This was to be followed by 20 years of service to the alumni and University community during a very active ‘retirement’, which included writing and publishing 36 books and editing 10.
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