Brown, Robert Watson

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Oral history. Robert (Bob) Brown, Mayor of Inglewood 1941-1971, Director of Henry Brown & Co. and Brown Lands Ltd., chairman of Inglewood High School Committee, synodsman, St. Andrew's Anglican Church and local historian recalls his life in New Plymouth and Inglewood. 1988

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  Part 1

Research tape.

Tape 1 Side 1

Talks of the development of Inglewood. the Borough and Town Boards, the nationalities who settled the area, his own family, his interest in Inglewood and Taranaki history, Mayoral duties, the firm of Henry Brown & Co, The Moa Farmers Club, the Flu epidemic and how W.W.II affected Inglewood

Tape 1 Side 2

The Brown family at Welbourn, Bob's education at Inglewood, memories of coaches, the Bacon factory and Wirths' Circus, The Moa Farmers Club and the Moa Dairy Company, Inglewood's sewerage system and Dr Valintine, Tar sealing of roads, the story of the Inglewood Town Hall, early movies and projectionists Mr Frewin and Vince Scanlan.

Interviewer: Maureen Wilson

Abstraction: Florinda Lambert

Restrictions: none

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  Part 3

Master tape.

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