Clive Moore is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Queensland, where he worked for 28 years, retiring as McCaughey Professor of Pacific and Australian history in 2015. In 2005, he received a Cross of Solomon Islands for his historical work on Malaita Island. He was inaugural president of the Australian Association for Pacific Studies (2006–10) and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He has authored five monographs, and been author or editor for 18 multiple-author and edited books and journal special issues, and many chapters and journal articles and several reports on New Guinea, Solomon Islands, the Pacific labour reserve, Australia’s Pacific Island immigrants, federation, masculinity and sexuality. He first visited Malaita in 1976 and has an abiding interest in the people of the province and their descendants in Australia.