Te Rangi Hiroa Fund
In recognition of the scholarship of the late Sir Peter Buck (Te Rangi Hiroa) and the inspiration he has given to later studies of Pacific History, a group of interested persons has decided to establish a fund to be known as the ‘Te Rangi Hiroa Fund for the Study of Pacific History’.
Contributions to the fund are now being sought. Donations and pledges come to over $2,000 but a considerably larger sum will be necessary if the capital is to be preserved and only the income from it used for awards.
Awards will be of four types:
An annual prize for the best essay on any aspect of Pacific history by an undergraduate student at any university in the South Pacific Islands.
An annual award for the best essay on any aspect of Pacific history by a student at any teachers' training college or other institution of tertiary education within the South Pacific Commission area.
An anual prize for the best essay on any aspect of the history of the Pacific Islands by an undergraduate student of any university outside the Pacific Islands.
All essays would be presented in English or French, and awards will be first given in November, 1969.
Subject to sufficient funds being received, small scholarships will be available