FLEMING, Charles Alexander, O.B.E.
A new biography of Fleming, Charles Alexander appears in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography on this site.
Charles Alexander Fleming was born in Auckland on 9 September 1916 and educated at King's College, Auckland, and Auckland University College, of which he holds the degrees of B.A. and D.Sc. During the Second World War he served as a coast watcher in the Auckland Islands. In 1940 he joined the New Zealand Geological Survey as an assistant geologist, becoming palaeontologist five years later and senior palaeontologist in 1952. He has won several awards for his research work, including the New Zealand Research Medal (1951), the Hutton Medal (1956), and the Hector Medal (1963), and is a fellow of the New Zealand Royal Society. He has been president of the New Zealand Ornithological Society (1948–49), the New Zealand Federation of Recorded Music Societies (1957–59), and of the New Zealand Royal Society (1962–64). He was awarded the O.B.E. in 1964.