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The fourteenth Mayor was Mr Richard Essex, who held office for one term in 1907-1908. He came to New Zealand from England and eventually settled in Palmerston North in 1891. In partnership with his wife, he established a book and fancy goods business in Main Street, near the Railway Station. In 1908 Mr Essex was a candidate for a second term in office, but was defeated by Mr J. A. Nash. It was 60 years later before another sitting Mayor was defeated in a election. Mr Essex died in 1911.

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Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2013N_Pi62_007449
Title
Richard Essex, Fourteenth Mayor of Palmerston North
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Pi 62
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Coolstore

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Place
Palmerston North
Date
circa 1907

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Palmerston North City Library

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