Blackett, Annie Maude (1889–1956)

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Blackett, Annie Maude (1889–1956)

New Zealand librarian. Born July 30, 1889, at Newcastle upon Tyne, England; died June 12, 1956, in Wanganui, New Zealand; dau. of Thomas Robert Blackett and Annie (Pile) Blackett.

Immigrated to New Zealand (1907); one of 1st chief librarians to have trained in New Zealand, served as chief librarian of Wanganui Public Library (1918–50); planned and administered Alexander Library in Queens Park (1933); was president of New Zealand Library Association (1944–45).

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