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Leslie Robert (Bob) McGovern (1893–1968)

Leslie Robert Magnus McGovern, of Edwin Street, North Dubbo, is a native of Stuart Town and has been a resident of Dubbo since 1918.

During his residence here Mr. McGovern has seen Dubbo grow from a comparatively small town to its present size.

He has been a member of the North Dubbo Progress Association for many years, has always taken an active interest in the affairs of the Railway.

During last year's Centenary celebrations Mr.McGovern was the secretary of the Six-Hour Committee which organised a very successful Sports day and procession. He is interested in the fostering of clean amateur sport and the provision of additional sporting facilities as increased population demands them.

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  • profile, Dubbo Liberal (NSW), 30 November 1950, p 6

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • McGovern, Robert Leslie

10 May, 1893
Wellington, New South Wales, Australia


8 June, 1968 (aged 75)
Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

brain hemorrhage

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