Portrait of Sir Francis Kitts, Mayor
Lynch, Julia Date
1973 See full details
Born in Waimate, Canterbury, Francis Kitts entered the political arena at 16 when he joined the Labour Party. Kitts became Wellington's longest serving mayor.
At six foot two inches tall, Francis Kitts was an imposing figure. Throughout his 18-year mayoralty, he was well regarded for his tireless efforts to serve the public. Development in the city during his mayoralty included the opening of the Cuba Street mall.
Frank Kitts Park on the Wellington waterfront is named after Sir Francis Kitts.
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