Fleming, Charles Alexander (Sir), 1916-1987

Fleming, C A, 1916-1987

Palaeontologist, ornithologist, biogeographer, conservationist. Educated in Auckland. Published a major work on the birds of the Chatham Islands after an expedition in 1937-1938. Helped form the Ornithological Society of New Zealand in 1940. Began work as a geologist, later a palaeontologist, with the DSIR Geological Survey. During World War II was a member of the `Cape Expedition' team on Auckland Island checking for hostile shipping and studying the geology and natural history of the island. After the war on a geological survey of the Wanganui district investigating iron-sand deposits. From 1948 was based in Wellington where he published papers on mollusca, cicadas and a volume on fossil shells. A member of the Royal Society, he wrote a history of it published shortly before his death. Was involved in the conservation movement opposing the raising of the height of Lake Manapouri for a hydroelectric station and the logging of native forests. Involved with the Fauna Protection Advisory Council, the Environmental Council, the National Parks Authority and the Native Forests Action Council, among others. OBE 1964 and KBE 1977, several honorary doctorates and was Fellow of the Royal Society in London. Husband of Margaret, Lady Fleming. (see Dictionary of New Zealand Biography vol 5, p 172))

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Date: April 1952 to March 1957 From: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 :Photographs of New Zealand geology, geography, and the Maori history of Horowhenua Ref: PA1-o-005 Description: "Illustrating geological observations, Vol 5". Black & white images of geological aspects in NZ. Includes aspects of the traverse from the Rimutaka trig to t...
Date: 1949 By: New Zealand Photofile Company; Fleming, Charles Alexander (Sir), 1916-1987 Ref: PA6-622 Description: Panoramic photograph of attendees at the Seventh Pacific Science Congress in 1949 All attendees are named (see accompanying material) Accompanying material ...
Date: 1889-1970 From: Marsden, Ernest (Sir), 1889-1970 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1342-001A Description: Rough proof of Fleming's memoir on Marsden Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: 1978 By: Fleming, Charles Alexander (Sir), 1916-1987; Fleming, Margaret Alison (Lady), 1917-2000 Ref: B-046-019 Description: Shows panels relating to cicadas, snorkeling, kokako, birdwatching, shells, geological histroy of New Zealand,visit to Cook Islands and Fiji, Native Forests ...
Date: 1951 From: Fleming, Charles Alexander (Sir) 1916-1987 :[Christmas and greetings cards from the Fleming family, and preparatory montages and sketches. 1951-1986]. By: Fleming, Charles Alexander (Sir), 1916-1987; Fleming, Margaret Alison (Lady), 1917-2000 Ref: A-304-013 Description: Shows silhouettes of Charles and Peg Fleming and son and daughter, a goldfish, a dog, and a group of four mice or white rats, arranged around a silhouette o...
Date: 1942 By: Fleming, Charles Alexander (Sir), 1916-1987; Fleming, Margaret Alison (Lady), 1917-2000 Ref: PAColl-3219 Description: Negatives taken by Sir Charles Fleming on a field trip to the Auckland Islands June-December 1942 Arrangement: Negatives at G66849-G66881-1/4 Quantity: 33 ...
Date: 1983 Ref: PAColl-2972 Description: Participants at the History of Science Conference held at Parliament Buildings, Wellington in 1983. Quantity: 2 b&w original photographic print(s) [120 form...
Date: 1969 From: Fleming, Charles Alexander (Sir) 1916-1987 :[Christmas and greetings cards from the Fleming family, and preparatory montages and sketches. 1951-1986]. By: Fleming, Charles Alexander (Sir), 1916-1987; Fleming, Margaret Alison (Lady), 1917-2000 Ref: A-304-017/018 Description: Shows panels relating to the University of Otago centennial, Cook bicentenary, ANZAAS conference, Entomological Society of NZ, YWCA, Whitebaiting at Waikana...
Date: [1960-1980] From: Wellman, Harold William, 1909-1999 : Papers Ref: fMS-Papers-7919-15 Description: Tables, charts, maps, notes and material relating to geology, earthquakes, faults etc in Chile; includes correspondence Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: 1950s-1990 From: Dawson, Elliot Watson, 1930- : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-12283-05 Description: Contains John Yaldwyn's research notes and other materials on the life and career of Laurence Robert Richardson. Includes annotated newspaper clippings and p...
Date: [1978-1999] From: Starke, June, 1923-2006 : Research papers Ref: 2003-253-16 Description: Inward and some outward correspondence; also eulogy for Jack Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: 6 Sep 1931 From: Fleming, Charles Alexander (Sir), 1916-1987 : Papers By: Fleming, Charles Alexander (Sir), 1916-1987 Ref: MS-Papers-4795 Description: Source of title - Transcribed Relationship complexity - Further Fleming papers at MS-Group-0256 Quantity: 1 folder(s) (2 leaves). 0.01 Linear Metres. Phys...
Date: 1977 From: Fleming, Charles Alexander (Sir) 1916-1987 :[Christmas and greetings cards from the Fleming family, and preparatory montages and sketches. 1951-1986]. By: Fleming, Charles Alexander (Sir), 1916-1987; Fleming, Margaret Alison (Lady), 1917-2000 Ref: A-304-021 Description: Shows panels relating to kokako, black robins, shore plovers, blue ducks, cicadas, Chatham Islands, and camping at Motu. Quantity: 7 drawing(s) and 7 pieces...
Date: 1938-1977 From: Falla, Robert Alexander (Sir), 1901-1979 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-2366-042 Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: [ca 1750]-1985 From: Dawson, Elliot Watson, 1930- :Photographs By: Fleming, Charles Alexander (Sir), 1916-1987 Ref: PAColl-9897-5 Description: Photographs of notable scientists, mostly from Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Also includes 16 photographs of artworks (portaits of scientists from betw...
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Date: 1983 - 1984 By: Fleming, Charles Alexander (Sir), 1916-1987; Fleming, Margaret Alison (Lady), 1917-2000 Ref: B-046-022/023 Description: Verso shows collage of the Flemings' greeting cards for the years: 1951, 1954, 1957, 1966, 1962, 1963, 1970, 1974, 1977, and one for 1984 along with a famil...
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Date: 1979-1998 From: Secker, Hallam Leslie, 1923-1998 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-6594-03 Description: Includes correspondence, printed matter, clippings and articles about Perrine Moncrieff Quantity: 1 folder(s).