Story: Barr, John

John Barr

John Barr

This portrait of John Barr dates from the 1940s, when in addition to his responsibilities as chief librarian of Auckland Public Library he was president of the New Zealand Library Association council and the leader of a campaign to establish a free national library service.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
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How to cite this page:

Wynne Colgan. 'Barr, John', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)