Series GRS1234 - GEELONG CITY COUNCIL - Early leases and other documents

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GEELONG CITY COUNCIL - Early leases and other documents


  • 1854 - 1927 (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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Scope and Content Early lease agreements between Corporation/Town/City of Geelong and individuals or business to use council property such as market spaces and cattle yards. Most bear an embossed seal of council and signatures of the lessee, Town Clerk and Mayor. Some include a description and plan of the property. Also includes documents relating to reserved lands such as Kardinia Park, Johnstone Park and Geelong Botanic Gardens. Access Status This collection is CLOSED until items can be safely photographed. Archivist Notes Letters A, B, D, E, F and G after name of lessee likely refers to the section of the Bye-Laws concerning the property leased. Items 1-51 have been removed from town clerk chest MM 2018 (see item 52 and digital repository backup). It is apparent that the documents were kept in the box and deposited at the same time. Further rehousing and describing completed 11/04/2018 MM. Awaiting new digitisation equipment to enable safe digitising of these fragile documents. Rehouse upon digitisation.

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