Captain Jack: Surveyor and Engineer - John Mackie
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An outstanding story of an amazing man. His excellent memory and careful filing of information over the years has resulted in the production of this autobiography. John Mackie's work in geology and then as an Inspector of Mines in Malaya was followed by his wartime experience. After being captured by the Japanese he spent three terrible years in the infamous Changi and Batu Lintang prison camps. When he returned to New Zealand his main task in the 1950s was teaching land and mine surveying in Otago. This is when he became known affectionately as Captain Jack. It is a measure of the man that at the age of 97 he can produce a book that will appeal to a wide audience.
Published in 2007 by the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors Inc.
Condition: very good. Used paperback.