Jim Finch, who had worked at Chemistry Division, DSIR and was a member of the New Zealand Geochemical Group, joining before 1981, died on 9 June 2002, aged 83.

Jim attended Timaru Boys’ High School between 1933 and 1936, and then the Otago School of Mines between 1937 and 1941, where he completed a BSc in 1940 and a BE Metallurgy in 1941. He commenced service in the RNZAF in December 1941 as an Airman Pilot. From 1942 to 1944 he was a flying instructor at the military flying training school, until he left the service at the end of...

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