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From the Archives

Did you know that Siena has had a number of community dogs?
In the 1940s, Jock was a special presence for all the community, students and staff, and especially for Mother Magdalen Christie.  In a newspaper clipping from 1983, Joyce Williams, a Siena student during the 1940s, says '…he would sit next to her, gradually leaning until he was half asleep against the skirt of her habit.' 

Jock was an English Setter born on 28 October 1936. His pedigree shows his lineage to his great, great, great grandparents. His colour is described is described as ‘Blue Belton’.

Calling all Siena Alumnae

Do you have any memorabilia for our archives?

We are particularly keen to find:

  • Gloves worn with the 1940s to 1960s uniform
  • The 1960s yellow sports uniform, with bloomers if possible

However, all Siena related donations are most welcome.  Contact us via email at

Maureen McAuley and Maria Ang
College Archivists

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