This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 08 August 1961 "David Barron (centre), the 18th Otaki scholar to visit New Zealand, is shown a map of Palmerston North by the Mayor (Mr. G.M. Rennie). On the left is J. Duncum, from the Freyberg High School. David Barron, of Aberdeen, is visiting New Zealand as this year's Otaki scholar, and as the guest of the New Zealand Shipping Company, and the New Zealand Government. He said that he particularly liked the South Island and thought that Dunedin was as Scottish as Christchurch was English. He added that Christchurch was so typically English that he felt uncomfortable wearing a kilt there. David Barron has only 10 days to go before he concludes his five-week tour and goes back to his studies at Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen."
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- "Otaki Scholar Meets Mayor" David Barron and G.M. Rennie
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