Story: Macdonald, George James

Jim Macdonald

Jim Macdonald

George James (Jim) Macdonald, a naval officer, and later a civil engineer, is seen here as a young man in civilian clothing. He wears a naval cap, however. Macdonald spent four years of the Second World War routinely undertaking the most hazardous operations as part of various naval crews. Following the war, he returned to New Zealand and took up work as a civil engineer.

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P. Y. Dennerly. 'Macdonald, George James', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2000. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/5m9/macdonald-george-james (accessed 16 February 2019)