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George Snelson (1837-1901) is often called 'The Father of Palmerston North'. He was the first store-keeper, first Chairman of the Manawatu Road Board, first Chairman of the School Committee, first Chairman of the Hospital Board and first Postmaster. He is best remembered as the first Mayor of the Borough in 1877, and again in 1883, 1889-1891 and 1901 when he died in Office. See also 2007N_Pi1_PEO_0339 and 2013N_Pi206_006897.

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2013P_Pi485_006604
Title
George Matthew Snelson
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Pi 485
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Coolstore

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Date
circa 1890 to circa 1899

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Palmerston North City Library

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