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Bob Granger


1923 -2000

Bob Granger had his primary school education in Te Puke.  He then went as a boarder for five years to New Plymouth Boys High School and left with nine units of a university degree.

Afterwards he attended Auckland University, did a 6 month stint in the Army, followed by 3 years in the Air Force where he became an instructor and Flying Officer.

In 1946 he joined an accounting firm in Tauranga as the junior of the two partners.  Sir EA Craig joined him in 1947, and this firm eventually became Granger, Craig, Tunnicliffe and Co of which he was the Senior Partner.

In 1962, he was asked to form a Committee in Tauranga for the fledgling Outward Bound School at Anakiwa.  Over the years he attended many meetings, enrolled many students and did a “course” himself.

In 1997, he became the National President of the Outward Bound Trust.  Later, about 1990 he was appointed to the Outward Bound International Board until his death in 2000.

He had a passion for Outward Bound and happily devoted a lot of time and energy on Trust matters.

Bob’s photograph is in the big dining hall at Anakiwa, and eight paving stones in the quadrangle memorial path have been dedicated to his memory by his family and other people.

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