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The Gisborne Photo News




An Association open to any ex Member of Parliament, visited Gisborne recently to see the tourism potential of this district. The Former M Ps are an active group that are always available to talk about parliamentary proceedure.


A formal welcome by Gisborne's Town Crier to W L (Bill) Young, who fondly recalled the last time he was greeted by a town crier when he was the N Z High Commmissioner to the UK visiting Whitby, the former home town of Lt James Cook. With Bill is Bill Tolhurst ex M P for Wanganui.


Outside the entrance to the Deck Café at Gisborne's Museum & Art Centre: (back) Bill Tolhurst (blue shirt on left), Fraser Coleman, Jack Luxton, Bill Young (Pres), Bob Bell (ex Gis M P), Gerald O'Brien (Treas), Neil Austin, Ron Bailey & Arthur Kinsella. Front: Norman King, Trevor Young (Sec), Richard Harrison, George Gair, Jim Edwards, Frank O'Flynn, Warren Freer (Vice Pres), Esme Tombleson (Vice Pres & ex Gis M P who was the only woman in the 1960 National Government) & Phillip Holloway.