Charles Nalder Baeyertz

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Charles Nalder Baeyertz (15 December 1866 – 5 June 1943) was a New Zealand teacher, journalist, editor, publisher and music critic. He was born on 15 December 1866 in Richmond, Victoria.[1]

He was the son of the famous evangelist Emilia Louise Baeyertz.

His capacity to memorize a page at a glance enabled him to display an apparently inexhaustible supply of knowledge and to acquire several languages. He claimed to have learnt Maori by memorizing a dictionary. His favourite party trick was to read a newspaper column then recite it backwards.


  • Woods, Joanna, Facing The Music - Charles Baeyertz and The Triad (2008. Otago University Press).
  • Woods, Joanna (2008). Facing The Music Charles Baeyertz and The Triad. Otago University Press. ISBN 978-1-877372-55-1.,p. 22-23