Story: East Coast region

Mayor Harry Barker and the queen

Mayor Harry Barker and the queen

Harry Barker served as mayor of Gisborne from 1950 to 1977, making him the longest-serving mayor in New Zealand’s history at 2011. In this picture he escorts Queen Elizabeth II on her visit to Gisborne in 1970, in association with the Cook bicentennial celebrations.

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - Government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 August 2022)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015