Story: Country towns

Robert Williams

Robert Williams

Robert Williams was a saddler who became the first mayor of Masterton in 1877, when the town achieved borough status. This was possible once a locality had reached 1,000 people.

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Jock Phillips, 'Country towns - Maturity and independence', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19415/robert-williams (accessed 16 November 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008