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Mrs Chippy the Cat

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9781775437086
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Author:
Susan Brocker, Raymond McGrath
Released:
Jul-2021
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Paperback

This is the tale of Mrs Chippy, a tomcat who was a loyal and loved companion to the crew on Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 expedition to the Antarctic aboard the Endurance. The cat proved to be a great rat-catcher, and the crew felt he was their lucky charm. The ship’s carpenter, Chippy McNeish, is buried in Karori Cemetery in Wellington, and a statue of the cat lies on his grave.