Illuminated Address to John Manchester Esq.; J. Wilkie & Co, Dunedin; June 1908;...


Illuminated Address to John Manchester Esq.

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Large framed Citation presented to John Manchester Esq. upon his retirement from Public Office.

When English brothers John and George Manchester disembarked from the Strathallan in Timaru in 1859 they could not have imagined the pioneering roles they would play in the development of Waimate.
Along with William Goldsmith, John and George were the first to set up a general store, providing all and sundry for the men and families who had come to work in the Waimate Bush.
John Manchester went on to become one of the most prominent citizens of early Waimate, credited with founding much of the township’s business district and actively involved in community affairs.

Ornate coloured document with citation, there are five small drawings/paintings surrounding the citation. They include:
Manchester & Goldsmith Building
Old Waimate Queen Street scene showing Waimate Hotel, Savoy building and bullocks pulling wagon.
Waimate Gorge with man on horse
Scene of hills and river
Waimate Borough Council Building

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J. Wilkie & Co, Dunedin

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June 1908

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Mrs Carol Ball

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