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More Info →"Otaki Scholar Meets Mayor" David Barron and G.M. Rennie

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."

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2017N_2017-20_016470
Title
"Otaki Scholar Meets Mayor" David Barron and G.M. Rennie
Relation
Manawatu Standard Negative Collection
Format
B&W negative
Held In
Coolstore
Archive
Manawatū Evening Standard Negative Collection

Creation

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Place
Corner of Church Street and The Square, Palmerston North
Date
August 8, 1961

Object rights

Credit Line
Fairfax Media New Zealand

Taxonomy

Community Tags
freyberg high school,
kilts,
otaki scholars,
visitors,

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