Claudia Orange

Dame Claudia Josepha Orange DNZM OBE (née Bell, born 17 April 1938) is a New Zealand historian best known for her 1987 book The Treaty of Waitangi, which won 'Book of the Year' at the Goodman Fielder Wattie Book Award in 1988.[1]

Dame Claudia Orange

Orange in 2017
Claudia Josepha Bell

(1938-04-17) 17 April 1938 (age 83)
Auckland, New Zealand
Alma materUniversity of Auckland
Spouse(s)Rod Orange
Scientific career
FieldsNew Zealand history
ThesisThe Treaty of Waitangi: a study of its making, interpretation and role in New Zealand history (1984)

Since 2013 she has been the head of research at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, where she was previously the director of collections and research. In 2018 she was made a Companion of the Royal Society Te Apārangi in recognition of her service to the humanities.[2]