The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
Councillor Gilbert Carson
Councillor Gilbert Carson, a member of the Wanganui Borough Council, has been well-known in Wanganui since he purchased the “Wanganui Chronicle” in 1874. He served as a member of the House of Representatives for Wanganui, having been returned at the general election of 1896. Mr Carson is a member of the Public Baths, Reserves, Sanitation and Tramways Committees. He is also chairman of the Board of Governors of the Wanganui Girls' College, and a member of the Education Board.