Story: Knight, Charles

Charles Knight

Charles Knight

Admired for his ‘cheerfulness and unwearying industry’, Charles Knight practised as a doctor, and then became a leading civil servant, rising to the position of auditor general. He was also a keen botanist, publishing scientific papers, corresponding with Joseph Hooker at Kew Gardens in London, and amassing a large collection of lichens.

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D. J. Galloway. 'Knight, Charles', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2023)