Topic: Cecil Clinkard

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Rotorua's First Mayor, 1923-1927

One of the early settlers in the Mamaku District adjacent to Rotorua. On moving to Rotorua in 1917 became a Taxi Proprietor. Took an active part in politics, was elected Member of Parliament for Rotorua in 1928 and held the seat until 1935. Became Rotorua's first mayor on the formation of the Rotorua Borough Council in 1923, a position which he held for 4 years. Following his term as Mayor he served a term of one year as Borough Councillor, Represented Rotorua on the Tauranga Harbour Board for many years. Was a prominent member of the Rotorua Rotary Club and took an active part in School Committee work.


Source : Don Stafford File, Rotorua Biographies: General

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Cecil Clinkard

First Names:Cecil
Last Name:Clinkard