Series GRS0521 - GEELONG CITY COUNCIL - Municipal separation Newtown & Chilwell & South Barwon

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GEELONG CITY COUNCIL - Municipal separation Newtown & Chilwell & South Barwon


  • 1857 - 1858 (Creation)

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(1849 - 1993)

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The municipality was incorporated under N.S.W. Act 13, No. 40, October 1849. Geelong was proclaimed a Town on 4 June, 1858. It was proclaimed a City on 8 December 1910 by provisions of Act 54 Vic., No. 1112. Local Government Reform Geelong City was amalgamated with the City of Greater Geelong under the City of Greater Geelong Act 1993 on 18 May 1993. The amalgamation occurred as part of a statewide program of local government reform enacted between 1993 and 1995. The reform process reduced the number of councils from 210 to 78.

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Function / Content This record series comprises general correspondence between the municipality of Geelong and other parties during the period of separation of Newtown and Chilwell, and South Barwon from Geelong. The correspondence includes petitions, protests against the municipal restructuring and other relevant subjects. Recordkeeping System The correspondence is not arranged in any particular order. It consists of individual items of correspondence bundled together. The items of correspondence pertaining to South Barwon have been arranged separately to those of Newtown and Chilwell.

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VPRS 15191

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