Fleming, C. A. (Charles Alexander) (1916-1987)

Also known as
Fleming, Charles Alexander, (KBE, OBE, FRS, FGS, FRSNZ, FRAOU) (1916-1987)
Fleming, Charles Alexander (1916-1987)
Field of activity
Palaeontologist; Ornithologist
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Biographies

Sir Charles Fleming was one of New Zealand's most famous and revered naturalists who made major contributions to many fields especially in the knowledge of local bird and mollusc species. One of his pet subjects was the influence of past climates on the distribution of birds. His professional career, which spanned over thirty years, was spent in the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research on the New Zealand Geological Survey team. Fleming joined the team in 1940 as an Assistant Geologist and retired in 1977 at the level of Chief Palaeontologist. He was a prolific fieldworker, researcher and writer who contributed to all the major natural history publications and wrote numerous books including the (1953), (1979) and (1982). Fleming was also actively involved in conservation of endangered animals serving on the National Parks Authority, The Outlying Islands Reserves Committee and on the New Zealand Native Animals Advisory Council / Fauna Protection Advisory Council almost continuously from 1955. Throughout his illustrious career he received a great many awards including Fellowships to some of the world's most prestigious professional societies and a Knighthood in 1977.

  • Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at Auckland University College
  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at Auckland University College
  • Career position - Assistant Geologist with the Geological Survey of New Zealand
  • Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at Auckland University College
  • Career position - Coastwatcher (war service) on Auckland Island
  • Assistant Palaeontologist with the Geological Survey of New Zealand
  • Award - Hamilton Award received from the Royal Society of New Zealand
  • Career position - Palaeontologist in New Zealand
  • Career position - President of the Ornithological Society of New Zealand
  • Award - New Zealand Research Medal received from the New Zealand Scientific Workers Association
  • Award - Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (FRSNZ)
  • Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from Auckland University College
  • Career position - Chief Palaeontologist with the Geological Survey of New Zealand at the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
  • Award - Hutton Memorial Award received from the Royal Society of New Zealand
  • Award - McKay Hammer Award received from the Geological Society of New Zealand
  • Career position - Corresponding Fellow of the American Ornithologists Union
  • Award - Mt Fleming in Victoria Land, Antarctica named in his honour
  • Award - President of the Royal Society of New Zealand
  • Award - Hector Memorial Medal and Prize received from the Royal Society of New Zealand
  • Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
  • Award - Walter Burfitt Prize received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
  • Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
  • Education - Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) received from Victoria University in Wellington
  • Award - Foreign Fellow of the Geological Society of London (FGS)
  • Award - William Smith Lecturers presented to the Geological Society, London
  • Career position - President of ANZAAS (Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science)
  • Award - New Zealand Association of Scientists Medal received
  • Award - ANZAAS Medal received (Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science)
  • Career position - Foreign Member of the American Philosophical Society
  • Award - Fellow of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union (FRAOU)
  • Education - Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Auckland
  • Award - Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)
  • Award - Charles Fleming Award for Environmental Achievement established by the Royal Society of New Zealand to commemorate his achievements

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Fleming, Charles Alexander
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. The Literature of Australian Birds: a History and a Bibliography of Australian Ornithology
    Whittell, H. M.
    Published: Patterson Brokensha, Perth, 1954
  3. Charles Fleming: Environmental Patriot
    McEwen, Mary
    Published: Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, NZ, 2005
  4. Charles Alexander Fleming
    Published: Royal Society of New Zealand, 1988
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1987-1988, 116, 22-41
  5. Obituary: Charles Alexander Fleming 1916-1987
    Turbott, E.G.
    Published: 1988
    Series: The Emu, 88, 4, 269-270
  6. RAOU Fellows: Citations
    Published: 1974
    Series: The Emu, 74, 4, 259
  7. The Contribution of New Zealand Geoscientists to the Development of Scientific Institutions
    Fleming, C. A.
    Published: 1986
    Series: Earth Sciences History, 5, 1, 3-11
  8. Science, settlers and scholars: the centennial history of the Royal Society of New Zealand
    Fleming, C. A.
    Published: The Society, Wellington, 1987
  9. Robin, Libby
    Published: 2006
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 17, 1, 117-119
  10. The Flight of the Emu: a Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001
    Robin, Libby
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2001

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  1. Paleontology and southern biogeography / C.A. Fleming
    Fleming, C. A. (Charles Alexander), 1916-1987
    [ Book : 1963 ]
    At Black Mountain
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  2. The extinction of Moas and other animals during the Holocene period / by C.A. Fleming
    Fleming, C. A. (Charles Alexander), 1916-1987
    [ Book : 1962 ]
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  3. The geological history of New Zealand and its life / C. A. Fleming
    Fleming, C. A. (Charles Alexander), 1916-1987
    [ Book : 1979-1989 ]
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  4. The geology of Wanganui subdivision : Waverley and Wanganui sheet districts (N137 and N138) / by C.A. Fleming
    Fleming, C. A. (Charles Alexander), 1916-1987
    [ Book : 1953 ]
    At Macquarie University
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  5. Tertiary mollusca from Dannevirke subdivision / by C.A. Fleming
    Fleming, C. A. (Charles Alexander), 1916-1987
    [ Book : 1943 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  6. Some New Zealand tertiary cephalopods / by C.A. Fleming
    Fleming, C. A. (Charles Alexander), 1916-1987
    [ Book : 1945 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  7. Geology of New Zealand : contributions to the geology of the provinces of Auckland and Nelson / Tr. from the German and ed. by C.A. Fleming ; <With bibl.>
    Hochstetter, Ferdinand von
    [ Book : 1959 ]
    At 4 libraries
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  8. Science, settlers and scholars : the centennial history of the Royal Society of New Zealand / C.A. Fleming
    Fleming, C. A. (Charles Alexander), 1916-1987
    [ Book : 1987 ]
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  9. Chatham Islands ornithology : a tribute to Sir Charles A. Fleming KBE, DSc, FRS, FRSNZ, 1916-1987 / edited by Richard N. Holdaway
    Holdaway, Richard N
    [ Book : 1994 ]
    At UQ Library
    Chatham Islands ornithology : a tribute to Sir Charles A. Fleming KBE, DSc, FRS, FRSNZ, 1916-1987 / edited by Richard N. Holdaway
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  10. Groynes in coastal engineering : a review / L. Summers, C.A. Fleming
    Summers, L
    [ Book : 1983 ]
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  1. A Life of science : a tribute to Charles Alexander Fleming
    Royal Society of New Zealand
    [ Book : 1988 ]
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