Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 31, September 1987
Bob was born in Scotland and emigrated to New Zealand with his mother and father at the age of one, to live in Church Street, Onehunga until his marriage to Miss Mavis Gibbs.
Mavis has many ties with Waihi. Her grandfather, Mr. D. King, lived in Seddon Avenue and worked in the mine as did her father. Her mother and father were married in Waihi in 1901. Then they bought a business in Cambridge where Mavis was born.
Bob and May were married in Manurewa 57 years ago and have lived in Waihi for the past 50 years. They have two daughters, Joy Potier (Waihi Beach) and Cherry Kneebone (Waihi) and two sons, John (Hamilton) and Rob (Johannesburg).