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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. The photograph shows the residence of Mr Snelson, Fitzherbert Street, Palmerston North.

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2008N_Bur13_BUI_1838
Title
Snelson Residence
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Coolstore
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Palmerston North
Date
circa 1885

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Palmerston North City Library

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