Governer General's Visit to New Plymouth, photographs
08 Dec 1947
Three photographs of Governer General Bernard Cyril Freyberg surrounded by a crowd during his visit to New Plymouth in 1947.
The photos show Lord and Lady Freyberg being introduced to people by Mayor Everard Gilmour, on Churchill Heights. The Vice Regal visit was reported the next day in the Taranaki Daily News on 9 December 1947.
In image number one, identified are the following:
Nearest the right side hand of the station wagon, New Plymouth councillor Guy MacAllan. Partially hidden, wearing a white dress is Janet Davie, New Plymouth's first female councillor. In front of her is councillor St Leger Reeves standing with his wife, Lucy Reeves. Bernard Freyberg is shaking hands with MacAllan. Facing the camera behind the Governor General’s shoulder is Everard Robert Cranston Gilmour, New Plymouth's mayor. Lady Freyberg, holding her handbag, is standing on the bank. Thh three children at the top edge of the bank are Ian Lobb (wearing sandals), Shirley Strombom (white top) and Jim Barrett (sleeveless jersey).
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