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1916

Tuesday 11th day of January 1916

Minutes of a Meeting of the Council (duly convened) held at the Council Chambers Newtown on Tuesday 11th January 1916 at 7.30pm.

Present

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) and Aldermen Clegg, Turtle, Bloom, Dibble, Morgan, Ryan, Prichard, Smith, and Edwards.

Apologies

1899 Apologies were received from Aldermen Szarka and Lewis.

Minutes

1900 The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and were confirmed and signed on the motion of Alderman Smith seconded by Alderman Edwards.

Correspondence

1901 Letter from the Local Government Department re-the establishment of a Garbage Destructor.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

1902 Letter from Messrs Roff asking for the renewal of their Hoarding Licenses within this area for the year 1916.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report

1903 Letter from Alderman W Taylor re his candidature as a member of the Fire Brigades Board of New South Wales. Received.

1904 Letter from A Rogers Esq and J A Meek Esq Architect re-the Balcony Awning at the Whitehorse Hotel King Street Newtown.

1905 Letter from J E Donohue General Manager Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation Ltd. Intimating that the 1000 C.P. enclosed arc lamps will have no value when removed. Up to date incandescent lights would cost £700 to install and asking if the Council will extend the contract for a further period of five years if these lights are installed.

It was resolved that the letter be received and the writer informed that this Council expects the Electric Light Corporation to faithfully adhere to the terms of their agreement and substitute without further delay 1000 C.P. lamps of the most improved type and at a cost not exceeding the price mentioned in the agreement namely £16 per lamp per annum.

1906 Letters from the Public Health Department covering report on 28 samples of milk one of which was found to be adulterated.

The Town Clerk reported that under instruction from His Worship The Mayor the necessary prosecution had been made and a fine of £2 inflicted on the offender.

1907 Letter from J Mair asking on behalf of the Lilywhite Steam Laundry Co for permission to retain their direction signs.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

1908 Letter from D Brennan asking if the Council will change the name of that portion of Wilson Street between King Street and Erskineville Road to Cheapside Place.

It was resolved that the letter be received and the writer informed that on account of the confusion and inconvenience which is caused in deeds and other legal documents by the change of the name of portion of an old established Street it is regretted that the application cannot be granted but there can be no objection to the applicant calling his new building by this special name if he so desires so as to make them more attractive or their location easier.

1909 Letter from the Local Government Department covering an amendment and clause 5 of Ordinance 38 re the granting of a Lease.

Received.

1910 A list of outstanding rates in accordance with regulation 6 (49B) were submitted by the Town Clerk and it was resolved that the list be laid upon the table and the necessary prosecutions instituted for the recovery of the outstanding amounts.

Reports

Overseer of Works

1911 The Overseer of Works submitted his report of Works completed or in progress during the past fortnight.

It was resolved that the Report be received and the plans referred to the Works Committee for report.

Sanitary Inspector

1912 The Sanitary Inspector submitted his Report as contained in folios 121 to 123 of the Sanitary Inspectors Report Book and it was resolved that the Report be received and the applications mentioned in paragraph 2 be granted.

Motions Pursuant to Notice

1913 His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) moved:-

That this Council do now make and levy a general rate of 3¼d in the £ for the year ending 31st December 1916 (as forecasted in the estimates approved and Julie advertised on the Unimproved Capital Value of all rateable land within the Municipality of Newtown to provide sufficient money to defray all its probable and reasonable expenses in the carrying out during the year of the several purposes in respect of which it is authorised directed or obliged by the Act Ordinances and Regulations to expend or apply the funds of the area.

Seconded by Alderman Prichard and carried.

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) moved:-

That the following works authorised for O’Connell Ward and the vote of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st December 1915 in pursuance of clause 13 of regulation 6 be now revoted namely:-

1914 Whateley Lane East of Whatley Street remove gutter stones and tar pave carriageway

 

£ 35.10.0

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

Alderman Morgan moved that the following 5 motions standing in his name:-

That the following works authorised for Enmore Ward and the votes of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st December 1915 in pursuance of Clause 13 of Regulation 6 be now revoted viz:-

1915 1 Sloane Street Tarpave carriageway and repair parts £ 325.0.0
1916 2 Metropolitan Road Tarpave the carriageway 650.0.0
1917 3 Belmore Lane Renew 70 yards of gutter stones and repair carriageway where necessary with blue metal    50.0.0
1918 4 Liberty Street Repair where necessary and top dressed with prepared tar and Nepean sand    30.0.0
1919 5 Enmore Road North side Take up and relay blocks from Phillip Street to Station Street 670.0.0

Seconded by Alderman Prichard and carried.

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) moved for Alderman Lewis the following for motions standing in his name:-

That the following works authorised for O’Connell Ward and the votes of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st December 1915 in pursuance of Clause 13 of Regulation 6 be now revoted viz:-

1920 1 Watkin Lane Tarpave carriageway £ 125.0.0
1921 2 Church Street Tarpave carriageway from Lennox to Victoria Streets    185.0.0
1922 3 King Street Top dress footpaths from Bligh Street to Newtown Railway Bridge      85.0.0
1923 4 King Street Top dress the wood blocked carriageway from Bligh Street to Newtown Railway Bridge 365.0.0

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

Alderman Clegg moved:-

That the following works authorised for O’Connell Ward and the vote of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st December 1915 in pursuance of Clause 13 of Regulation 6 be now revoted viz:-

1924 Wilson Street Repair and tarpave carriageway £1241.0.0

Seconded by His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) and carried.

Alderman Edwards moved the following four motions standing in his name:-

That the following works authorised for Camden Ward and the votes of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st December 1915 in pursuance of Clause 13 of Regulation 6 be now re-voted viz:-

1925 1 Hawken Street Repair and top dress carriageway £   27.0.0
1926 2 Holmwood Street Blue metal and top dress carriageway 155.0.0
1927 3 King Street Woodblock the carriageway between kerb and tramline Western side to end of portion blocked on tram line 230.0.0
1928 4 Angel Lane Form and tarpave full width and kerb Western side 105.0.0

Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

Alderman Turtle moved the following four motions standing in his name:-

That the following works authorised for Kingston Ward and the votes of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st December 1915 pursuant of Clause 13 of Regulation 6 be now revoted viz:-

1929 1 Albemarle Street Tar metal carriageway from Baltic Street to Bedford Street £ 87.0.0
1930 2 Albemarle Street Repair West End and top dress carriageway with 2 coats and treat with prepared tar and metal screenings    75.0.0
1931 3 Turtle Lane Top dress with prepared tar and Nepean sand     4.0.0
1932 4 Church Street Renew Freestone guttering with trachyte cubes    10.0.0

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

Alderman Morgan moved for Alderman Szarka:-That the following works authorised for Enmore Ward and the vote of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st December 1915 in pursuance of Clause 13 of Regulation 6 be now re-voted viz:-

1933 Belmore Street Remetal and topdress £ 230.0.0

Seconded by Alderman Pritchard and carried.

Alderman Pritchard moved the following motions standing in his name:-

That the following works authorised for Enmore Ward and the votes of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st December 1915 in pursuance of Clause 13 of Regulation 6 be now re-voted viz:-

1934 1 Station Street Re-asphalt from Holt Street to Enmore Road and top dress with tar from Holt Street Camden Street £ 250.0.0
1935 2 Marion Lane Remove gutter stones lay strip one yard wide each side Lane and top dress balance of carriageway 165.0.0

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

Questions Without Notice

1936 Under this heading His Worship The Mayor mentioned that 2 tenants of the Council had asked that some reduction might be made in the rent of the Town Hall as at the present time they found it impossible to pay the existing rents.

1936a The International Bible Students Association asked that their Religious Meetings two on Sundays and one on Tuesday evenings might be classed and charged as Lodge Meetings at the rate of 10/-each.

After discussion in view of the nature of the Meetings it was decided this request be granted.

1936b Mr H Hermann asked that the rent of the Hall for Saturday evenings be reduced from 22/6 during the Summer months as many of his pupils and patrons had enlisted for the War. After discussion it was decided that this request could not be granted.

There being no further business the meeting terminated.

Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 25th day of January 1916 will stop

Signed W G Salmon, Town Clerk.        Frank Bamfield, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 11th day of January 1916

Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Council (duly convened) held at the Council Chambers Newtown on Tuesday 11th day of January 1916 at 8.30pm.

For the purpose of confirming the rate of /3¼d in the £.

Present

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) and Aldermen Clegg, Turtle, Bloom, Dibble, Morgan, Ryan, Prichard, Smith, and Edwards.

Apologies

1937 Apologies were received from Aldermen Szarka and Lewis.

Business

1938 His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) moved:-

That the rate of /3¼d in the £ on the unimproved Capital Value of all rateable lands within the Municipality of Newtown made and passed by resolution of this Council at a duly constituted meeting held this day be and the same is hereby confirmed and that the Mayor and Town Clerk be authorised when the rates have been written up in the rate books to attach the corporate seal of the Council thereto and Julie sign each book.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

There being no further business the Meeting terminated.

Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 25th day of January 1916 will stop

Signed W G Salmon, Town Clerk.        Frank Bamfield, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 25th day of January 1916

Minutes of a Meeting of the Council (duly convened) held at the Council Chambers Newtown on Tuesday 25th day of January 1916 at 7.30pm.

Present

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) and Aldermen Clegg, Turtle, Bloom, Dibble, Morgan, Ryan, Lewis, Prichard, Smith, Szarka and Edwards.

Minutes

The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and were confirmed and signed on the motion of Alderman Prichard seconded by Alderman Szarka.

Correspondence

1939 Letter from Inspector CF Friend Public Instruction Department asking how far the Council will be prepared to go in the matter of providing organised games at Hollis Park.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee for report.

1940 Letter from the Local Government Department re-the danger caused by the insufficient protection on balconies especially at Hotels.

Received.

1941 Letter from Alderman D M Cooper in support of his candidature for a seat on the Board of Fire Commissioners of N.S.W. Received.

1942 Letter from the Railway Department intimating that it was not likely that Leamington Avenue would be resumed by the Railway Department at an early date.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

1943 Letter from the Secretary Newtown War Service Committee asking if payments to Recruiting Officers could be supervised by the Town Clerk and made through this Councils Trust Fund Account.

Received and the request complied with.

1944 Letter from the Department of Public Health covering 17 samples of milk all of which were found to be correct. Received.

1945 Letter from Alderman W Taylor in support of his candidature as a member on the Board of Fire Commissioners of N.S.W. Received.

1946 Letter from the Secretary Local Government Association giving information with regard to various Awards. Received.

1947 Letter from the Petersham Sand Bag Committee inviting the members of the Council to a Continental on the Petersham Park on Monday 31st January 1916.

Received with thanks and as many as possible to attend.

1948 Letter from the Secretary Clays Bridge Theatre Co complaining of the Band performance in front of the Town Hall disturbing the Artists at the Clays Bridge Theatre adjoining.

It was resolved that the letter be received and the matter left in the Mayor’s hands to arrange with the Band Conductors so as to avoid the nuisance complained of.

1949 Application from A E Patrick for Council’s approval of an amended plan of Factory Street.

Deferred for further consideration.

Reports

Mayor’s Report

1950 His Worship The Mayor submitted a Report giving a brief resume of the year’s work financial and otherwise for the year ending 31st December 1915.

Alderman Morgan moved that the very satisfactory annual Report of His Worship The Mayor be received and adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg.

Alderman Turtle in supporting the motion drew attention to the omission of the names of Aldermen Szarka and Turtle and Mr Stan Barnes in connection with the Monster Art Union for Australia Day.

The motion was submitted and carried unanimously.

Finance Committee

1951 The Finance Committee submitted their Report as contained on folio 123 of the Finance Committees Report Book which recommended:-

Confirmation of accounts paid under votes of appropriation to 31st December 1915. £ 501.12.5
Paid since 1st of January 1916 to date    506.7.4
And also the payment of accounts submitted this evening amounting to    129.1.2
Total payments from General Fund since last meeting £1137.0.11

 

From the Trust Fund refund of Tender Deposits      11.0.0
The Monthly Financial Statement was submitted disclosing a credit balance to date of 574.1.11

In connection with the rental charges under section 129 of the Local Government Act it is recommended that the rental charges for pipes wires cables etc within this Municipality for the year beginning 1st January 1916 be as follows:-

Australian Gas Light Co 216.0.0
Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation Limited    86.0.0

Alderman Clegg moved that the Finance Committees Report be received and adopted the accounts confirmed and paid and all recommendations contained therein be carried into effect.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Deputation Re Liberty Street

1952 His Worship The Mayor submitted a Report of a Deputation which waited upon the Honourable J H Cann (Minister for Works) on the site Liberty Street to ask for a portion of land vested in the Water and Sewerage Board which is required for the extension of the Street through to Railway Avenue.

The Deputation consisted of Representatives from the Petersham and Newtown Councils and the Minister in reply said he was not able to do all that the Deputation asked as he had no Fund at his disposal for the purpose that he would bring the matter under the notice of the Minister for Public Instruction to see if the amount (£156) could be paid from a Fund at his disposal.

The report was received and adopted.

Renaming Of Boundary Streets

1953 His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) submitted a further report with reference to the renaming of boundary streets between the City of Sydney and the Municipality of Newtown which recommended:-

  1. That the name of Wellington Street be retained for the full-length and this City Council be asked to change the name of Wellington Street Chippendale…
  2. That the name of Church Street be retained as full-length and the City Council be asked to change the name of Church Street Pyrmont.
  3. That the name of Regent Street be altered to Chelmsford Street.
  4. That the name of Stanley Street be altered to Gilpin Street.
  5. That the name of Bligh Street be altered to St Pauls Road.

Alderman Morgan moved that the Mayor’s report be received and adopted and that the recommendations contained therein be forwarded to the City Council.

Seconded by Alderman Prichard and carried.

Works Committee

1954 His Worship The Mayor submitted a Report of the Works Committee as contained on folio 37 and 39 of the Works Committees Report Book and it was resolved that the Works Committees Report be received and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.

Auditors Report

1955 The Councils Auditors Messrs W H Cadogan and Co submitted their Report together with the Balance Sheet of the Councils accounts for the period ending 31st December 1915 certifying that the same were correct and in good order.

Alderman Morgan moved that the Auditors Report and Balance Sheet received and adopted and the necessary copies forwarded to the various Departments as provided by the Local Government Act and regulations.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

Overseer of Works

1956 The Overseer of Works submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight which was received.

Sanitary Inspector

1957 The Sanitary Inspectors admitted his Report as contained on folio 124 of the Sanitary Inspectors Report Book.

Alderman Smith moved that the Report be received and applications mentioned in paragraph 2 granted.

Seconded by Alderman Szarka and carried.

Motions Pursuant to Notice

1958 Votes of Appropriation

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) moved that the following resolution standing in his name:-

  1. That the sum of £14083 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Public Works expenditure.
  2. That the sum of £3945 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Public Services expenditure.
  3. That the sum of £1900 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Public Health expenditure.
  4. That the sum of £1326 be now appropriated from the General Fund for General Purposes Administrator of expenditure.
  5. That the sum of £295 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Municipal Property expenditure.
  6. Which were seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

1959 His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) moved:-

that the work in connection with the widening of Wilson Street from King Street to Erskineville Road as arranged by this Council be carried out at an estimated cost of £596.

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

Alderman Ryan moved:-

1960 That the following works authorised for Camden Ward and the votes of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st of December 1915 in pursuance of clause 13 of regulation 6 be now voted for viz:- Lord Street re-metal and top-dress and repair the gutter-stones where necessary from John Street to Edgeware Road at an estimated cost of £160.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Alderman Turtle moved:-

1961 That the following works authorised for Kingston Ward and the vote of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st December 1915 in pursuance of clause 13 of regulation 6 be now voted viz:-Baltic Lane tarmetal the carriageway at an estimated cost £55.

Seconded by Alderman Dibble and carried.

Alderman Turtle moved:-

1962 That the footpath on the northern side of Lennox Street between Australia Street and Church Street be tar paved at an estimated cost of £40.

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

Order Of The Day

1963 In accordance with the regulations framed under the provisions of the 5 Brigade Act 1909 to cast 3 votes for a candidate for the position of member on the Board of Fire Commissioners of N.S.W. to be elected by the Councils mentioned in Schedule 1.

The candidates were as follows:-

Alderman Douglas Maxwell Cooper   –   Randwick.

Alderman Would Taylor                          –   Rockdale.

Alderman Thomas Stowe                     –   Vaucluse.

A ballot was taken which resulted in the election of Alderman William Taylor Rockdale.

His Worship The Mayor then moved that this Council gives the 3 votes to which a dozen title in connection with the election of a member on the Board of Fire Commissioners by the Councils the numerator din Schedule 1 of the Fire Brigades Act No. 9. of 1909 to Alderman William Taylor and that this resolution be forwarded to the Returning Officer in Sydney under the corporate seal of the Council.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

Questions Without Notice

1964 Under this heading Alderman Lewis asked whether it was the intention of the Proprietors to re-erect the Stadium King Street.

His Worship The Mayor replied that no application was yet to hand but it is understood the matter will be bought under the Council’s notice at an early date.

1965 Alderman Turtle drew attention to the satisfactory nature of the income and expenditure in connection with the Town Hall as disclosed in the Balance Sheet.

1966 Complimentary reference was also made by the members of the Council to the amount raised for Patriotic Funds and other matters mentioned in the Mayor’s report which was eminently satisfactory.

There being no further business the Meeting terminated.

Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 8th day of February 1916.

Signed W.G. Salmon, Town Clerk.       Frank Bamfield, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 25th day of January 1916

Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Council (duly convened) held at the Council Chambers Newtown on Thursday 3rd day of February 1916 at 7.30pm.

Present

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) and Aldermen Clegg, Turtle, Szarka, Campbell, Dibble, Morgan, Ryan, Lewis, Pritchard, Smith and Edwards.

His Worship The Mayor announce the business of the Meeting to be:-

  1. To determine whether or not the Council will grant an allowance to the Mayor for the year beginning 1st of March 1916.
  2. If it is determined to grant an allowance to fix the amount.
  3. To elect a Mayor for the year beginning 1st of March 1916.

Alderman Pritchard moved:-

1967 That the amount of the Mayoral allowance for the year beginning 1st of March 1916 the sum of £50.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

Alderman Bloom moved:-

That the amount of the Mayoral allowance for the year beginning 1st of March 1916 be the sum of £50.

Seconded by Alderman Smith.

Amendment moved by Alderman Pritchard seconded by Alderman Szarka that the amount of the Mayoral allowance for the term beginning 1st of March 1916 the sum of £100. This amendment upon being submitted was declared carried.

The Amendment was then submitted as the substantive motion when Alderman Lewis moved as a further amendment that the amount of the Mayoral allowance for the term beginning 1st of March 1916 be the sum of £150.

Seconded by Alderman Ryan and lost.

The substantive motion that the Mayoral allowance be £100 was then submitted and declared carried.

Mayoral Election

1968 Nominations were then invited in writing for the position of Mayor for the period beginning 1st of March 1916.

Alderman Morgan nominated His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) nominated Alderman WG Clegg Alderman Smith nominated Alderman C H Turtle.

There being no further nominations the nominations were declared closed and Town Clerk as Returning Officer conducted the ballot the voting being:-

Alderman Bamfield 2
Alderman Clegg 3
Alderman Turtle 7

Alderman Bamfield having received the lowest number of votes was declared defeated and a fresh ballot is held respecting the remaining candidates which resulted as follows:-

Alderman Clegg 4
Alderman Turtle 8

The Returning Officer then declared Alderman Charles H Turtle Duly elected Mayor for the year beginning 1st of March 1916 he having received the majority of votes cast.

The candidates returned thanks for the support accorded them.

The members of the Council express their appreciation of the able manner in which His Worship The Mayor had carried out his duty during the past three years and at the same time congratulated the Mayor elect upon his election and wished him a successful term of office.

Both the Mayor and the Mayor elect returned thanks for the kind expressions of goodwill and the Meeting concluded.

Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 8th day of February 1916.

 

Signed W.G. Salmon, Town Clerk.   Frank Bamfield, Mayor.

246-248 King Street, formerly Quartly’s

Quartly’s have occupied this site since 1918. Edwin Quartly, an oil and colour merchant, started his business in ca. 1880 in Goulburn, and moved to 286 King Street Newtown in 1897. Prior to becoming Quartly’s, the site at 246-248 King Street was occupied by numerous businesses from the mid-19th Century as diverse as tobacconists, undertakers, and hairdressers. Originally listed in the Sands Directory as Newtown Road, then 172 King Street, it became 246 King Street in 1895. The current building is designed in the Federation Free Style – a popular architectural design from c. 1890 to 1915. Edwin Quartly ran a successful business winning many tenders and contracts. In 1906, Edwin was nominated for Alderman of O’Connell Ward, losing by only 30 votes to Mr Henry Nunn Howe, and was also a Member representing the Employers in the Building Trades Group for the Department of Labour and Industry, resigning in July 1914. Edwin died in 1922 and left Quartly’s Pty Ltd to his sons: Leslie, Horace and Norton. A small fire on the 3rd of May 1929 resulted in minor damage. Quartly’s became Quartly’s Mitre 10 Hardware Store in the early 1980’s and later Mitre 10, and also houses solicitor’s offices upstairs. Quartly’s expanded to incorporate building 250 King Street and 1 Whateley Lane in the 1980’s. In 2011 Chemist Warehouse became the primary occupant and Mitre 10 moved to 1 Whateley Street.

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Images

(1922), “Quartly’s Ltd” [Advertisement], In Newtown Diamond Jubilee Official Souvenir 1862-1922, p. 78.

City of Sydney Archives. (1983), Quartly’s Chambers & Gute; ArchivesPix: 059/059271.

City of Sydney Archives. (1991), Quartly’s Mitre 10 Hardware Store; ArchivesPix: 069/069899.

City of Sydney Archives. (2009), Mitre 10 Handy; ArchivesPix: 055/055981.

References

(1882, Jul 29), “E. Quartly (Late Richards) Oil & Color Warehouse, Sign Writer, Gilder on Glass & House Decorator, Auburn-Street South” [Advertisement], Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW: 1881-1940), p. 2. Retrieved from Trove.

(1906, Feb. 6), “Nomination Day”, Newtown Council Minutes 1863-1948.

(1922, Nov. 23), “Obituary: Nr. Edwin Quartly”, Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW: 1881-1940), p. 2. Retrieved from Trove.

(1929, May 3), “Another Paint Shop Fire”, The Sun (Sydney, NSW: 1910-1954), p. 2. Retrieved from Trove.

(2015), “Federation Free Style c. 1890-c. 1915”, Retrieved from Sydney Architecture.

Archives Investigator

“Biographies of the Early Alderman: Mayor Joseph Nicholas Jolly”, Newtown Project, no. 21.

Estell, J. (1914, July 22), “Department of Labour and Industry, Sydney, 20th July, 1914 [495]”, Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW: 1901-2001), no. 126, p. 4266. Retrieved from Trove.

Sands Directory

Town Clerk, (1905, Aug. 3-5), City Surveyor’s Office – TC. [Request for new kerbing at 173 Macquarie St to be contract to Mr. E. Quartly], City of Sydney Archives, Item no: 1905/1317.

Compiled by Renée Grant

 

323 King Street, former Oxford Hotel

There has been a pub on this corner since the 1860s. Originally called the Daniel Webster Hotel, from 1863-1866, according to the Sands Directories, it is listed variously at Newtown Road, Eliza Street and Eliza St/Newtown Road. It was renamed the Oxford Hotel in 1875, and refurbished in the art deco style in 1913. In the 1980s, the Oxford Tavern was a popular live music venue, and was open late most nights. The hotel was refurbished in 2002 with an African theme and renamed Zanzibar. More recently it was renamed Webster’s Bar.

 323 King Street, circa 1880-90s, 085856    034711    323 King 2000, 048539

1880-90s                                                                          1912                                                                    2000

Gritty Newtown

Sands Directory 1863   p. 131

Sands Directories 1865  p. 166

Sands Directory 1866   p. 346

Sands Directory 1867 p. 189

The Hub

069942The former Hub site on King Street0873707-13 Bedford Street Newtown

Originally the site of Edward Coles’ Newtown Hippodrome in 1908. Clay’s Bridge Theatre was built in 1913. Theatre impresario Harry Clay provided Newtown’s only live vaudeville venue in the early 20th century. Clay’s theatre was converted into a cinema in 1934. The Hub previously operated in Marcus Clarke’s Cash Store building at 218-222 King Street from the 1920s. The Cash Store used the slogan ‘The Hub of Newtown’. Broadway Theatre Company Theatre transferred to the Bedford Street site, continuing with the name. A second Hub (Hub 2) at Victoria Theatre operated in Erskineville Road until 1950.

In the 1950s and ’60s, non-English-language films were screened to cater to Newtown’s large migrant population, and it was briefly the home of the Sydney Film Festival. In the early seventies The Hub became an insalubrious and infamous ‘blue movie house’. It closed in the mid-1990s, and with the exception of a few minor commercial uses (storage, second hand book sales) and a couple of live stage shows, had been vacant since. Although recently refitted, the site remains closed in 2016.

 

Robert Parkinson Picture Shows in the Marrickville and Newtown Districts 1898-2012

Gritty Newtown

Newtown Bridge

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Newtown Bridge is much more than an elevated roadway over the railway line: ‘The Bridge’ is Newtown’s civic and cultural heart. It was a popular open-air meeting site in the first half of the 20th century. It attracted political rallies, soapbox speakers and religious preachers, including  socialists and communists, supporters of the General Strike of 1917, and the Salvation Army. The late Bob Gould, a Newtown stalwart, remembered communists addressing passers-by from soapboxes were regularly arrested in the 1950s. (Source: Gritty Newtown)

 

Newtown Station

The Great Western Railway line from Sydney to Parramatta opened in 1855 with four stops along the way, including Newtown. The original train station was near Crago Flour Mills (now the Silos Apartments), hence the street name Station Street, but was moved to its present site in 1892 when the railway line was expanded. A ticket office was built at street level on the Newtown Bridge and the platform accessed by steep stairs. (source Gritty Newtown)

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672 King Street

672 King Street

Information compiled by Graeme Barber

672 King St was one of Sydney’s early cinemas from around 1913. It was originally named the Coronation Picture Palace.  The cinema reopened as the St Peters (Kinema) Theatre when a  new building with 2 levels of seating, capacity 1707 seats, was constructed in 1927, the façade of which remains on King St. The building was designed by Emile Sodersten, as ‘a prominent social and recreational venue for the local community in the 1920s and 1930s’. The theatre closed for the last time in 1960 and the building was subsequently used as a warehouse. There was an unsuccessful bid to have it revived as a theatre in the mid 90s. Development applications 2002-3 allowed new development behind the façade, completed in 2007 with the heritage listed façade restored. By 2009 the ground level part of the building had become a picture framing store and the remainder of the building a gym

                                         056243, Lifestyle Fitness, Masterpiece Pictures, 2009

1983                                                                                                                          1991                                                                                                              2009

Robert Parkinson Picture Shows in the Marrickville and Newtown Districts 1898-2012

NSW Heritage Listing  http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritageapp/ViewHeritageItemDetails.aspx?ID=2420318

Emile Sodersten – ADB ; Wikepedia

New Life for Victorian theatre, SMH, November 7, 1995

Molly Swift Reserve

Molly Swift Reserve – vacant land adjoining 12 Erskineville Road

Excerpt from CRS 108 Parks Reserves and Playgrounds

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1912

 

Tuesday 2nd of January 1912

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 2nd of January 1912.

Present

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) and Aldermen Turtle Lawler, Cousins, Elstub, Morgan, Smith, Edwards and Bamfield.

 

Minutes

The Minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed on motion of Alderman Morgan seconded by Alderman Bamfield and signed.

Correspondence

Letter from E Williams asking that the lamp be removed to the opposite corner at the intersection of Erskineville Road and Wilson Street.

Received and referred to the Lighting Committee for report.

Letter from W Richmond asking that the Road the wood blocked from Stanmore Road to Juliett Street.

Received.

Letter from the Waterloo Council asking cooperation in an endeavour to obtain an alteration in the undertaker’s award so as to provide for burials on Sundays during the summer months.

Received and cooperation granted on the motion of Alderman Turtle seconded by Alderman Edwards.

Letter from S L Cole covering a copy of the Municipal and Shire Councils award and explaining the provisions of same.

Alderman Bamfield moved: “That the letter be received and Mr Cole thanked for his attention to the matter.” Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

Letter from the Newtown Electric Light Company asking permission to erect an electric sign at the Trocadero Picture Palace.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

Letter from J Archibald making application for Council’s approval of a subdivision plan of land at the corner of Edgeware Road and Darley Street also requesting the return of the plans of 2 cottages and Edgeware Road near Darley Street.

Received and consideration deferred till a later period of the evening.

 

Petition

Petition from C Barnes S Ward and 42 others praying that Lord Street be watered was received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

 

Reports

the Finance Committee reported having paid accounts since last meeting amounting to £297.2.8 and that the Balances at credit of Funds at 31/12/1911 were as follows:

General Fund £2163.2.5
Trust Fund £ 103.0.0
Wood Blocks F D £2030.0.0
Town Hall Account R and R £ 304.10.0 £4600.12.5

 

Resolved: That the report be received and adopted and the payment of Accounts approved.

 

Financial Statement

the Financial Statement to 31st December 1911 was submitted and ordered to be laid upon the table.

The Finance Committee submitted a Special Report read a letter received from E A Turtle asking councils reasons for refusing approval of Plans of houses in Lord Street and recommended “That the matter be referred for Solicitors advice.”

Received and Adopted.

 

Overseer of Works

the Overseer of Works Report dealing with matters completed or in progress during the past fortnight was received and adopted.

The Sunday Inspectors Report as contained in paragraph 1 to 5 inclusive on pages 166/7 of Report Book was received the Applications mentioned in paragraph 3 were granted and the authority asked for in paragraph 5 was approved.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved: “That all Resolutions of this Council of the 19th December 1911 in so far as they expressed approval of the plan and specification submitted by Mr J Archibald of 2 cottages in Edgeware Road near the Intersection of Darley Street be and the same I hereby rescinded.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Mr Archibald’s letters were again submitted for consideration when it was resolved: “That the further consideration of J Archibald’s applications stand over pending Legal advice as to this councils process in the matter in the meantime that the Applicant be informed that he may have the plans of his houses if he so desires.”

 

Alderman Cousins moved: “That a Committee be appointed to enquire into and report upon the advisability and probable cost of securing a motor for Street Watering purposes.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

Resolved: That the matter be considered by the Works Committee with the at addition of Alderman Cousins.

 

Order of the Day

The Finance Committee submitted the following Estimates of Receipts and Expenditure that the year 1912 viz:

A The amount of the proposed expenditure out of the Fund to which the proceeds of the rates are to be paid.

 

General Purposes Administrator of Expenses
Salaries £950, Mayoral Allowance £200 Stationery printing advertising £200 Sundry Administrator of Expenses £125. £1475

 

 

Public Works
Road metal (Blue and White) £2500, wages £2300, Street Cleaning £1300, Bricks £400, Ballasted £150 Sand £140 Cement £50 Kerb and gutter £250 Plumbing £30 Timber £20 Plant, Tools, Repairs and etc £150. £8040

 

 

Health Administration
Inspectors Salaries £364 Garbage Service £1872 Sundry Expenses £80. £2316

 

Public Services
Street Watering £540 Street Lighting £2350, Fire Brigades Board £650. £3540

 

Municipals Property
Caretaker gas and etc £120, Rates £130. £250

 

Miscellaneous
interest on Loan £1260 Annual Provision for renewing wood blocks £1000 Newtown Brass Band £100 £2360
£17,981

 

B Amount on Hand available the such expenditure £2163.2.5
C Other revenue likely to be available £ 950.0.0
D Amount required to be raised £14867.17.7
E Total value of unimproved Land £1308462
Total improved Capital Value £3030996
Assessed Annual Value £ 221000

 

A rate of 2 ¾ pence on the unimproved capital value (£1308462) will yield £14992.15.10. (Subject to reduction on Appeal).

 

His Worship The Mayor moved: “That the foregoing estimates of Receipts and Expenditure for the year 1912 be and the same I hereby received and adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

The Meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed 16th January 1912.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

Tuesday January 16th 1912

 

Minutes of an ordinary meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday January 16th 1912.

 

Present

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) and Aldermen Clegg, Turtle, Lawler, Cousins, Elstub, Morgan, Macready, Lewis, Smith, Bamfield and Edwards.

 

Minutes

The Minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed on the motion of Alderman Edwards seconded by Alderman Bamfield and signed.

 

Mayoral Minute re Year 1911

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) submitted a Minute dealing with the progress of the Municipality Financial and otherwise for the year 1911.

Received and adopted.

 

Correspondence

Letter from the North Sydney Council asking cooperation in an endeavour to obtain legislation to prohibit or regulate Advertising Hoardings.

Received and cooperation granted on the motion of Alderman Morgan seconded by Alderman Elstub.

Letter from L Everingham making application to erect a Lamp on the path in front of Hatte’s Arcade.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

Letter from the Newtown Electric Light Company asking permission to low of the Electric Sign at the Trocadero Picture Palace to a position over the Awning.

Received and granted subject to the sign being fixed to the satisfaction of Councils Inspector.

Letter from the Department of Public Construction asking what the Council are prepared to do in the event of land in Wilson Street been handed over to the Council on a long lease at an nominal rental the playground purposes.

Alderman Lewis moved: “That this letter be received and the Minister informed that provided the whole of the land owned by the Department at this place is included in the lease this Council will fence it in and supervise it as a Children’s Playground.”

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

Letter from the Department of Lands covering Gazette notices of Alignment of Yaralla Street Yaralla Lane and Brooks Lane.

Received and laid upon the table.

Letter from Alderman Taylor giving excerpts from the Fire Commissionaire’s report for 1911 was received.

At this junction His Worship The Mayor introduced Alderman Griffin Municipal Representative on the metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage to briefly address the Council in support of his Candidature are for re-election.

Alderman Morgan moved a vote of thanks to Alderman Griffin for his attendance and address.

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

 

Reports

Auditors Report

The Auditor (W H Cadogan) submitted his Report dealing with the councils Books of Accounts to 31st December 1911 and certifying to their correctness.

 

Balance Sheet

The Balance Sheet was also submitted showing details of accounts to the 31st December 1911 together with a list of rates outstanding duly certified.

Resolved: “That the Auditors Report Balance sheet and List of outstanding rates be received and adopted and laid on the table.

 

The Works Committee

submitted of reported meeting is held 8 and 16th January 1912 as set forth on the page 189 and containing paragraphs 1 to 4 inclusive.

Resolved that the Works Committees report be received and adopted and its recommendations carried into effect.

 

Overseers Report

the Overseer of Works report dealing with works completed or in progress during the past fortnight and etc was submitted and it was resolved “That the report be received and the matter of plans referred to the Works Committee for report.

His Worship The Mayor reported that he had obtained legal advice and Counsels opinion and reference to two applications made under Ordinance 70 and acting under the advice received the Council should now approve of the Plans submitted.

After discussion it was resolved that the whole matter be referred to a Committee of the Whole Council for investigation and report as to the advisability of granting approval of the two plans submitted.

 

Sanitary Inspector

The Sanitary Inspector’s report was contained in paragraphs 1 to 6 on pages 168/9 of the report book was received and it was resolved: “That the Report be received and adopted the applications for Registration mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted and Authority given to issue a Statutory Notice as recommended in paragraph 6.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved: “That the following works authorised for Camden and Enmore Wards and the votes of money therefore which lapsed on 31st of December 1911 in pursuance of Clause 3 Resolution 6 be now revoted.”

 

Camden Ward

1 Alice Street from King Street to Hawken Street remetal 22 feet wide at an estimated cost of £ 331
2 Alice Street from Hawken Street to Edgeware Road tarpave carriageway 22 feet wide at an estimated cost of £ 358
3 Newman Street from Angel Street to Union Street repair with metal and tarred screenings estimated cost £ 277
4 Gibbes Street lifted and relayed kerb and gutter from Whitehorse Street to No 14 tarpaved crossing West to East side and repair where required estimated cost £50
5 Goodsell Street South side from King Street to Goodsell Lane complete tar paving estimated cost £ 8.10.0
6 Wells Street footpath both sides from John Street to Edgeware Road repair and top dress estimated cost £ 44
7 Gowrie Street carriageway from Iredale Street to Munni Street top dress and lay strips 4 feet wide along gutters estimated cost £ 120
8 Commodore Street top dress carriageway estimated cost £   30
9 Hawken Street repair and top dress carriageway estimated cost £   27
10 Maria Lane complete kerb and gutter West side to East £   18
11 Darley Street intersection of John and Darley streets cubed £   50
12 Dickson Street and Pearl Lane renew crossing estimated cost £     9.10.0

 

Enmore Ward

13 Metropolitan Road carriageway tarpaved 22 feet wide estimated cost £ 660
14 Camden Street from King Street to station Street tarpave the carriageway 1st class estimated cost £ 186
15 Lane off Ferndale Street white metal estimated cost £   34
16 Claire Street remetal with white metal estimated cost £   66
17 Gladstone Street from Phillip Street to liberty Street remetal £ 140
18 Sarah Street renew gutters where required North side from Marian Street to Simmons Street estimated cost £ 18
19 Sarah Street remetal carriageway with white metal £   75
20 Francis Street repair carriageway with white metal £   80
21 Trafalgar Street remetal carriageway estimated cost £ 177
22 Trafalgar Street footpath South side renew repair and top dress £   35
23 Enmore Lane from Station Street to end of new gutters remetalled with white metal and from end of new gutters to Reiby Street tarpave from kerb to kerb estimated cost £   35

 

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

The meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed this 30th day of January 1912.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

 

30th of January 1912

 

Minutes of a Special meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Monday 22nd of January 1912 at 7.30pm.

 

Present

Has Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) and Aldermen Cousins, Elstub, Morgan, Macready, Lewis, Smith and Edwards.

 

An apology was received from Alderman Turtle.

 

His Worship The Mayor announce the business of the Special meeting to be:

1 “The making of a General Rate of 2¾ pence in the £ for the year ending 31st December 1912 on the unimproved Capital Value of all rateable land in the Municipality to provide sufficient money to defray all its probable and reasonable expenses in the carrying out during the year of the several purposes in respect of which it is authorised directed or obliged by the Act Ordinances and Regulations to extend or apply to the funds of the Area.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

Has Worship The Mayor moved:

2 “That the sum of £1475 be now appropriated from the General Fund for General Purposes Administration Expenses.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

His Worship The Mayor moved:

3 “The sum of £8040 be now Appropriated from the General Fund for Public Works.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

His Worship The Mayor moved:

4 “That the sum of £2316 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Health Administration.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

His Worship The Mayor moved:

5 “That the sum of £3540 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Public Service.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

His Worship The Mayor moved:

6 “That the sum of £250 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Municipal Property.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

His Worship The Mayor moved:

7 “That the sum of £2360 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Miscellaneous Expenses.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

The meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed Town Hall Newtown 30th of January 1912.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Monday 22nd of January 1912 at 8.15pm.

 

Present

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) and Aldermen Cousins, Elstub, Morgan, Macready, Lewis, Smith and Edwards.

An apology was received from Alderman Turtle.

 

Business

“To confirm the resolution making a General Rate of 2¾ pence in the £on the unimproved Capital Value.”

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved:

“That the Rate of 2¾ pence in the £ on the unimproved Capital Value of all Rateable Lands in the Municipality made and passed viz Resolution of this Council at a duly constituted meeting held this day be and the same is hereby confirmed and that the Mayor and Clerk be authorised when the rates have been written up in the Rate Books to attach the common seal of the Council to and sign the Rate Books.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

The meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed this 30th day of January 1912.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

 

Minutes of a Committee of the Whole Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Monday 22nd of January 1912 at 8.30pm.

 

Present

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) and Alderman Clegg, Cousins, Elstub, Morgan, Macready, Lewis, Smith and Edwards.

 

An apology was received from Alderman Turtle.

 

Business

“To consider Legal advice received re-Building Ordinance 70 and Council’s regulations thereunder and the advisability of approving plans and specifications submitted under the provisions of the said Ordinances by E A Turtle and J Archibald.

Having fully considered the matter your Committee now recommend:

1 “That in accordance with the advice given by Counsel and concurred with by the Solicitors the Applications of E A Turtle and J Archibald be granted.”

2 “That a letter be sent to the Minister for Public Works pointing out that the disabilities the Council is labouring under in connection with Ordinance 70 and asking that the prompt step is be taken to amend the Act so as to give adequate powers of control over the Subdivision of Land and the erection of Building thereon.

Adopted.

 

30th of January 1912.

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 30th of January 1912

 

Minutes of an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 30th of January 1912.

 

Present

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg and Aldermen Turtle, Cousins, Elstub, Morgan, Macready, Lewis, Smith, Edwards and Bamfield.

 

Minutes

the Minutes of 3 meetings held 16th and 22nd of January were read confirmed on the motion of Alderman Morgan seconded by Alderman Elstub and signed.

 

Alderman S L Cole

His Worship The Mayor welcomed The Mayor of the Glebe (Alderman Artlett) and also Alderman S L Cole (Glebe) who was present to address the meeting on behalf of his Candidature for the position of Municipal Representative on the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage.

 

Correspondence

Letter from the Newtown Ambulance Brigade asking permission to make a Street collection on Saturday 25th of February on behalf of the funds of the Brigade.

Received and request granted.

Letter from Condon Brothers Butchers King Street asking permission to keep their door open during Business hours.

Received and request refused as it would be a breach of Ordinance 56.

Letter from William May Land master porting re-Band performance on the 22nd instant.

Received.

Letter from A C Lucas Secretary to the Wyalong Disaster Newtown Citizens Benefit soliciting the patronage of the Mayor and Aldermen in connection with the Benefit to be held on the 14th February 1912.

Alderman Turtle moved “That the B received and the request granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Further letter from A C Lucas asking permission to Exhibit 6 calico signs in connection with the Benefit for 2 weeks.

Received and granted.

Letter from the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage intimating that 3 ventilating shafts will be erected in connection with the Angel Street stormwater sewer.

Received.

Letter from the Wyalong Disaster Committee submitting a subscription list in connection with the relief Fund.

Received and to be laid upon the Office Table.

Letter from L Everingham asking permission to erect a lamp sign over the path opposite Hattie’s Arcade was refused on the recommendation of the Works Committee.

Letter from the Secretary to the Newtown Play grounds Committee giving further details of land in the Phillip Street Enmore.

Received and referred to Finance Committee.

 

Petition

Petition was received from Messrs Paterson Nickless Milen Guille and Company Greenwood and Swinburn asking permission to use cross blinds to shade their shop windows from the sun.

On the recommendation of the Works Committee was resolved:

“That where the circumstances warranted permission be granted for the use of a properly constructed and securely fixed playing roller blind as a sunshade on condition that the blind is erect to urge to the satisfaction of this Councils Inspector that a clear way of 7 feet is left between the bottom edge of the blind and the footway when the blind is fully lowered and that the blind is rolled up directly the sun is off the front or sides of the premises as the case may be.

Letter from Messrs William and J Dubber asking to be relieved of their Contract for the scavenging of Kingston Ward as the 3 Wards is found to be more than they can manage also requesting that the tender Deposit of £5 on the contract be returned.

Alderman Turtle moved: “That the B received and the request complied with.”

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.

 

Alderman Edwards moved:

“That fresh tenders be called the scavenging of Kingston Ward.”

Seconded by Alderman Smith amendment moved by Alderman Turtle “That the scavenging of Kingston Ward be carried out by day labour.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and lost.

The original motion was then submitted and declared Carried.

 

Reports

a report was submitted from the Committee of the Whole Council which recommended 1 That the applications of Messrs Archibald and Turtle rebuilding be granted and 2 That a letter be sent to the Minister for Public Works pointing out the disabilities under which Councils are working owing to the inadequacy of their powers under Building Ordinance 70.

Alderman Rigg moved and Alderman Morgan seconded “That the report of the Committee of the Whole be received and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.”

Amendment moved by Alderman Lewis “That no reply be sent to the applications of Mr all Archibald and Turtle.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and lost.

The substantive motion was then submitted and declared carried.

 

Finance Committee

the Finance Committee reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since last meeting amounting to the sum of £243.19.3 and recommended payments of accounts amounting to £599.9.10 as set forth on pages 105/6 of the Finance Committee.

Refund of Tender Deposits from the Trust Fund of £40.0.0 were also submitted for confirmation.

Resolved: “That the Finance Committees report be received and adopted and the Accounts submitted the Confirmed and Paid.”

 

Financial Statements

the monthly statements in accordance with Regulation 6 was submitted and ordered to be laid upon the table. Credit balance £2021.17.10 General fund and £63 Trust Fund.

The Works Committees report containing paragraphs 12 4 pages 190/1 of the Works Committees book was received and adopted. Applications from J Campbell for approval of plans of shop and Dwelling Enmore Road for Mr McDonnell was received and approval is desired granted.

 

 

Overseers Report

the Overseers report of Works completed or in progress during the past fortnight was received.

 

Inspectors Report

The Inspector’s report was submitted as contained in paragraphs 1 to 5 Report Book pages 170/1 and it was resolved that the report be received and adopted proceedings to be taken as recommended in paragraph 3.

At this junction His Worship The Mayor introduced Alderman: (Glebe) who address the Council in support of his candidature for the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage.

A vote of thanks was accorded Alderman Cole for his address.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved: “That the following Works authorised and the votes of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st of December 1911 in pursuance of Clause 13 of Regulation 6 is being now revoted viz:

 

O’Connell Ward

1 Wilson Street Tarpave carriageway at an estimated cost of £1241
2 Erskineville Road Top dress Carriageway within 100 yards of King Street E.C. £9.10.0
3 Whateley Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £3.16.0
4 Hordern Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £6.10.0
5 Egan Street Top dress carriageway within 100 yards of King Street £6.10.0
6 O’Connell Street ”     ”    ”       ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £7.12.0
7 Watkin Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £14.0.0
8 Stephen Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £1.12.6
9 Missenden Road ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £8.2.6
10 Bucknell Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £6.10.0
11 Elizabeth Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £4.12.0
12 Fitzroy Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £6.10.0
13 Queen Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £9.5.0
14 Little Queen Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £4.12.0
15 Forbes Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £8.15.0
16 Bligh Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £7.0.0
17 Bucknell Lane Brown to Bucknell Street repair with white metal and top dress the carriageway £55.0.0
18 Watkin’s Lane Tarpave carriageway £125.0.0
19 Watkin Street Carriageway repair where necessary £130.0.0
20 Fitzroy Street Carriageway from Fitzroy Lane to present tarpaving repair remetal and topdress £32.0.0
21 Hemmings Lane Carriageway white metal and top dress £18.0.0
22 Egan Street Renew tar paving in front of Cottages £10.0.0
23 Chalder Street from Egan to O’Connell streets tar pave carriageway £74.10.0
24 O’Connell Street from prospect Street to bottom remetal with white metal and tarpave £85.0.0
25 Longdown Street from Missenden Road to Elizabeth Street renew gutterstones where required and repair carriageway £60.0.0
26 Forbes Street repair and top dress footpath £19.0.0
27 Missenden Road ballast and metal carriageway and renew crossing at Richard and Aylesbury Street £275.0.0
28 Erskineville Road from Wilson Street to Railway Bridge remetal £118.0.0
29 Queen Street repair and top dress carriageway £50.0.0
30 Linthorpe Street metal with white metal and top dress £168.0.0
31 Missenden Road western side renew gutterstones from No 2 to 4 £4.0.0
32 Raper Street from O’Connell to Hordern Street remetal with white metal where required and top dress carriageway and repair gutterstones where necessary £55.0.0
33 Aylesbury Street South side complete kerb and gutter and tarpaving to Elizabeth Street £50.0.0
34 Campbell Street repair and top dress footpath £18.0.0
35 Longdown Street renew footpath where required £10.0.0
36 Little Queen Street renew footpath where required £8.10.0
37 Fitzroy Street renew footpath where required and top dress £40.0.0
38 Hordern Street footpath renew where required and top dress £57.0.0
39 Church Street east side footpath renew where required and top dress £45.0.0
40 Hordern Street from King Street to prospect Street remetal (white) £64.0.0
41 Church Street from Lennox to Victoria streets tar pave carriageway £185.0.0
42 Mechanic Street carriageway remetal with white metal £36.0.0
43 Susan Street renew footpath £37.0.0
44 Lanes Pines Estate Space between buildings fence or kerb to be tar paved
                                         Holdsworth Lane £5.8.0
                                         Randall Lane £5.14.0
                                       Wilson Lane £16.5.0
                                         Ivery’s Lane £15.0.0
                                         Leamington Lane £8.15.0

 

Kingston Ward

45 Lennox Street from Australia Street to Regent Street remetal with white from Regent to Oxford Street ballasted and metal with white metal £160.0.0
46 Hopetoun Street remetal carriageway with white metal 20 feet wide and top dress £89.0.0
47 Northwood Lane metal (white and top dress) £50.0.0
48 Bishopsgate Street repairs to footpath £8.10.0
49 Pierce Street tarpave carriageway £72.0.0
50 Australia Street remetal carriageway from Court House to Lennox Street £128.0.0
51 Lennox Street remetal carriageway from church to Australia Streets £143.0.0
52 Bedford Street Top dress carriageway within 100 yards of King Street £8.2.6
53 Eliza Street ”                   ”                           “ £8.2.6
54 Federation Street top dress carriageway £43.10.0
55 That it be referred to the Works Committee to report upon the advisability and probable cost of tar paving Robert Street Regent Street from Bedford to Albemarle Street and Station Street from Bedford Street to Lennox Street

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

Alderman Bamfield moved:

“That in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act and Ordinances thereunder and Allowance be granted to the Mayor for executing the office of Mayor for the ensuing term and the sum of £200 be the amount of such Allowance.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

Alderman Turtle moved:

That it be referred to the Works Committee to report upon the advisability and probable cost of carrying out the following works: 1 the tar metalling of the footpath on the Cemetery side of Church 8 inches from Caretakers Lodge to Federation Road.

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

2 The tar metalling of the footpath on the Cemetery side of Lennox Street from Baptist Church to Mr Dibble’s premises.

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.

 

Alderman Lewis moved:

That it be referred to the Works Committee to report upon the advisability and probable cost of top dressing with tar and sand the footpaths in King Street from Bligh Street to the Newtown Railway Bridge.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

Alderman Lewis moved:

“That it be referred to the Works Committee to report upon the advisability and probable cost of top dressing with prepared tar and the Nepean sand the Wood blocked carriageway in King Street from Bligh Street to the Newtown Railway Bridge and Enmore Road from the Railway Bridge to Stanmore Road.

Seconded by Alderman Cousins and carried.

 

Alderman Cousins moved for Alderman Lawler:

“That it be referred to the works Committee to report upon the advisability and probable cost of top dressing with prepared tar and Nepean sand the Wood blocked carriageway in King Street South.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

Questions Without Notice:

This Worship The Mayor moved:

“That a letter be forwarded to Alderman Lawler expressive of this Council’s sincere regret at his indisposition caused by a brutal assault on the 26th January and expressing the hope that he will soon be restored to health and strength.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

Alderman Lewis drew attention to the inadequacy of the Police protection for an important Municipality like Newtown and instanced a difficulty experienced in obtaining prompt Police assistance in recent assault cases and moved: “That a letter be sent to the Inspector General of Police bringing the matter under his notice and asking for more Adequate Police Protection.”

Seconded by Alderman Macready and carried.

 

Alderman turtle moved:

that a letter expressive of this Council’s sincere sympathy be forwarded to the widow of the late Ex Alderman Hitchcock who recently lost his life in a motor accident.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

The meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed this 13th day of February 1912.

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

1911

O.M.

No. 11/1

3rd of January 1911

 

Tuesday 3rd of January 1911

 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on the above date at 7.30pm.

 

Present

The Mayor Alderman Morgan and a full Council.

 

Minutes

The Minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed.

 

Correspondence

1 From the Engineer in Chief for Existing Lines asking the permission of the Council to carry out blasting operations in connection with the quadruplicate a show in of the line from Central Station to Sydenham.

Received and permission granted provided the Chief Commissioner make good any damage caused thereby.

2 From the Secretary the Civil Ambulance asking permission to hold classes in connection with First Aid in any one of the rooms in the Town Hall.

Received and request granted provided the rooms not otherwise engaged.

3 From the Under Secretary Department of Lands asking whether the Council desires the carriageways and footways to be established of Enmore Lane Pemell Lane and Reiby Lane as shown on Official plan of alignment forwarded on 16th of November 1910.

Received and Council requests establishment of alignment.

4 From the Under Secretary Department of Lands forwarding for exhibition at the Council Chambers copy of plan (No N35.1953) of the proposed alignment of Gibb Norfolk and Whitehorse Streets Railway Newman Angel Gowrie Erskineville and Union Lanes.

Received.

5 From Frederik C Boulton forwarding cover note for £3000 under the Workmen’s Compensation Act to 31st January 1911.

Received.

6 From George E Vickers asking permission to place a sign 8 feet long by 1 foot 6 inches wide above the entrance to his surgery No 1 Edgeware Road.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

7 From the Manager Bank of Australasia Newtown notifying that a Fixed Deposit of £150 account Reserves and Renewals Town Hall Building bearing interest at the rate of 3% due 30th December 1911 is held for collection.

Received.

8 From Thomas A Mansell calling attention to the need of an Electric Light at the Lane near the railway between Burren and Pine Streets near Macdonaldtown Railway Station.

Received and left in the hands of the Mayor.

9 From J Schofield forwarding plan and specification for a lorry shed of wood and iron at 175 Darley Street.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

10 From H J Parker stating that an ignorance of the Building Regulations he has erected a stable of wood and iron at the rear of hundred and 11 Bedford Street.

Received and to be considered with the Overseer of Works report.

 

Reports

 

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since 20 of December 1910 amounting to £1257 and that the balance at credit of the various funds with the Bank of Australasia were as follows:

General Fund £2720.0.2
Trust Account        98.0.0
Fixed Deposit Wood Blocks   1000.0.0
Fixed Deposit Stormwater Drain     937.10.0
Fixed Deposit Reserves and Renewals Town Hall Building

Moved by the Mayor: “That the Finance Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

 

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress also the erection of a ward and iron stable at the rear of 111 Bedford Street without plans been submitted for approval.

Received and Mr Parkers explanation regarding the erection of the stable accepted.

 

The Sanitary Inspector

reported that the contractors for scavenging the Kingston Enmore and Camden Wards had signed the Contracts and entered on their work but the Contract for the O’Connell Ward had failed to do so and therefore Mr Joseph Howarth the former contractor has been engaged to carry out the work from day to day pending the decision of the Council also the receipt of 119 applications for registration as Milk vendors and 2 applications for licenses to sell fish within the Municipality.

Received and registrations and licenses granted as recommended the matter of the O’Connell Ward Contractor to be considered at a later period.

 

Motions Pursuant To Notice

Alderman Bamfield moved:

1 “That in accordance with the provisions of clause 8 of Section 7 of the Ordinances the Council do now fix the remuneration of the Electoral Offices in connection with the forthcoming Triennial Elections as follows:

Returning Officer       £6.6.0

Presiding Officers       2.2.0

Poll Clerks                  1.1.0”

Seconded by Alderman Milne.

Alderman Macready called for a division with the following result.

For the motion. Aldermen Bamfield, Smith, Lewis, Milne, Clegg, Turtle, Campbell, Jones, Elstub and Rigg.

Against. Alderman Macready.

The motion was declared carried.

 

Order of the Day

to receive and adopted the Finance Committees report of the probable expenditure on and expected revenue from the various services as prepared by the clerk and Overseer of Works in accordance with Section 142 of the Local Government Acts 1906-7-8

The Finance Committee

Submitted the following estimates viz:

 

Estimated Expenditure

(a) The amount of the proposed expenditure out of the Fund to which the proceeds of the rates are to be carried.

General Purposes Administrative Expenses
Salaries £1100
Stationery and Printing     150
Advertising        80
Election Expenses        50
Office and Lighting        20
Petty Cash and Postages        40
Audit Fee`        30
Valuation     150
Law Costs        20 1,640.0.0
Public Works
Blue Metal 1500
Wages 2500
Tar and Cartage     800
Bricks     400
Ballast     120
Cement        50
Plumbing Work        30
Plant and Repairs     200
Sand for Tar paving     100
Sand for Would Blocks        40
Blacksmiths Sharpening Tools        25
Forward £5765 1640.0.0
Public Works brought forward £5765 £1640.0.0
Bricks for General Repairs        20
Kerb and Gutter Stone     250.0.0
Stores (roads and tools account)        50.0.0
Timber        25.0.0 6110.0.0
Construction Work Stormwater Drain £1175     237.10.0
 
Health Administration
Garbage Service £1700
Sweeping Woodblocks 1100
Inspector     208
Disinfectants        30
Law Prosecutions        20
Pure Foods Act Expenses        20 3078.0.0
Public Services
Street Watering   375
Street Lighting 1750
Fire Brigades Board   750 2875.0.0
Municipal Property
Caretaker   150
Municipal Rates     140   290.0.0
Miscellaneous
Newtown Brass Band    100
Interest on Loan 1260
Annual Provision for renewing Ward blocks 1000 2360.0.0
£16590.10.0

The Estimates having being considered in detail the Mayor moved:

“That the estimates as read by the Clerk be and are hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

The Mayor moved:

that the Council proposed to levy a General Rate of Two Pence halfpence (2½pence) in the pound (£) on the On the improved Capital Value of £1,324,432 estimated to yield £1,3796.3.4 subject to reduction on appeals.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

The Mayor moved:

That the above Estimates considered and adopted by the Council be published as prescribed by the Act.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

 

O’Connell Ward Contract

The Council having considered the Inspector’s report regarding the failure of Robert Martin to take up the Contract for scavenging the O’Connell Ward Alderman Elstub moved: “That the tender of Mr Joseph How with at £45 (forty five pounds) per month be accepted.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

 

Public Holidays

Resolved that the resolution passed on 6 December 1910 that employees to have been in the service of the Council for a period of 12 months received full pay for Public Holidays take effect from the date of the passing of said resolution.

 

This concluded the business.

 

Confirmed this 17th day of January 1911.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 17th January 1911

 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on the above date at 7.30pm.

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Bamfield, Lewis, Smith, Milne, Macready, Rigg, Elstub, Jones, Campbell, Turtle and Clegg.

 

Minutes

The Minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed.

 

Correspondence

11 From F C Boulton forwarding proposal form for the Workmen’s Compensation Act for the ensuring of the Maintenance men.

Received and Referred to Finance Committee.

12 From Board of Health forwarding copy of report by the Government Analyst on chemical examination of 4 samples of milk collected on 22nd Alton oh by Inspector Watson.

Received.

13 From Drummoyne Municipality stating that a deputation is to be received by the Honourable the Premier at his office on Wednesday 18th instant at 12 o’clock noon and asking that as many Aldermen as can will be present.

Received.

14 From the Department of Lands asking whether the Council desires the carriageways and footways to be established of Brown Buckland Bucknell Bruce and Watkin lanes as shown on official plan of alignment forwarded on 23rd of November 1910.

Received and Council requests that alignments be established.

15 From Department of Plans calling attention to a notice in the Government Gazette of 4th January 1911 relating to the alignment of streets and lanes in this Municipality under the Public Roads Act 1902.

Received.

16 From Messrs Haynes and Colby asking if this Council would give them the cost of carrying a wire across King Street to the picture show and cost of installing same.

Received and the writer to be informed that the Council has nothing to do with it and that the Balmain Company has control of same.

17 From J Watson Sanitary Inspector stating that he has engaged Messrs Poole and Eaton at 12/-per night each to sweep water and remove the sweepings from King Street and Enmore Road at night time each to provide a horse and cart also W Williamson to sweep the gutters and crossings at 6/8 per night.

Received.

18 From Sidney Syne applying for permission to paint a sign for Sunlight Soap on premises No 484 King Street Newtown.

Received and request refused.

19 From The Under Secretary Works Department respecting the proposed alteration of boundary between this Council and the City of Sydney and stating that such alteration could not be made (Received and request refused) by a simple change of boundary but that reconstitution of the 2 areas would be necessary and asking whether this Council desires reconstitution.

Referred to Finance Committee.

20 From H Abrahams superintendent of the Newtown District Ambulance and transport Brigade applying for permission to hold a Street collection on Saturday 25th of February 1911 to help procure a horse ambulance.

Received and permission granted.

21 From A J D Meares drawing attention to the absence of a lamp between Enmore Road and Liberty Street on Stanmore Road and requesting that an Electric Light be placed in lieu of the Gas Lamp recently removed.

Received and referred to Lighting Committee.

22 From A H Lockman and others calling attention to the necessity of placing a lamp at the bottom of the Lane in Eliza Street adjoining the school of arts in place of Gas lamp removed.

Received and referred to Lighting Committee.

23 From D Brennan drawing attention to the fact that the Street lamp at the rear of his premises in Wilson Street has been removed leaving the whole of that portion of the Street and darkness and asking if the Council will see their way clear to have it replaced.

Received and referred to Lighting Committee.

24 From Mrs M Yard complaining of the alteration to the Light at the corner of Metropolitan Road and cross Lane the light shines right into the front bedroom and making it untenantable and trusting that the Council will find some means of shading the light from the upper part of the house.

Received and referred to Lighting Committee.

25 From J The Weir drawing attention to the hardships he has to suffer through the removal of the light at the corner of Metropolitan Road and Cross Lane and stating that it affects his principal bedroom as a principal sleeping apartment and trusting that the Council will do the best they can to alleviate the nuisance.

Received and referred to Lighting Committee.

26 From the Superintendent Newtown District Ambulance and Transport Brigade applying for the use of the Hall free on Wednesday first proximo for the purpose of presenting Certificates for rendering first aid to the injured to the successful lady candidates who have passed their examinations.

Received and request granted.

27 From M G V Lees complaining of the smoke nuisance from burning tar in the Councils yard in front of his premises and asking if they can do something as it is very objectionable as the yard is so near and the material so handy perhaps the Council do the sidewalk around the house.

Received.

28 From Robert Morton asking if the Council will refund the deposit of £5 on tender for scavenging O’Connell Ward which he could not carry out.

Received and deposit to be refunded.

29 From Isaac Roff applying for Hoarding Licenses in this Municipality that the year ending 31st December 1911 as per list.

Received and licenses be granted except for those on walls application for licenses on walls to be refused.

 

Reports

 

The Lighting Committee

reported recommending several new lamps and removal of others.

Received.

 

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress.

Received.

 

The Sanitary Inspector

reported amongst other things having received 32 applications to be registered as milk vendors 9 applications to sell fish and rabbits and one butchers license to be transferred.

Also on the 10th instant he purchased 6 samples of milk and delivered them to the Government Analyst for report.

Also submitted annual report for the year 1910.

Received and licenses as recommended be granted.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Bamfield moved:

“That in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1906-7-8 and the Ordinances thereunder this Council do now fix the allowance to be granted to the Mayor for executing the office of Mayor for the year 1911 at £100.

Seconded by Alderman Rigg Alderman Clegg moved as an amendment:

That it be left over for the incoming Council to consider. Seconded by Alderman Turtle.

On being put 5 voted for the Amendment and 6 for the Resolution which was carried.

 

Questions Without Notice

Alderman Jones and Lewis asked for certain information regarding the Elections.

The Mayor said he could give no advice.

Alderman Turtle called attention to the fact that there were two sets of numbers in Lennox Street.

The Mayor said he would have a matter seen into.

Alderman Rigg moved that a letter of sympathy be sent to the Town Clerk hoping that he will soon recover.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

Alderman Morgan moved that Mr George Arthur Kitt be appointed Deputy Town Clerk while Mr Mackintosh is absent.

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

 

This being the business and the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 14th day of February 1911.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

S.M.

No. 11/2

 

Friday 20th January 1911

 

Minutes of Special Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall on the above date at 7.30pm.

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Bamfield, Lewis, Smith, Milner, Macready and Elstub.

 

Business

By Order of the Mayor.

“To make a General Rate of 2½ (two pence halfpenny) in the pound (£) for the year ending 31st December 1911 on the Unimproved Capital Value of all rateable Lands in this Municipality as proposed passed at a meeting of the Council held on the 3rd January instant and subsequently notified in accordance with the requirements of Section 142 of the Local Government Act 1906 -7-8.”

 

The Mayor Moved:

“That this Council do now make and levy a General Rate of 2½ pence (two pence – halfpenny) in the £for the year ending 31st December 1911 on the Unimproved Capital Value of all rateable lands in the Municipality to provide sufficient money to defray all its probable and reasonable expenses in the carrying out during the year of the several purposes in respect of which it is authorised directed or obliged by the Act Ordinances and Regulations to expend or apply the funds of the Area.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

 

The Mayor moved:

1 “That the sum of £1640 be now appropriated from the General Fund for General Purposes Administrative Expenses.”

Seconded by Alderman Milne and carried.

2 “That the sum of £6110 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Public Works.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

3 “That the sum of £237.10.0 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Construction Work.”

Seconded by Alderman Milne and carried.

4 “That the sum of £3078 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Health Administration.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

5 “That the sum of £2875 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Public Services.”

Seconded by Alderman Milne and carried.

7 “That the sum of £2360 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Miscellaneous Expenditure.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

 

This concluded the business.

 

Confirmed this 14th day of February 1911 stop

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

S.M.

No. 11/3

 

Friday 20th January 1911

 

Minutes of Special Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall on the above date at 8.15pm.

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Bamfield, Lewis, Smith, Milne, Macready, Elstub and Jones.

 

Business

In pursuance of notice given

The Mayor moved:

“That the rate of 2½ pence (two pence Halfpenny) in the Pound (£) on the Unimproved Capital Value of Rateable Lands in the Municipality made and passed by resolution on this Council at a duly constituted meeting held this day be and the same is hereby confirmed and that the Mayor and Clerk be authorised when the rates have been written up in the Rate Books to attach the Common Seal of the Council to and sign the Rate Books.

Seconded by Alderman Milne and carried.

 

This concluded the business.

 

Confirmed this 14th day of February 1911.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.