Malcolm McKinnon

Historian, award-winning editor.

Malcolm McKinnon is a Wellington-based historian. Born in 1950, he was educated at Nelson College, Victoria University of Wellington and Oxford University. He lectured at Victoria University of Wellington 1976–1990. He held a Harkness Fellowship at Harvard 1982–1984 and a Japan Foundation Fellowship at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, 2002–2003. He is the author of Independence and Foreign Policy and Treasury: The New Zealand Treasury 1840–2000, which won the ARANZ Ian Wards Prize in 2004. He was a contributor to One Flag, One Queen, One Tongue: New Zealand, The British Empire and the South African War, and was general editor of the New Zealand Historical Atlas, which won the Readers’ Choice Award at the 1998 Montana New Zealand Book Awards, and formed part of the foundation materials for Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand.