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5 February 2015

A Manawatu Pioneer - Memories of Mr J.H. Gibbs of Marton.

Eighty-seven years old and still reading the newspapers without the aid of glasses and taking an active interest in current affairs, is Mr J.H. Gibbs now living in retirement in Marton.  Mr Gibbs is well qualified to speak of the birth of the Manawatu, for he was one of the first settlers at Sanson, when that district was opened up.