Tuhinga 1, 1995

Victor Willhelm Lindauer (1888-1964): his life and works

Vivienne Cassie Cooper

ABSTRACT: Seaweeds of many kinds are common on New Zealand beaches, but their names and their uses have not become well known as quickly as those of other plants. Victor Lindauer (1888 – 1964) was not only a school teacher in Russell but also a world-famous phycologist, a scientist specialising in seaweeds. People from Stewart Island to the Far North sent seaweed samples to him. He identified and preserved these samples, which still exist as one collection in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.