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The Gisborne Photo News



Know Your District

Whose Face Is This?

If you are the person indicated by the circle in the picture above, call at our office at 87 Derby Street, and a free six-month subscription to "Photo News" will be yours.

Last month's mystery person was Wi Ngairangione, of 22 Tolerton Avenue, and the picture was taken in Grey street at the Basketball Queen Carnival fair.

The name "Gisborne" was bestowed on the developing town of Turanga in 1869 after the Crown had purchased the 741 acre block of land from its two Maori tribe owners.

Question: After whom was Gisborne named?

If you are the first person to call at our office with the correct answer to this question you will win a free six-month subscription to "Photo News". Answers by telephone cannot be accepted.

The answer to last month's question, about a picture of a large crowd watching a steam train leaving Gisborne railway station in September, 1942 was: The first passenger train to leave Gisborne for Napier at the opening of the new south railway line.

This was the first rail link the city had with the rest of the country, although an unsuccessful attempt to drive a line north to the Bay of Plenty had been commenced at the beginning of the century, with the Gisborne to Ormond section being opened in 1902.

Last month's winner was Miss Cathie Cudd (above), of 2 De Lautour Road.