Story: Andersen, Johannes Carl

Caricature of Johannes Carl Andersen

Caricature of Johannes Carl Andersen

This cartoon shows J. C. Andersen holding a book with a singing bird perched on it, a reference to his prominence as a librarian and public speaker. In the latter role he often entertained audiences by whistling in imitation of bird songs.

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P. J. Gibbons. 'Andersen, Johannes Carl', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 February 2024)