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William James Ballantine

William James Ballantine, British marine biologist. Decorated member Order British Empire; recipient commemorative medal Government of New Zealand, 1990, Goldman environmental prize Goldman Foundation, 1996, N2 Marine Science Society award, 2002.


  • Ballantine, William James was born on April 15, 1937 in Leicester, England. Arrived in New Zealand, 1961. Son of Samuel Ballantine and Annie Roberts Armstrong.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts, Cambridge (England) University, 1958; Doctor of Philosophy, London University, 1961.


    • Postdoctoral fellow University Auckland, New Zealand, 1961-1964, resident biologist Leigh Marine Laboratory New Zealand, since 1965.


    • Author: Marine Reserves for New Zealand, 1991. Contributor articles to science journals, chapters to books.


    Active supporter for groups and organizations promoting marine reserves, including governments and state departments, New Zealand, Australia, United States, Canada, since 1986. Member Institute Biology., Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society (distinguished life), numerous other science and conservation societies in United Kingdom and New Zealand.



    Reading, gardening, photography.


    • Married Dulcie Hollindale, March 8, 1964 (deceased 1996). Children: Michael Samuel, Mary Catherine.
    • child: Michael Samuel Ballantine
    • child: Mary Catherine Ballantine
    • mother: Annie Roberts Armstrong
    • spouse: Dulcie Hollindale
    • father: Samuel Ballantine
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    Born April 15, 1937
    • 1958
      Cambridge (England) University
    • 1961
      London University
    • 1961 - 1964
      Postdoctoral fellow, University Auckland
      New Zealand