Newspaper Article 1970 – Hastings’ first barber shop shuts its doors

Hastings’ first barber shop shuts its doors

The interior of the old Donovan barber shop, about 1912.  From left to right Mr J.D. (Barney) Donovan, the original owner; Mr Jim Landells (manager of Hawke’s Bay Farmers); Mr Clive Sheridan (hair dresser); Mr Jim Newbigin [Edward Newbigin] (owner of Newbigin Breweries, now Leopard Breweries); and Major Green (land agent).

Correction: not Jim Newbigin – Edward Newbigin seated in centre chair

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Donovan Barber Shop

Date published

29 May 1970

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Newspaper article


The Hawke's Bay Herald-Tribune


  • J D (Barney) Donovan
  • Jim Landells
  • Clive Sheridan
  • Edward Newbigin
  • Major Green

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