Library Cats

Library Cats

Barbara Collie and George

1966

Barbara Collie was a long serving and dedicated librarian at Canterbury Public Library renowned for her superior sense of style. George was cat in residence at the old Canterbury Public Library on Cambridge Terrace from 1963 to 1976. Librarian Barbara Collie regularly fed George at weekends when the library was closed. George could sometimes show a bit of temperament and scratches were not uncommon. He also had a playful side and cataloguer Brian Gilberthorpe remembers him sitting on the wooden shelves and reaching up to swat the art work which hung above them.

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square North

Reference ID: CCL-FlKr-3394740380

Uploaded by: Christchurch City Libraries

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I have 2 cats at home, they are called Lady and crookshanks?

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Shirley Service Centre cat

20 January 1996

Librarian Barbara Reed and Peter the cat at Shirley Service Centre during the move into the space.

Creator: Christchurch Star

Area: North East / Shirley

Source: Christchurch Star Archive

Reference ID: CCL-StarP-02510A

Uploaded by: Christchurch City Libraries

Copyright status: In copyright

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