Professor Cumberland, Honorary Member, died on 17 April 2011, aged 97. Originally from Bradford in Yorkshire, Professor Cumberland became a central figure in New Zealand geography as a teacher, advocate, writer and presenter both in his adopted land and around the world. In 1961 he was elected a Vice President of the International Geographical Union and in 1973 he became the first geographer to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. He was well known for his radio and television appearances and was made a CBE for his services to education and communication. His memoirs, "Milestones and Landmarks", was published in 2011.
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