The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 1 (April 1, 1937)
Early Work in New Zealand
Early Work in New Zealand.
He was first a school teacher, for several years after coming to this country. He was on the staff of the Tokomairiro District High School. It was then that he began the study of New Zealand's plant life; and later, when in Christchurch, he experimented in the reclamation of sand dunes. He established a kind of plant museum close to the sandy coast near Christchurch, and it was there that he became known as a keenly observant student of the New Zealand native plant world. Eventually he gave up his teaching work and applied his whole attention to botanical problems, to the incalculably great benefit of his adopted country.