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John Dunmore

John Dunmore retired as Professor of French at Massey University in 1983 afer a distinguished academic career. A world authority on French navigation in the Pacific, he has written more than 20 books on the subject. Appointed an officer of the Ordre des Palmes Academiques in 1986 and a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2001, Professor Dunmore was also appointed an Officer of the Legion of Honour by the French Government in 2007.