(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

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Kenneth Cumberland, 1913-2011

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Kenneth Cumberland was a Yorkshireman who became the first geographer by qualification to teach the subject at university level in New Zealand. He joined the new Department of Geography at Canterbury University College inChristchurch in May 1938. To Cumberland the dramatic and active landscape of the South Island soon became a geographical laboratory. He quickly established a position for himself as a prolific author on the theme that came to define his research career, that of the wise use of resources. In 1946, he moved to Auckland University College to set up its department, and was appointed to the newly created chair in 1949. He produced a succession of regional texts for use in schools and by undergraduates, and had a strong sense of the civic purpose and wider application of geography. Hegave public radio broadcasts for 30 years, was active in local politics, and served two terms as a Vice-President of the International Geographical Union. – (HC)


Article of periodic

published at : Geographers. Biobibliographical studies / ISSN 0308-6992

Editor : Mansell, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 31 [pp. 137-160]



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