Irvine, Robert Arthur Biography 1971

IRVINE, Robert Arthur
District presentation officer, NZBC [NZ Broadcasting Corporation], Auckland
Born: Waipukurau, 8 September 1926, son of WR Irvine; married 1951 Gaynor Williams; 1 son, 1 daughter
Education: Whangarei Boys High School
Announcer 2ZB 1948-49, Hamilton 1949, Whangarei 1949-53; announcer-in-charge, Palmerston North 1953-61; district announcer-in-charge Auckland 1961; Royal Tour commentator 1953; Olympic Games commentator 1956; NZBS [NZ Broadcasting Service] commentator rugby tour Australia, South Africa 1960, French rugby tour NZ 1961; All Black rugby tour British Isles, France, Canada 1963-64; S African rugby tour 1965, British Lions tour of NZ 1966; All Black rugby tour British Isles, France, Canada 1967-68, Welsh tour in NZ 1969, Rugby tour in South Africa 1970
Occupation Force, Japan 1946-48
Recreation: golf, gardening
Private address: 33 Hillcrest Ave, Northcote, Auckland

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New Zealand Who’s Who 10th edition 1971

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