3. Mrs Chippy
Visitors often flock to Karori Cemetery to see the monument of this kitty, which sits on the grave of Harry ‘Chippy’ McNeish. He was a carpenter on board the expedition ship, Endurance, of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antartic Expedition of 1914-17.
McNeish had brought Mrs Chippy on board the ship, and the kitty was well-loved by crew members. On the journey, Shackleton ordered for Mrs Chippy to be shot, which McNeish never forgave him for. When McNeish passed away later in life, Mrs Chippy was sculpted to sit on his grave, so they could be together.