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Links to Newtown Subdivision Maps

Check out a list of links drawn from the National Library’s subdivision
 map collection for the period 1841 through to  1907. Including
estates such as Northwood, O’Connell Town, Kingston, Reiby House,
Stanmore House,Thornby, Kingsbury, Kingston, Hansons Paddock,
Mount Eagle, Kettle, Burren, Copeland’s Paddock, Yarraville, Linthorpe,
Gowrie, Pines, Smith’s, Islington, Camden College McKechnie,
Camdenville, Holmwood, Goodsell’s, Bello Retiro, Lynton and
Stanmore Road. Plus allotments at Newtown Chruch, St Peters Church,
Newtown Railway Station, The Toll Bar, the late Fran. King’s properties,
the late Dr Wardell’s properties and Judge Josephson’s grounds.

1908

 

Tuesday 7th January 1908

 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Municipal Council of Newtown held in the Town Hall on the above date at 7.30pm.

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Smith, Salmon, Ibbotson, Edwards, Hitchcock, Turtle, Lewis, Elstub and King .

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

From the Town Clerk Bathurst forwarding copy of a resolution passed by that Council protesting against being compelled to adopt the system of Municipal Accounts proposed by the Department and asking the cooperation of all Councils in a request to the Government to have the proposed system revised by two or three competent chartered accountants with a view to the reduction of the expense and number of books and the simplification of methods.

Received and cooperation granted.

From the Mosman Council covering copy of a resolution passed by them with regard to the rent charged by the Water and Sewerage Board for the use of water meters and asking this Councils cooperation in a deputation to the department or protesting against the charge with a view to obtaining the abolition of this unreasonable and irritating tax.

Received and active cooperation granted.

From the Secretary Commissioners for Railways relative to the lighting of the railway subway at the foot of Phillip Street intimating that approval has been given for a lamp to be placed on the northern side of the subway on the street so as to afford light to the steps.  Received.

From the Honourable Secretary Civil Ambulance and Transport Brigade forwarding plan and specification for the proposed signboard to be erected on the footway in the front of the Newtown branch 30 Australia Street Newtown.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From the Department of Public Works (Circular 158) forwarding draft Ordinances for regulating the proceedings of formal meetings which are of a shorter and simpler set of professions than the existing ordinances consisting of 206 but under the new draft reduced to 68.

Received and referred to the By laws Committee.

From the Department of Public Works (Circular 160) Proposed Ordinances re Solicitation or collection of money in Public Places.  Received.

From William Taylor Municipal Representative Fire Brigades Board submitting estimates of the Boards expenditure for the year 1908.  Received.

From the Alexandria Council Clerk intimating that the Minister for Public Works will receive the Deputation re Pedestrian Traffic between Brandling Lane Alexandria and Forbes Street Newtown on Thursday the 9th instant at 11.15am.  Received.

From Robert Reid on the half of the “Rating on Unimproved Values League” asking the free use of the Town Hall for a Public meeting on Monday 13th instant.

Received and to be informed that the Hall is engaged that evening but available on Wednesday the 15th on the terms quoted.

From J. Gentle stating that he has now completed six cottages in Holmwood Street and asking that the footpaths be kerbed and guttered and asphalted.  Received.

From the Honourable Secretary St Johns Ambulance Brigade thanking the Council for the free use of the Hall during the past 12 months for practice and asking if the same privilege will be extended to them during the coming year when the Hall is not otherwise engaged.

Received and request complied with.

From Arthur E.Moate applying for permission to build cottage in Edgeware Road according to plan submitted.

Received and referred to the Inspector.

From G. Chandler asking for an increase of salary and stating that he has recently passed the Royal Sanitary Institute examination thus qualifying for the position of a Sanitary Inspector.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From Chambers Trahair submitting this valuation and report of his valuation of all property in the Municipality in accordance with the requirements and provisions of the Local Government Act 1906 and the Ordinances and regulations made thereunder.

Received and made and order of the day for consideration on the 13th instant.

 

Reports

The Treasurer

submitted the usual statement of accounts from 1 October last as follows:

 

By Bank Balance per last statement

Cr

 

£1159.6.11

By Deposit

 

 

3645.14.7

To Cheques issued

 

£3752.8.7

 

To Balance

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1052.12.11

 

 

 

£4805.1.6

4805.1.6

 

Received.

 

The Overseer of Works

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

 

The Inspector of Nuisances

reported amongst other things that two milk vendors have been prosecuted at the Newtown Court for selling milk adulterated with water and fined one in the sum of £5 and £3.10.0 costs and the other 10/- and £2.8.0 costs.  Premises in O’Connell Ward being numbers 42 and 38 40 and 46 Egan Street were reported to be in need of repairs authority was asked to compel the Owner to put them in a Sanitary condition.

Received and adopted and the authority asked for granted.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Lewis moved:

1 That as recommended by the Works Committee Georgina Street be tarmetalled 20 feet wide at an estimated cost of £95.

Seconded by Alderman Salmon and carried.

 

This concluded the business.

 

Confirmed this 13th day of January 1908.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

Monday 13th January 1908

 

Minutes of Special Meeting of the Newtown Municipal Council held on the above date at 7.30pm.

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen King, Hitchcock, Elstub, Smith, Ibbotson, Edwards, Turtle and Lewis.

Apologies were received from Aldermen Salmon and Rigg.

 

Minutes

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

 

Business

Order of the Day

To consider the Valuers returns of his valuation of all ratable property for the triennial period commencing on 1st January 1908 and ending 31st December 1910.

 

The Valuers report together with the valuation for the Camden Enmore Kingston and O’Connell Wards containing the valuation of all ratable property made in accordance with the provisions and requirements of the Local Government Act 1906 were before the Council and disclosed the total valuations of the separate Wards as follows:

 

 

 

Ward

Unimproved Capital Value

Improved Capital Value

Assessed Annual Value

Camden Ward

£240361

£604767

£46158

Enmore Ward

396334

929916

64716

Kingston Ward

249048

487098

32813

O’Connell Ward

486791

953624

59324

 

£1372534

2975405

203011

 

The Valuer also submitted Estimates of Rate Limits as follows:

 

Part 1

Limits of General Rates and Additional General Rates taken together.

The unimproved value of capital value of all ratable land in the Municipality as valued by me is

 

£1372534

The assessed annual value of all ratable land in the Municipality as valued by me is

 

£203011

2 pence in the £ on the unimproved capital value would yield

 

11437.15.8

1/6 in the £ on the assessed annual value would yield

15225.16.6

The limit beyond which the Council can not let the General and Additional General Rates is therefore the sum of

 

 

26663.12.2

 

Part 2

Limits of all rates General Additional Special or local and London Rates taken together.

2 pence in the £ on the unimproved capital value would yield

 

11437.15.8

2/- in the £ on the assessed annual value would yield

20301.2.0

The limit beyond which the Council cannot levy any rates (under the Local Government Act ) is therefore the sum of

 

 

31738.17.8

 

The valuation books having been examined and considered Alderman Smith moved: “That in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1906 the Valuers report and his valuation of ratable land as submitted be and the same is hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

Alderman Smith moved: That in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1906 the particulars of the Unimproved Capital Value the Improved Capital Value and the Assessed Annual Value of all ratable land in the Municipality be forwarded to the Government Statistician for the purposes of Sections 158 (4) 159 (3) and 158 (5) of the Act.

Seconded by Alderman King and carried.  The

 

Confirmed this 21 day of January 1908.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 21st January 1908

 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Municipal Council of Newtown 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

From the Municipal Council of Bexley inviting the cooperation of this Council in requesting the Government to provide for the payment by the Water and Sewerage Board of one third of the cost of each triennial valuation made by the Municipal Councils in the Suburban Area.  Received.

From the Department of Public Health advising that eight samples of spirits submitted by this Authority on the 4th ultimo have been chemically examined by the Government Analyst from whose report it will be seen that the chemical evidence in respect of numbers 377 and 379 is such as would support a prosecution if undertaken.

Received and the Mayor authorised to prosecute.

From the Department of Public health advising that 17 samples of Milk submitted by this authority have been chemically examined by the Government Analyst from whose report it will be seen that the chemical evidence in respect of numbers 387 and 390 391 and 393 is such as would support a prosecution if undertaken.  In the case of number 386 of warning might be given.

Received and the Mayor authorised to prosecute and a warning to be given to vendor number 386.

From the Secretary Fire Brigades Board forwarding statement of the estimated Expenditure of the Board for the current year and of the pro rata apportionment of the Contributions of the Municipalities contribute street under the provisions of the Fire Brigades Act 1902 together with a memo of the sum now due viz: £141.12.8.

Received.

From the Municipal Council of Erskineville inviting the cooperation of this Council in a deputation to the Minister for Public Works to urge upon him the necessity for the construction of a tram line from the Junction of Cleveland Street and City Road along Cleveland Street to the existing line in Castlereagh Street.

Received and cooperation granted.

From the Department of Lands asking to be informed whether the Council desires the carriage and footways to be established off Enmore Road as shown on the official plan of remarking survey made for the purpose and catalogued N27: 1953 a heliographic copy of which was forwarded on 6th December 1907 and no objection to the proposed remarking has been received by the Department.

Received and request to be made.

From M A E Douglas with reference to the Councils offer of 9th March 1905 of twenty five pounds for a strip of land in Albert Street for the purpose of widening that thoroughfare and asking if the Council will renew that offer giving the privilege of the right of way to the street from the owners land.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From the Town Clerk Paddington asking this Councils consideration and expression of opinion on the question of entering an emphatic protest against the proposal of the Federal Government to remove the printing of postage stamps from Sydney to Melbourne and thus render necessary the establishment of costly printing works when all the requisite machinery is available in Sydney.  Received.

From Albert C Heness applying for permission to build four cottages in Burren Street.

Received and referred to the Overseer of Works.

From Gray Brothers notifying that they intend to erect a furnace and forge at Mechanic Street and wish to commence without delay.

Received and left in the hands of the Mayor.

From J. Bothe Builder St Davids Road Ashfield applying for permission to the house at 68 Watkin Street according to Plan and specification submitted.

Received and referred to the Overseer of Works.

From W. Mousey forwarding plan and specification of Stables Coach house proposed to be erected on premises corner of Wilson Street and Enmore Road for approval of the Council.

Received and referred to the Overseer of Works.

 

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since 10 December 1907 amounting to £1441.13.1 and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £832.19.0.

The Mayor moved: That the Finance Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

 

The Finance Committee

also reported having considered the scavengers replaced for an increase of their Contract price owing to the high price of fodder and recommending that each be paid 30/-per month in addition to the present contract price and the day carter 10/-per day instead of 9/-from first Proximo to 31st March next.

With regard to George Chandlers application for an increase of salary the Committee recommended that this stand over till the first Finance Committee meeting of the new Council.

The Mayor moved: “That the Finance Committees special report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Hitchcock and carried.

 

The Works Committee

submitted their report dated 20 January with reference to the application from the Civil ambulance for permission to erect a signboard over the foot path at the Newtown branch station 30 Australia Street recommending that the request be not granted.

Received and adopted.

 

The By laws Committee

submitted their report dated 20 January 1908 and recommendations relating to:

1 Draft Ordinances re Hoardings Signs and Advertisements.

2 Ordinances for the Prevention of the erection of any structure of calico or other flammable materials.

3 Revised Ordinances regulating procedure of Council Meetings.

The Mayor moved: “That the By laws Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Hitchcock and carried.

 

The Overseer of Works

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

 

The Inspector of Nuisances

reported amongst other matters the owner of premises numbers 22 to 30 King Street had failed to comply with requirements to have awnings put in good repair as requested in notice served on him on 20th December last and asking authority to enforce same.

Received and the Mayor authorised to take action to compel the owners to comply with the ordinances.

 

This being the business:

the Mayor said that as this is the last meeting under the Old Act he begged to tender his best thanks to his brother Aldermen for the uniform courtesy extended to him during the past year.

Alderman Rigg moved: “That a hearty vote of thanks be accorded to the Mayor for the faithful and efficient manner in which he carried out the onerous duties of his office during the past year.

Seconded by Alderman Smith supported by all the Aldermen and unanimously carried.

Alderman Rigg having conveyed the resolution the Mayor feelingly responded to the kindly appreciation of his fellow Aldermen and whom he afterwards entertained.

 

Confirmed this 11 day of February 1908.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

1907

Tuesday 8th January 1907

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown held in the Town Hall on the above date at 7.30pm.

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Howe) and Aldermen Smith, Hitchcock, Morgan, Rigg, Cox, Elstub, Salmon, Edwards, Ibbotson and Abigail. MinutesThe minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed.

 

Mayor’s Minute

The Mayor submitted a Minute with reference to the dust nuisance caused by the machine sweeper after 11 o’clock at night expressing his pleasure in being able to report that the Overseer of Works (Mr Young) has devised a simple and economical contrivance whereby the streets will be watered and swept the same time without any additional cost of the trial which he witnessed was highly successful.  Attention was directed by the Minutes to the necessity of acquiring a piece of ground centrally situated for storing the Councils plant and as the present accommodation is in adequate.  Alderman Salmon moved: “That the Minute be received and considered in Committee of the Whole Council.”  Meantime that the thanks of the Council be accorded to Mr Young for the good service thus rendered.  Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

 

Correspondence

From the Under Secretary Department of Public Works

1. Advising that the Local Government Act requires municipalities to maintain all roads from 1st January instant.

2. That the Government Printer will in a few days forward copies of the Local Government Act of 1906; and 3

3. Letter advising the powers and functions of existing Municipalities and those which may be acquired.  Received and to be considered when the Act comes to hand.

From Sullivan Brothers applying on the behalf of Mr B Bolton for payment of the amount incurred by him in relaying the floors of his cottage in Fulham Street caused by waters from off the streets.  Received and to be informed that Mr Bolton has been already advised that the Council acknowledges no liability.

From William Taylor Municipal Representative on the Fire Brigades Board advising that the estimates of expenditure for the year 1907 have been adopted and the amount fixed at £47100 as against £44100 last year.  Received and laid upon the table.

From the Department of Public Health forwarding copy report by the Government Analyst upon 14 samples of Milk submitted on 6th instant showing same to be free from adulteration or addition of preservatives.Received.

From C G Hatte asking to be informed if the Council have yet come to any decisions on the question of the electric light and garbage destruction for the Borough.Received and to be informed that the matter is still under consideration and will shortly be dealt with.

From Wormald Brothers forwarding particulars of their Simplex Fire Extinguisher together with one of the Machines for inspection.Received and to be informed that the Council is not in need of one.

From Raine and Horne with reference to the demand for payment of £125 being the second instalment of the contribution towards the formation and making of roads and footways in the Linthorpe Estate stating that the work has not yet been carried out and asking the Councils consideration of their request for an allowance. Received and the writers to be informed that they have not yet performed their part of the agreement by straightening the Lane at the rear of Wilson Street and asking them to do so without further delay.

From W C Clegg and asking if the Council will cooperate in a movement promoted for the purpose of taking steps to recognise the valuable services rendered by Inspector Elliott for the last 15 years in Newtown. Received and the Council’s patronage and assistance to be given.

 

Reports

The Finance Committee reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since 11th of December last amounting to £1032.10.3 and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £685.3.5.The Mayor moved: “That the Finance Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

The Specification Committee in accordance with the resolution passed at the last council meeting reported having prepared and submitted a specification for making the valuation of all rateable property for the year 1907 – 1908 and recommending that in view of the altered circumstances and the necessity for proceeding with the valuation at once Messrs Hoffman and Trahair be appointed valuers for the year 1907 – 1908 at a remuneration of £90 Sterling.  Alderman Smith moved: “That the Committees report be received and adopted and in the event of knot acceptance of the appointment tenders to be immediately invited.” Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

The Borough Treasurersubmitted the usual statement of accounts since last report of 11 December last exhibiting a credit balance of £868.5.0.Received.

The Overseer of Works reported a large number of works carried out under his supervision during the past months and works in progress.Received.

The Inspector of Nuisancesreported that during the past month the Contractors and others under his supervision have carried out their work in a satisfactory manner. With regard to the insanitary condition of premises number 106 Campbell Street the owner had not taken any steps to carry out the necessary work it is recommended that the required steps be taken to obtain a closing order as a preliminary to demolition.Received and adopted.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Ibbotson moved:1 “That it be referred to the Lighting Committee to consider and report upon the advisability of erecting a gas lamp in Alice Avenue and midway between Alice Street and Camden Street.”Seconded by Alderman Abigail and carried. Alderman Elstub moved:2 That the gutter stones in Lands Lane from Regent Street to Gibson Lane be renewed. 28 yards at an estimated cost of £6.Seconded by Alderman Abigail.

Alderman Cox moved as an amendment to refer the matter to the Works Committee.Seconded by Alderman Morgan.The amendment having been put and carried the question as amended was resolved in the affirmative.

In Committee of the WholeThe Council resolved into Committee of the whole with closed doors to consider the Mayor’s Minutes. On resuming the Mayor reported as follows:Your committee having considered the Mayors Minute recommend that the same be received and adopted. Alderman Salmon moved: “That the report from the Committee of the Whole as now read be adopted.”Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

This concluded the business.

Confirmed this 22nd January 1907.

Signed Henry N Howe, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 22nd January 1907

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown held in the Town Hall on the above date at 7.30pm.

Present

The Mayor and a full Council. MinutesThe minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed.

 

Correspondence

From the Council Clerk Borough of Camperdown asking the cooperation of this Council in a deputation to the Ministers for Public Works to urge the connection of the Newtown Tramway with that of Leichhardt via Australia Street.Received and request complied with.

From Sullivan Brothers with District Court Writ for £200 at the instance of Benjamin and Bolton for alleged damage to his property in Fulham Street caused by the overflow of stormwater.Received and writ to be handed to the Councils Solicitor with instructions to defend.

From the Secretary Board of Health advising that the 18 samples of Milk submitted on the 28 ultimo for analysts have been chemically examined with the result that sample number 284 which shows a deficiency of 12 2/3% of fats is such as would support a prosecution and that the vendor of number 272 received a warning.Received and the Mayor authorised to prosecute.

From F G Tuck Inspector of Nuisances applying leave of absence to enable him to obtain rest and change.Received fortnights leave granted and the question of when the leave is to date from left in the hands of the Mayor.

 

Reports

The Works Committeesubmitted their report dated the 14th instant with regard to various matters remitted to them from the Council amongst others the question of acquiring a suitable piece of land for storing the Councils plant and materials.The Mayor moved: “That the Works Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

The Overseer of Works reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress.Received. The Inspector of Nuisances reported that the Contractors and others under his supervision had carried out their work in a satisfactory manner during the past fortnight. Received. Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Rigg moved:1 “That the footpaths in London Street (both sides) be asphalted at an estimated cost of £101.5.0.”Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried. Alderman Smith moved:

2 “That the Council do now proceed in Committee of the Whole to consider the desirability of taking the necessary steps to acquire by application to the Governor the right to exercise the powers and functions previously exercised under the Municipalities Act of 1897 and with the consent of the Council amended the motion by adding after the word whole in the first line the words “with closed doors.”Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

3 “That the Council recommending the appointment of the late Auditors Messrs Marshall and Bull to complete the audit of the books of the Council to 4 February 1907 in terms of Section 184 of the Local Government Act.”At the request of Alderman Cox the mover with the approval of the Council decided to consider this motion in Committee.

The Mayor moved:

4 “That it be referred to the Works Committee to consider and report as to the advisability and cost of building a strong room adjoining the Council Clerk’s room.”Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

The Council resolved into Committee of the Whole. In committee Alderman Smith moved:”That the Council recommend the appointment of the late Auditors Messrs Marshall and Bull to complete the Audit of the Books of the Council to 4th February 1907 in terms of Section 184 of the Local Government Act.” Seconded by Alderman Rigg supported by Alderman Morgan and carried. Alderman Smith’s motion number 2 on the business paper relating to the powers which the Governor may grant without necessity to go through the procedure of Section number 110 of the Local Government Act having been considered.

The Council resumed and the Mayor submitted the following resolution from the Committee viz:”Resolved that this Council asked His Excellency the Governor to confer upon the under Section 4 sub section 5 (g) of the Local Government Act 1906 the following functions which this Council was at the commencement of the Local Government Act 1906 exercising and which are included amongst those which under the said Act the Council of a Municipality may acquire that is to say.”

Part XIII Division 2 Section 109 Sub Section iv 1st The Watering of the streets.

xiv 2nd The collection and destruction of garbage.

xv 3rd The provision and maintenance and management of Public cemeteries.

xvii 4th The provision maintenance and management of public urinals closets and lavatories.

xxiii 5th The regulation and control of theatres dancing saloons building used for public assemblies and places of public amusement or of public resort.

xxx 6th The provision maintenance and management of schools of art reading rooms and mechanics institutes.

xxxiii 7th The regulation(a) of hoardings; and(b) of the posting or painting of bill’s signs or advertisements.

xxxiv 8th The regulation of buildings balconies verandahs or other structures abutting on or extending over any public place and the removal thereof.

xxxviii 9th The suppression of public nuisances caused by the emission discharge or escape of smoke fumes steam oil or oil vapour either separately or any two or more in combination from premises within or partly within the area or by the discharge of waste waters or waste products from any factory or other building in the area.

xl 10th The regulation and supervision of the opening up of streets or roads for the laying pipes construction of tunnels or other purposes and etc.

xliv 11th The suppression of houses of ill fame and disorderly houses.

xlviii 12th The numbering of buildings and the power to compel owners to affix numbers in accordance with the prescribed plan.

Moved by Alderman Smith: “That the foregoing resolution be and is hereby adopted and that the same be made an Order of the Day the confirmation at the next meeting of the Council. Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

This concluded the business and the Council rose. Confirmed this 5th day of February 1907.

Signed Henry N Howe, Mayor.

 

1906

Tuesday 9th January 1906

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

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Edwards) and Aldermen Howe, Elstub, Ibbotson, King, Cox, Smith, Morgan, Abigail, Hitchcock and Salmon.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

From J H Clayton Solicitor with reference to the Perpetual Trustee Company’s application for Certificate of Title in respect of the Grange Estate Wilson Street advising that there is no encroachment shown upon the plan and that the Companies Certificate of Title will issue.  Received.

From the Perpetual Trustee Company Limited in reply to the Council’s enquiry stating that at present they have no power to sell any part of the Grange Wilson Street for the purpose of widening the Street.  Received.

From W Taylor Suburban Representative on the Metropolitan Fire Brigade Board forwarding a detailed statement of the estimated expenditure for the year 1906 in connection with the Fire Brigade Board as adopted.

Received and W Taylor to be thanked for the very full explanation given.

From Miss F E Simpson calling attention to an error in the valuation of her property number 5 Metropolitan Road whereby she has to pay £3.3.9 instead of £2.10.0 and asking that the mistake may be rectified.

Received and the writer to be informed that she should have appealed at the proper time.

From the Honourable Secretary St John’s Ambulance Brigades thanking the Mayor and Aldermen for the free use of the Town Hall for practice drill and etc during the year ended 31st of December 1905 and asking if they will be granted the same favour during the current year.

Received and request granted.

From the Council Clerk St Peters intimating that they have made arrangements whereby they will be enabled to place under offer to this Council a depot situated in the St Peters Park for house refuse for a period of five years at a rental of seventy-five pounds p.a.

Received and referred to the Sanitary Committee for report.

From a number of property owners of Key Street asking that the work of tar metalling the street be proceeded with.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From A H Lockman stating that his claim for a refund of 15/- being amount paid to the Council as rent for the use of the Town Hall on 6th of September last was made on behalf of the Newtown Progress Association of which he is not now the Secretary.  Received.

 

Reports

The Sanitary Committee

submitted their report respecting the alleged and insanitary condition of premises numbers 56 58 and 60 Enmore Road and W B Cottage at rear of number 56 with their recommendations.

Moved by the Mayor that the Sanitary Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

 

The Overseer of Works

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

 

The Inspector of Nuisances

reported that the Contractors and others under his supervision had carried out the various work satisfactorily and that the Occupier of premises number 14 Watkins Street had been summoned and was fined 20/- and 5/- cost of keeping a filthy fowl yard.  Received.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Smith moved:

1 Australia Street from Lennox Street to the Borough of Camperdown boundary be remetalled at an estimated cost of £175 and referred to the Works Committee.

With the consent of the Council the mover amended the motion by adding the words “or tarpaved” after the word “remetalled”.

Seconded by Alderman Abigail and carried.

 

Order of the Day

To open and consider tenders for making the Annual Valuation for the Municipal Year 1906 to 7.

The following tenders were opened in Council and read viz:

Gooden and Bowes                        £80

Clifford and Davis                          £75

Hoffman and Trahair                      £90

Henderson and Dawson                 £65

Palmer Brothers                              £120

The Council went into Committee with closed doors to consider the foregoing and on resuming the Mayor reported as follows:

Your Committee of the Whole Council having considered tenders for making the Annual Valuation for the year 1906 – 1907 recommend that the tender of Messrs Hoffman and Trahair be accepted at £90.

Alderman Smith moved: “That the Committees report as now submitted be and the same is hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Howe and carried.

 

General

Alderman Hitchcock asked that a letter be written to the Deputy Postmaster General asking that a light be placed at the entrance to the Enmore Post Office and the Mayor said that he would cause this to be done.

 

This being the business the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 23rd day of January 1906.

Signed William Edwards, Mayor.

 

Addendum

Alderman Elstub having called attention to the state of the Hatte Fountain and the desirability of having the water laid on again it was resolved on the motion of Alderman Morgan that the necessary repairs to the fountain be left in the hands of the Mayor.

Signed William Edwards, Mayor.

23rd of January 1906.

 

Monday 22nd January 1906

 

Revision Court

In accordance with the provisions of the Municipalities Act of 1897 an Open Court for the purpose of revising the Municipal Lists of persons supposed to be entitled to be enrolled on the Municipal Roles for the ensuing year was held in the Town Hall on the above date at 7.30pm.

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Edwards) and Aldermen Ibbotson, Morgan, Abigail, Howe, King, Elstub and Hitchcock.

 

The Mayor having declared the Court open for the revision of the Municipal Lists and intimated that there were no claims nor objections the Council Clerk laid upon the table the Lists for the Enmore, Camden, Kingston and O’Connell Wards.

 

Resolved: the Enmore, Camden, Kingston and O’Connell Wards lists be the Electoral Roles that the said Wards for the Municipal year 1906 – 1907.

 

The Mayor then in open court signed his name to the every page and also signed the Certificate at the end of each list in accordance with the requirements of Section 64 of the Municipalities Act of 1897.

 

This terminated the proceedings and the Court rose.

 

Confirmed this 23rd day of January 1906.

Signed William Edwards, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 23rd January 1906

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

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Edwards) and Aldermen Rigg, Salmon, how, Ibbotson, Cox, Morgan, Smith, Hitchcock, Elstub and Abigail.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

from the Secretary Metropolitan Fire Brigades Board forwarding statement of the estimated expenditure of the Board for the current year together with a Memo of the sum now due by the Council amounting to £123.17.2 that the first quarter or £5.0.3 in excess of the quarterly payments last year.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From D J McCauley offering a site situated on the West side of Shea’s Creek and on the southern side of Ricketty Street for a garbage tip for the sum of £50 per annum.

Received and referred to the Sanitary Committee.

From Henry Tasker offering a site situated alongside of Coward Street North Botany for a garbage tip for the sum of £26 per annum.

Received and referred to the Sanitary Committee.

From the Secretary Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage in reply to Councils request of 22nd of December last and asking that the lines of sewers and mains to be laid in the Linthorpe Estate might be indicated prior to the formation of the streets in order that permanent levels may be determined stating that it is premature to say where any sewers will be laid as no houses are yet erected on the estate.

Received and the Mayor to interview the Boards responsible Officers.

From the Under Secretary for Finance and Trade stating that it has been found that claims against the Government for subsidy are occasionally improperly inflated through inclusion among “Subscriptions” of receipts which are not bona fide subscriptions and cautioning all public bodies that if these improper practices are discovered action may be taken to permanently withdraw the subsidy.  Received.

From the British Imperial Oil Company Limited directing attention to the question of street joining the dual purpose of dust laying and consolidating the streets.

Received and referred to the Works Committee with the view of ascertaining the cost.

From the Secretary Newtown Brass Band asking the Councils assistance in providing a suitable room in which to hold its practice twice a week.

Received and the free use of the Hall granted to members only twice a week for practice except when the hall was engaged for public purposes under tariff conditions.

From A A Cawley Secretary Marrickville Bowling and Recreation Club inviting the Mayor Aldermen and Officers of this Council to the Official opening of the Green on Friday 26th of January at 3pm.

Received and as many as can to attend.

From Messrs Joseph Bailey A H Lockman H May W H Goddard and others requesting the Mayor to call a public meeting for the purpose of making arrangements to give Mr John Graham Station Officer in charge of the Newtown Branch of the MFB a fitting sendoff prior to his departure from the District.

Received and left in the hands of the Mayor.

 

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation amounting to £1283.9.3 and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £170.17.6.

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

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

 

The Works Committee

submitted their report with their recommendations respecting various matters remitted to them from the Council.

Moved by the Mayor: the Works Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

 

The Borough Treasurer

submitted the usual statement of accounts since last report of 28th November 1905 as follows:

Bank Balance per last statement                                 £464.10.4

Deposits                                                                        1276.15.2

To Cheques issued                          £1238.1.9

To Bank Balance Cr                          499.13.3

By Cheques Outstanding               5.9.6

£1,737.15.0        1,737.15.0

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 Inspector of Nuisances

reported that the Contractors and others under his charge had carried out their various works in a satisfactory manner and also that on three occasions lately some persons had stolen portions of the Copper sparge pipes from the public convenience on the Bridge and asking that the necessary authority to carry out the required repairs.

Received and adopted and the words “Newtown Borough” impressed in the new pipes.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Hitchcock moved:

1 “That it be referred to the Works Committee to consider the advisability of taking up the pipes at the intersection of Cambridge and Cavendish streets and substituting an open trachyte crossing.”

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

 

General Business

Alderman Ibbotson called attention to the need of better facilities for loading goods at the Newtown Goods Railway Station and asked that a letter be sent to the Railway Commissioners asking them to make better provision and a communication to the Members of the District asking them to support the Council in this matter.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

The Mayor having invited the Aldermen into his room the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 20th day of February 1906.

Signed William Edwards, Mayor.

 

 

1905

Tuesday 10th January 1905


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

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Salmon) and Aldermen Smith, Archibald, Elstub, Ibbotson, Edwards, King, Abigail, Howe and Morgan.

The Council Clerk apologised for the absence of Alderman Rigg.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

From the Secretary Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage intimating that from and after 1 January 1905 no water would be supplied free of charge for the purpose of wood block washing or street watering but water may be drawn through a metered stand pipe which can be hired and water supply at the approved charge of 10/-p.a. the Council to be responsible for all the repairs.  Received.

From the Secretary Commissioners for Railways in reply to a letter from the Council with reference to the proposal to erect a shelter for the Tram starter in front of Mr Fay’s Hotel Enmore Road stating that the Council’s suggestion to remove tram terminus to Stanmore Road has had the consideration but that the Commissioners regret that they cannot see their way to remove the terminus as desired as there is good shelter for intending passengers under the awnings at the present site the use of which would be lost if the terminus were extended as proposed.

Received and consent to erect shelter as proposed by the Railway Commissioners granted on permissive occupancy and the erection of the shelter to be subject to the supervision of the Overseer of Works.

From the Secretary Fire Brigades Board covering statement of the estimated Expenditure of the Board for the current year and the pro rata apportionment of the contributions of the Municipalities together with a memo of the sum now due by this Council amounting to £118.16.11.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From W Taylor Municipal Representative on the Fire Brigades Board intimating that the estimates of expenditure for the maintenance of the Fire Brigades Board for the year 1905 have been adopted and the levy fixed at the sum of £42,900.

Received and laid upon the table.

From Charles Cousins asking the free use of the Town Hall for a public meeting to be held for the purpose of rendering relief to the unfortunate sufferers by the recent bushfires and asking the Mayor to take the chair.

Received and request complied with.

From J H Williams offering the free use of the (Trocadero) Hall for any kind of entertainment which the Council may be disposed to promote in aid of those who have suffered by the late disastrous fires.

Received and if required offer accepted with thanks.

From Daniel McCauley intimating that he has leased the resumed area of swamp situate on the eastern side of Sheas Creek and the southern side of Ricketty Street and offering the same for a Tip for the household Rubbish and etc collected in the this Borough for the sum of seventy-five pounds (£75).

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

 

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since 29th of November 04 amounting to £1379.3.1 and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £324.18.9.

The Mayor moved: “That the Finance Committees report be and the same is here by adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

 

The Specification Committee

reported having prepared specifications of duties of the office of Assistant Inspector of Nuisances and submitting same for adoption by the Council.

The specification having been read the Mayor moved: “That the specification Committee’s report and specification be and the same are hereby adopted and that tenders be invited and considered at next meeting of the Council.”

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

 

The Borough Treasurer

submitted his usual statement of accounts since last report of 29th of November as follows:

To Bank balance per last statement        £73.2.8

Cheques issued                                           1379.3.1

By Deposit                                                                   837.13.1

By Bank balance          Dr                        614.12.8

£1452.5.9  1452.15.9

Received.

 

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the past four weeks and works in hand.  Received.

 

The Inspector of Nuisances

reported that the various contractors under his supervision had carried out their work in a satisfactory manner.  Received.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

The Mayor moved:

1 “That the Council do now proceed to appoint an Alderman as Returning Officer for the election of Aldermen and Auditors to be holden on the first Tuesday in February next.”

Seconded by Alderman Howe and carried.

 

Alderman Howe moved: “That Alderman Ibbotson be the Returning Officer.”  Seconded by Alderman Morgan.

Alderman Ibbotson having declined the position Alderman Elstub moved: “That Alderman Smith be the Returning Officer.”

Seconded by Alderman Abigail and carried.

 

Alderman Smith returned thanks and the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 24 day of January 1905.

Signed J M Salmon, Mayor.

 

 

Monday 23rd January 1905

 

Revision Court

In accordance with the provisions of the Municipalities Act of 1897 an Open Court for the purpose of revising the Municipal Lists of persons supposed to be entitled to be enrolled on the Municipal Role for the ensuing year was held in the Town Hall on the above date at 7:30pm.

 

Present

The Mayor and a full Council.

 

The Mayor declared the Court open for the revision of the Municipal Lists and the Council Clerk provided and laid upon the table lists for the Enmore Camden Kingston and O’Connell Wards and also list of persons claiming to have their names inserted in the Camden Role as follows:

692/Gentle Stanley Owner Land Lots 9 and 10 See B Holmwood Street £8                                                                  1 Vote

748/9 Gentle Emanuel James Owner Land Lots 37 and 38 See B

Holmwood Street £35                                                          2 Vote

845/Morgan H T and William M

Trustees of M A Holding Deceased Owners Cottage Holdingsby

Pearl Street £29                                                                     2 Vote

There being no objections the Court directed that the names of Stanley Gentle Emanuel James Gentle and Harold Thomas and William Mark Morgan be inserted in the Camden Ward Role which was recorded on the done.

 

Resolved: That the Enmore Camden Kingston and O’Connell Wards lists as now revised be the Electoral Roles for the said wards for the municipal year 1905 – 1906.

 

The Mayor then in Open Court wrote his initials against the names inserted as above signed his name to every page and also signed the certificate at the end of each list in accordance with Section 64 of the Municipalities Act of 1897.

 

This terminated the proceedings and the Court rose.

 

Confirmed this 24 day of January 1905.

Signed J M Salmon, Mayor.

 

 

Tuesday 24th January 1905


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

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Salmon) and Aldermen Smith, Rigg, Elstub, Archibald, Hitchcock, Abigail, King, Howe, Ibbotson, Edwards and Morgan.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

From the Secretary Board of Health intimating that if the following resolutions are accepted by formal resolution of the Council the Board will consider the question of recommending the Honourable the Chief Secretary to pay a moiety of the salary of a Sanitary Inspector viz:

That the candidates elected be qualified and be approved by the Board.

That he be not removable except with the consent of the Board.

That he be wholly employed on sanitary work within the Municipal District of Newtown.

That he receive a salary not exceeding £3 per week.

Received.

From S J Douglas accepting the council’s offer of £25 for a strip of land in Albert Street for the purpose of widening the street subject to the Council erecting fence and gate on the new alignment and allowing the right of way to the Street from their land.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From (T F England) England and Robbards on the behalf of the Reverend T F Potts owner of premises number 131 King Street asking the Council to pass a resolution with reference to said premises similar to the one passed in previous cases and particularly in the case of Thomas Bartlett relative to the property forming the junction of Lord Street with King Street on 4th December 1890 approving of the present alignment.

Received and request not to be complied with.

From the Secretary Board of Health (2) advising that 30 samples of milk submitted by the Inspector on the 17th and 20th instant have been chemically examined by the Government Analyst who reports that chemical evidence in respect of 17 samples is such as would support a prosecution if undertaken.

Received and the Inspector or authorised to prosecute.

 

Reports

The Overseer of Works

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

 

The Inspector of Nuisances

amongst other matters reported having purchased 30 samples of milk from various milk carters and vendors trading throughout the Borough and as a very large percentage of them have approved to be adulterated asking authority to prosecute.  Received and adopted.

 

The Works Committee

submitted their report dated 24th of January with reference to several matters referred to them from the Council.

The Mayor moved: “That the Works Committees report as now read be and the same is here by adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Hitchcock and carried.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

The Mayor moved:

1 “That Frederick Grant Tuck Inspector of Nuisances be and is hereby appointed Sanitary Inspector to be employed in executing the provisions of the Public Health Act 1902 in this Borough in terms of the conditions set forth in the letter from the Board of Health dated 21st December 1904.”

Seconded by Alderman King and carried.

 

Order of the Day

To open and consider applications for the position of Assistant Inspector of Nuisances.

Alderman Smith moved: “That the Council do now resolve itself into Committee of the Whole with closed doors for the purpose of opening and considering applications for the position of Assistant Inspector of Nuisances.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

In committee the applications (of which there were 113) and testimonials were considered and on the Council resuming the Mayor brought up the following report:

“Your Committee having considered the applications for the position of Assistance Inspector of Nuisances recommend that Robert Beard be appointed to the office at a salary of one hundred and four pounds (£104) payable weekly in accordance with the specification already adopted.”

The Mayor moved: “That the report of the Committee of the Whole now read be and the same is here by adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

This concluded the business and the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 14th day of February 1905.

Signed William Edward, Mayor.

 

 

Newtown Sesquicentenary Events

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NEWTOWN Proclamation Day

Wednesday 12 December 2012
Program for Newtown Library

 

Morning Session: 10am to 12.30pm

  • Free children’s colouring-in book on ‘NEWTOWN’ by Maggie Stein.

Collect 10am – 4pm from staff @ circulation desk –

 IT Workshop – Learn how to use CoS library & historical databases & websites as a research tool with Librarian Jeff Cruz.  Take visual tour of “The Newtown Project” site with Archivist Naomi Crago.

10am -12.30pm in the gallery–

 

Lunch-time Concert: 1pm-2pm

  • Salvation Army Band at front door entrance

 

Afternoon Session: 2pm to 4pm

  • Launch ‘Newtown Walk’ – 2pm to 3pm in Courtyard

 

Evening Session:  6pm to 7pm

  • Author Talk – 6pm to pm in library gallery.  A panel discussion by 3 local authors on being a ‘Newtonian’

 

Free give-aways at library:

  • Free library bag or book (50 of each) with new or renewal memberships from staff at circulation desk
  • Free Newtown Heritage Map, walking brochures, postcards and bookmarks from info stall in courtyard –
  • Free pre-love Newtown library books in courtyard

1903

Tuesday 13th January 1903

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall on the above date at 7:30pm.

PRESENT

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Elstub, Ibbotson, Salmon, King, Jones, Rigg, Howe and Smith Archibald.
The Mayor apologised for the unavoidable absence of Alderman Fallick.

MINUTES

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

CORRESPONDENCE

From the Fire Brigades Board forwarding Statement of the estimated Expenditure of the Board for the current year and of the pro rata apportionment of the Contributions of the Municipalities contributing under the provisions of the “Fire Brigades Act of 1902” together with a memo of the sum now due by this Council amounting to £122.8.3 for the first quarter as against £81.5.7 for the corresponding quarter of last year.  Received.
From W Taylor Representation of Suburban Municipalities on the Fire Brigade Board intimating that the contribution to the Fire Brigades Board for the current year has been fixed at £45450 as against £30600 last year so that there is an increase of £14850 or roughly speaking the increase amounts to 50%.  Received.
From the Leichhardt Borough Council embodying the following resolution viz: “That the Councils of the Metropolitan area be written to asking the cooperation in an effort to obtain some alteration to the “Fire Brigades Act” limiting their power to increase the amount of contribution demanded from Municipalities.”  Received and cooperation granted but are limited to the word “Act” all words following being omitted.
From Michael Rowhan asking the Council to refund a sum of three pounds being amount of deposit with tender for scavenging the Camden Ward which contract he found himself unable to take up some three years ago and consequently forfeited the deposit referred to.  Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

REPORTS

The Overseer of Works
reported various works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress.  Received.

The Inspector of Nuisances
reported that the Contractors for sweeping the wood blocks and cleaning the Enmore Kingston and O’Connell Wards are carrying out their work in an efficient manner that the Camden Ward contractor is again neglecting the gutters more particularly Lord John May and Maria Streets.  Report received and was resolved that a fine of £2 be imposed on the Contractor for Camden Ward.

Motion Pursuant to Notice
Alderman Rigg moved:
1 “That it be referred to the Works Committee to consider the necessity and cost of kerbing and tarpaving Wilford Lane from Wilford Street to Station Street or otherwise deal with the same.”  Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

To consider Mr John Nottle’s offer of four feet of ground at £5 per foot for drainage purposes.  The Mayor reported that
Mr Nottle had called upon the Council Clerk and expressed his willingness to transfer the strip of land unreservedly.  The Mayor said that he would have a conveyance prepared and asked Alderman Archibald to put a resolution on the business paper of the next meeting to cover the cost of the land.

This being the business the Council rose.
Confirmed this 27th day of January 1903.
Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

Thursday 22nd January 1903

REVISION COURT

In accordance with the provisions of the Municipalities Act of 1897 an Open Court for the purpose of revising the Municipal Lists of persons supposed to be entitled to be enrolled on the Municipal Role for the ensuing Municipal Year was held at the Town Hall on the above date at 7:30pm.

PRESENT

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan presiding) and Aldermen Smith, Fallick, Elstub, Jones, King, Howe, Abigail and Archibald also the Council Clerk.  The Mayor apologised for the absence of Aldermen Ibbotson and Salmon.
The Mayor declared the Court open for the Revision of the Municipal Lists and the Council Clerk produced and laid upon the table Lists for the Enmore Camden Kingston and O’Connell Wards and also the lists of claims of persons to have their names inserted on the Kingston and O’Connell and Camden Wards as follows:
Kingston Ward
Francis Victor Flannigan Occupier House and Shop 315 – 317 King Street £252 4 votes.  Allowed
 O’Connell Ward
Frederick William Hartley Lessee House and Shop 208 King Street £117 3 votes.  Allowed.
Camden Ward
John Archibald Owner Lots 22/3/24/Wells Street £5 1 vote.
Qualification already on roll and application lapsed.
The Court having after due examinations satisfied itself that Messrs Flannigan and Hartley were entitled to be enrolled ordered their names to be inserted in Alphabetical order on the Kingston and O’Connell wards respectively.  Names inserted accordingly.
Resolved that the Enmore Camden Kingston and O’Connell Wards lists as now revised be the Electoral Roles for the said Wards for the Municipal Year 1903 – 1904.
The Mayor then in Open Court wrote his initials against the names inserted signed his name to every page and also signed the certificates at the end of each list in accordance with section 64 of the Municipalities Act of 1897.

This terminated the proceedings and the Court rose.

Confirmed this 27th day of January 1903.
Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 27th of January 1903

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown held at the Town Hall on the above date at 7:30pm.

PRESENT

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Smith, Fallick, King, Howe, Ibbotson, Salmon, Elstub, Jones, Archibald, and Abigail.

MINUTES

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

CORRESPONDENCE

From E A Stevens Honourable Secretary Newtown Brass Band asking if the Council would favourably consider the advisability of extending the balcony of the Town Hall Newtown to accommodate 30 bandsmen thus enabling the Band to render music at frequent periods for the benefit of the public.  Received and referred to the Finance Committee.
From E Murphy calling attention to the bad state of Station Street for want of repair.  Received and referred to the Works Committee.
From James Stevenson Contractor for scavenging the Enmore Ward protesting against the fine of 10/- imposed for tipping sweepings in a paddock off the Ricketty Street St Peters and stating that he did so at the request of the occupier of the premises Mrs Archibald Beacom.  Received.
From Joseph Megson stating that he has been requested by the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage to connect a piece of land now used as a wood and coal yard and asking if the Council will permit him to let the matter stand over for a few months when the lease will expire and it is proposed to rebuild on the land situated at 91 Gowrie Street Newtown.  Received and referred to the Inspector for report and if not unfavourable the Mayor authorised to sign request.
From Charles Wendt offering to contribute one third the cost towards asphalting the footpath in front of his property corner of Pemell and Reiby Streets provided the work is carried out at once.  Received and request complied with.

REPORTS

The Finance Committee
reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since 13th December amounting to £367.10.6 and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £843.6.10.  Moved by the Mayor seconded by Alderman Smith and carried “That the Finance Committee’s report as now read be and the same is here by adopted.”

The Borough Treasurer
submitted the usual statement of accounts since last report of
30 December 1903 as follows:
Balance per last statement  Cr   £347.9.9
Deposits during month       293.10.1
Cheques issued during month £367.10.6
Balance Cr at date     273.9.4
      £640.19.10  £640.19.10 
Received.

The Overseer of Works
reported various works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works put in hand and being carried out.  Received.

The Inspector of Nuisances
reported that the Contractors for scavenging the various wards are carrying out the work in any efficient manner and that several days were occupied in making the annual inspection of the Milk Vendors premises by the Inspector from the Board of Health who will forward a report in due course.  Report received.

MOTIONS PURSUANT TO NOTICE

Alderman King moved:
1 “That the gutter stones at the intersection with Stephen and Isabella Streets be renewed and the carriageway repaired where required at an estimated cost of £4.”  Seconded by Alderman Howe and carried.

Alderman Ibbotson moved:
2 “That 93 yards of first class asphalt be laid at the corner of Reiby and Pemell Streets at an estimated cost of £9.10.0.”  Seconded by Alderman Fallick and carried.
3 “That 2 gas lamps be placed one at each end of Pemell Lane at a cost of £4 for each per annum and referred to the Lighting Committee for report.”  Seconded by Alderman Fallick and carried.

Alderman Archibald moved:
4 “That the sum of £20 be appropriated for the purchase of four feet of land in Maria Street (from John Nottle) for drainage purposes.”  Seconded by Alderman Jones and carried.
5 “That Union Street from Knight Street to Munni Street be metalled and ballasted where necessary at an estimated cost of £135 and that the Erskineville Council be asked to contribute their share of the cost.”
The mover having consented to the omission of all the words after £135 and the insertion of “conditionally on the Erskineville Councils agreeing to pay their share of the cost” the motion as amended was seconded by Alderman Jones and carried.
6 “That the Works Committee be requested to visit the footpath in King Street between Holmwood and Dickson Streets for the purpose of submitting to the Council at its next meeting a scheme to prevent the nuisance caused by the soil from the vacant land being deposited on the said footpath.”  Seconded by Alderman Jones and carried.

GENERAL BUSINESS

Resolved on the motion of the Mayor “that the Corporate Seal of the Council be affixed to the Junior Clerk Thomas A. Testers Indenture.”
The Mayor reported that with Aldermen Smith and Abigail he attended a meeting of Municipal representatives to consider the steps that should be taken in connection with the increase in the Fire Brigades rate.  The meeting appointed delegates from each Council with the object of holding a meeting later on and subsequently reporting the result.

The Finance Committee
submitted a special report with reference to a letter from Michael Rowhan asking for a refund of three pounds amount of deposit lodged with tender for scavenging the Camden Ward three years recommending that as Mr Rowhan refused to take up the contract and considering the time that has elapsed and the circumstance the question be not reopened.  Received and adopted.

This concluded the business and the Council rose.
Confirmed this 17th day of February 1903.
Signed JM Salmon, Mayor.

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1902

14th January 1902

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown held at the Town Hall on Tuesday the 14th January 1902 at 7:30 p.m.

PRESENT

The Mayor (Alderman Salmon) and Aldermen Dolman, Smith, Howe, Ibbotson, Elstub, Cox, King, Jones, Rigg and Crozier.

MINUTES

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

CORRESPONDENCE

From the Municipal Council of St Peters submitting a proposal for the consideration of this Council to effect repairs to May Street at a cost of £150 the half to be borne by each and the work to be carried out by the St Peters Council.  Received and referred to the Works Committee for consideration and report.
From John Archibald drawing attention to the state of the carriageway in front of his house in Edgeware Road.  Received and referred to the Works Committee.
From Borough Council of Randwick asking the cooperation of this Council in an endeavour to have the powers of the Fire Brigade Board Limited by Act of Parliament to prevent any additional company without the consent of the City Council and the majority of Suburban Councils.  Received and co-operation granted.
From the Union Bank of Australasia Limited with reference to overdue rates on lots 7/8 Trafalgar Street amounting to £7.10.0 and offering the Council £2.5.0 equal to six years rates from 1896.  Received.
Alderman W. Taylor Municipal Representative on the Fire Brigades Board detailing the preceding at a recent conference of the Municipal Representatives on the Fire Brigades Act wherein it is stated that they must of necessity be a considerable increase in the contribution levied for the maintenance of the Fire System in the future and the object of the conference was to get an expression of opinion as to whether the Municipalities were content to go on paying their share of the contribution in the proportion at present existing: The resolution proposed and carried being as follows: “That this conference does not recommend any alteration in the existing method of raising revenue for the maintenance of the Fire Brigades System.”  This Council is asked to say if it is in accord with the decision of the conference.  Alderman Rigg moved: “That as an expression of opinion from this Council the Municipalities be relieved from contributing.”  Seconded by Alderman King and carried.
From the Board of Health intimating that a communication has been received in the Department from Mr N. Hansen 83 Gowrie Street (and 50 others) complaining of a nuisance in Angel Street and Lane at the back of Gowrie Street caused by drainage from Abels factory.  Received and the Inspector to report.
From the Borough Council of Leichhardt embodying copy of a resolution adopted by that Council viz:
“That a Conference of Aldermen be convened to consider and suggest Amendments to the proposed Amended Municipalities Act with a view to securing a Bill more in keeping with present requirements.”  Received.
From the Electrical Engineer NSW Government Railways and Tramways with reference to the necessity of laying underground cables along Forbes and Wilson Streets forwarding detailed plans and stating that the Contractors trenching will be commencing work in a few weeks.  Received and a letter to be sent protesting against the route and suggesting that the cable be taken by way of Railway Property from Forbes Street.
From George O’Young making application for a strip of kerb and gutter to be laid in front of two new houses in Raper Street (Josiah Perry of Sydney) Owner.  Received and request granted.

REPORTS

Finance Committee
reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since the 3rd of December 1901 amounting to £1041.9.1 and recommending accounts passed by the Committee of payment amounting to £339.11.10.  The Mayor moved: “that the Finance Committee’s report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.  Seconded by Alderman Dolman and carried.

The Works Committee
submitted the report dated 9th of January dealing among other things with the application from the Borough Council of Redfern for permission to erect poles along Wilson Street and Erskineville Road and the Marrickville Councils expenditure on the Edgeware Road amounting to £299.17.7.
Moved by the Mayor: “That the Works Committee’s report as read together with the amendment to recommendations respecting the erection of the electric poles be and the same is hereby adopted.”  Seconded by Alderman Howe and carried.

The Specification Committee
reported as follows: “Your Committee in compliance with the resolution passed at the last meeting of the Council considered and prepared the specification herewith present for making the annual valuation of all rateable property within the Borough for the Municipal Year 1902 – 1903 and now recommend the same for adoption.  Further recommend that the sum of £75 (say seventy five pounds sterling) be paid for making the said valuation and applications invited from two competent persons conjointly such applications to be opened and considered at next Ordinary meeting of the Council.”
Moved by the Mayor: “That the Committee’s report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”  Seconded by Alderman Howe and carried.

The Acting Borough Treasurer
submitted the usual statement of Accounts since last report of 3rd December 1901 as follows:
Balance her last statement: Cr £823.17.10
Deposits   £373.0.5
Cheques issued   1041.9.1
Balance at Credit 14th January 155.9.2
Received.
At this stage the Mayor stated that he had another engagement and asked to be excused whereupon Alderman Smith occupied the chair for the remainder of the sitting.

The Overseer of Works
reported a number various works carried out (by him) under his supervision during the past four weeks.  Received.

The Inspector of Nuisances
in his report stated that a closing order had been obtained and a copy served upon the owner and occupier of 171 Lord Street.  Alderman Jones complained of the manner in which the Contractor was doing his work in the lower end of Camden Ward.  Received and the Inspector to see that the sweeping of the gutters is better attended to.

MOTIONS PURSUANT TO NOTICE

Alderman Crozier moved:
1 “That 22 yards of kerbing and 140 yards of tarpaving be laid in Australia Street East side from present kerbing to the Camperdown boundary at an estimated cost of £24.10.0 and same referred to the Works Committee.” Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.
2 “That 77 yards of tarpaving in front of numbers 2 to 12 Australia Street be renewed at an estimated cost of £7.10.0.”

Alderman Howe moved:
3 “That 45 yards of gutterstones between numbers 37 and 47 Horden St be renewed at an estimated cost of £9.”

Alderman Ibbotson moved:
4 That 60 yards of trachyte kerb and 317 yards of tarpaving be laid in Crescent Street at an estimated cost of £59.  Seconded by Alderman Dolman and carried.

MISCELLANEOUS

Alderman Howe called attention to the useless fountain which is only an obstruction on the footpath in front of Mr Cole’s premises Wilson Street and moved “that it be removed to the right-hand corner of Burren Street at its intersection with Wilson Street and repaired as recommended by the Works Committee on 3 April 1901.” Seconded by Alderman King and carried.

Alderman Cox’s Retirement
Alderman Cox intimated that it was not his intention to seek re-election to the Council and took the opportunity of thanking his brother Aldermen for the kindness with which they had always treated him.  He might in the course of 12 months again seek the sufferages of the ratepayers.  Alderman Rigg moved: “that a cordial vote of thanks be accorded to Alderman Cox for his long and valuable services and same conveyed to him by letter under seal.  Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson supported by all the Aldermen present and unanimously carried.

This was the business and the Council rose.
Confirmed this 28 day of January 1902.
Signed J. M. Salmon, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 21st January 1902

REVISION COURT

In accordance with the provisions of the Municipalities Act of 1897 and Open Court for the purpose of revising the Municipal Lists of persons supposed to be entitled to be enrolled on the Municipal Role for the ensuing municipal year was held at the Town Hall on the above date at 7:30 p.m.

PRESENT

The Mayor (Alderman Salmon Presiding) and Aldermen Morgan, Howe, Elstub, Jones, King, Dolman, Ibbotson, Smith also the Council Clerk and the Valuers Messrs Hoffman and Nugent.  The Mayor apologised for the absence of Aldermen Crozier and Rigg.
The Mayor declared the court open for the revision of the Municipal Lists and the Council at Clerk produced and laid upon the table Lists for the Enmore Camden Kingston and O’Connell also Lists of claims to have names inserted on the Camden and Kingston Wards as follows:

Kingston Ward
Williams Henry Owner 4 Houses Regent Street £65 2 Votes
Rigney A.B. Owner Lots 55 to 66 Robert Street £30 2 Votes
Abigail A.C. Owner House 62 Denison Street £16 1 Votes
Abigail E.R. Owner House Baltic Street £47 2 Votes
Abigail E.R. Owner Land Baltic Street £8 2 Votes

Camden Ward
Archibald John Owner Lots 8/10 Wells Street £15 1 Votes
Archibald John Owner Lot 31 Wells Street £7 1 Vote
Chesney Chas Alfred Owner House 320 Edgeware Rd £45 2 Votes
Messrs Page Williams and E. R. Abigail when called upon answered to their names and having been duly sworn and examined satisfy the Court that they were entitled to be enrolled and their names were accordingly inserted in alphabetical order on the Kingston Ward list.
Mr Rigney not answering to his name when called upon his claim lapsed.
A.C. Abigail on being called upon answered but as he could not establish his qualification as either Occupier lessee or Owner  the Court rejected his claim.
Messrs John Archibald and Charles Alfred Chesney having been called and put on oath satisfied the Court after examination that they were entitled to be enrolled ordered their names to be inserted in alphabetical order on the Camden Ward list.
Names inserted accordingly.
Resolved on the motions of Aldermen Smith, Morgan, King and Ibbotson: “That the Kingston Camden O’Connell and Enmore Wards Lists respectively as now revised be the Electoral Roles for the said Wards for the Municipal Year 1902-1903.”
The Mayor then in Open Court wrote his initials against the names inserted signed his name to every page and also signed the Certificate at the end of each List in accordance with Section 64 of the Municipalities Act of 1897.

This terminated the proceedings and the Court rose.
Confirmed this 28th day of January 1902.
Signed J. M. Salmon, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 28th January 1902

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown held at the Town Hall on the above date at 7:30 p.m.

PRESENT

The Mayor (Alderman Salmon) and Aldermen Dolman, Morgan, Howe, King, Jones, Elstub, Rigg, Crozier, Ibbotson and Smith.

MINTUES

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

CORRESPONDENCE

Letter from the Postmaster General in reply to Council’s letter dated the 20th of November last respecting the illumination at night of the turret clock at the Newtown Post and Telegraph office stating that the Postmaster General has decided that it is not the function of the Post Office to provide public clocks or to light those that have been provided unless such clocks were so lighted at the expense of the Department prior to its transfer to the Commonwealth.  Received and to urge for better light.
From the Electoral Engineer NSW Government Railways and Tramways in reply to a letter from the Council suggesting that the cables now being laid by the Commissioners be taken from Forbes Street direct onto the Railway property along to the Tram Shed stating that in view of the opinion now expressed further enquiry shall be made with the view of following the route favoured by the Council if possible.  Received.
From the Borough Councils of Erskineville Camperdown and City of Sydney in answer to this Council’s communication asking cooperation to urge the Minister for Lands to erect a Rotunda in Victoria Park the two first named Councils agreeing to co-operate.  Received.
From M. J. McGuinn Solicitor Sydney stating that he has been consulted by a Mr L. A. Smith of Newtown and Mrs Ada Smith his wife with reference to certain injuries of a serious nature sustained by Mrs Smith in King Street Newtown on the footway immediately in front of number 318 on 21st of December last and asking if the Council is willing to consult with reference to terms of compensation or otherwise the name of a solicitor who will accept service.  Received.
From the Under – Secretary Department of Lands forwarding a return showing what streets in the Borough of Newtown have been aligned and the dates of proclamation of such alignment.  Received and laid upon the table. 
From the Marrickville Borough Council with reference to repairs to Edgeware Road stating that it was understood that the work at present carried out would be all that would be necessary at present but if this Council requires further improvements to be made clear Works Committee would be pleased to hold a conference with reference thereto.  Received and referred to the works Committee.
From J. Heydon Cardew Alderman Burwood intimating that he is a candidate for the position of Municipal Representative on the Board of Water Supply and Sewerage.  Received.
From the Account Branch Department of Public Works advising that a voucher for £32.19.9 for tarpaving that portion of Australia Street has been forwarded to the Treasury for payment.  Received.
From the Secretary Department of Public Health advising that the convenience of residence of the Eastern and Western Suburbs depots for receiving rats will be established at Woollahra Quarry Point Piper Road Paddington and the Council Chambers Ashfield.  Received.
From the Fire Brigades Board forwarding Statement of the estimated Expenditure of the Board for the current year and of the pro rata apportionment of the Contributions of the Municipalities contributing under the provisions of the Fire Brigades Act of 1884 together with a memo of the sum now due by this Council amounting to £81.5.8.  Received.
From the Honourable Secretary Newtown Workman’s Institute asking the free use of the Town Hall for a benefit Concert in aid of the Institute’s Liberian who has had the misfortune to lose his right arm.  Received and request granted.

REPORTS

The Overseer of Works
reported a number of various classes of work completed and put in hand during the past fortnight.  Received.

The Inspector of Nuisances
reported that the Contractors under his supervision were carrying out their work in a satisfactory manner.  And that with regard to the closing order made and served upon the Owner of dwelling house number 171 Lord Street the terms of the said order have not yet been obeyed.  Resolved (1) “That the Inspectors report be received and concerning that portion of it dealing with number 171 Lord Street that as the necessary steps have not been taken to render the premises fit for human habitation this Council as the Local Authority deems it expedient to order the demolition of the house in accordance with Section 39 Sub section (1) of the Public Health Act of 1896.” (II) “That a copy of the foregoing be served upon the owner of the house in question in accordance with Sub section II of Section 39 specifying Tuesday the 25th day of February proximo in the Town Hall Newtown at 8:00 p.m. as the time and place for further consideration of the resolution when such owner may attend and state his objection to the demolition.”

ORDERS OF THE DAY

To open and consider applications for the position of Valuers.  The applications having been opened and the names of the applicants were read out Alderman Smith moved: “that the Council do now resolve into Committee of the Whole to consider the applications.”  Seconded by Alderman King and carried.
In Committee the qualifications and testimonials of the applicants were considered and on resuming the Mayor brought up the following report.  “Your Committee having considered the applications for the position of Valuers will recommend that Messrs Frederick Hoffman and John Nugent be appointed.”
Alderman Smith moved: That the report of the committee of the Whole now read be and the same is hereby adopted.  Seconded by Alderman King and carried.

This being the business the Mayor invited the Alderman and Officers to partake of some refreshments downstairs.

Confirmed this 18th day of February 1902.
Signed Harold T. Morgan, Mayor. 

 

1904

 

Wednesday 27th January 1904

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

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Salmon) and Aldermen Smith, Elstub, King, Jones, Fallick, Archibald, Rigg, Abigail, Ibbotson and Howe.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

From Louis D Cohen applying for registration as a Rag picker and bottle dealer and forwarding 2/6 registration fee.  Received and to be considered in conjunction with the Inspectors report.

From A W Green Chairman Relief Boards Office offering to supply hand broken metal equal to or slightly lower rates than are often paid for machine broken metal.  Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From Duncan Salmon intimating that his connection with the business hitherto carried on under the style of the South Coast Quarries has ceased except as to compliance with current contracts and that his business will henceforth be carried on under the style of the Kiama Road Metal Company Limited.  Received.

From the Secretary Fire Brigades Board forwarding Statement of the estimated expenditure of the Board for the current year together with a memo of the sum now due by this Council viz:

£115.9.2.  Received.

 

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since 29th of December 1903 amounting to £746.10.1 and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £794.17.3.  Moved by the Mayor seconded by Alderman Smith and carried: “That the Finance Committee’s report as now read be and the same is here by adopted.”

 

The Lighting Committee

submitted their report dated 21st of January with recommendations respecting various proposals for the erection of new lamps and removal of others.  Acting Chairman (Alderman Howe) moved: “That the Committee’s report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”  Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

 

The Borough Treasurer

submitted the usual statement of accounts since last report of the 29th December 1903 as follows:

Bank Balance Dr at 29th December £259.16.1

Cheques issued                 746.10.1

Deposits                                            498.3.11

Bank Balance Dr                  508.2.3 £1006.6.2  £1006.6.2

Received.

 

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of works completed under his supervision during the past fortnight and works now in hand.  Received.

 

The Inspector of Nuisances

amongst other matters reported (1) that it had been found necessary for absence from and neglect of duty to dismiss one of the blocks boys (2) with reference to premises number 9 O’Connell Street which the occupant desire the Council to register as a Rag picker and bottle dealers depot recommend that as the place is unsuitable and situated in a densely populated centre the application be not granted and (3) that premises number 13 Prospect Street being in an insanitary condition recommend that the owner be served with the sanitary notice and failing compliance steps taken to obtain a closing order under the Public Health Act.  Received and the portions of the report referring to the Rag picker and number 13 O’Connell Street referred to the Sanitary Committee.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Jones moved:

1 “That the kerb and gutter in Dickson Lane both sides be completed 200 yards at an estimated cost of £77.10.0 and that the carriageway be formed and ballasted at an estimated cost of £65 and referred to the Works Committee for report.”  Seconded by Alderman Archibald and carried.

 

The Mayor moved:

2 “that the Mayor be and is hereby authorised to affix the Corporate Seal to the By laws adopted by the Council on the 8th December 1903.”  Seconded by Alderman Howe and carried.

 

This concluded the business and the Council rose.

Confirmed this 16 day of February 1904.

Signed J M Salmon, Mayor.

 

Nomination Day

2nd February 1904

 

Punctually at 12 o’clock the Returning Officer (the Mayor) Alderman Salmon attended at the Town Hall and in the presence of a large number of ratepayers assembled publicly read the Advertisement calling the meeting and also the nomination of Aldermen and Auditors as follows: –

 

As Alderman

Enmore Ward

Walter Gledhill Estate agent 32 Newman Street Newtown

Nominated by Henry Task Freeholder 31 Dickson Street Newtown William Henry Edwards Produce Merchant 98 Chapel Street Marrickville and others.

James Herbert Hitchcock Estate agent 47 John Street Marrickville; Nominated by Francis Brown Palfrey Master Butcher 6 Marian Street Newtown Henry William O’Keefe Civil Servant 6 Ferndale Street Newtown and others.

George Edmund Moate Builder 135 Maria Street Newtown; Nominated by Harold T Morgan Solicitor Segenhoe Street Arncliffe Gilbert Miller Blacksmith Simmons Street and others.

 

Camden Ward

Frederick Jones Leather Merchant 13 Newman Street Newtown; Nominated by Thomas Williams Marrickville; Richard Heath Builder Newman Street Newtown and others.

 

O’Connell Ward

John Rossell King Carriage to Missenden Road  Newtown; Nominated by Thomas Williamson Boilermaker Pine Street; James Spring Freeholder 5 Queen Street Newtown and others.

Charles Ernest Willey Hairdresser Georgina Street Newtown; Nominated by John William Hansen Rumpf Traveller 8 King Street Newtown; William Greenwood Produce Merchant 241 King Street Newtown and others.

 

Kingston Ward

James Francis Smith M L A Land Agent 68 Denison Street Newtown; Nominated by J E watchmaker 283 King Street Newtown; capital W Williams Chemist 281 King Street Newtown and others – unopposed – and declared duly elected.

 

As Auditors

William Henry Cadogan Accountant 20 Linthorpe Street Newtown; Nominated by Richard Heath Builder 24 Newman Street Newtown; Hugh Macready Bookseller 379 King Street Newtown and others.

 

William Marshall Accountant Scouller Street Marrickville nominated by Charles G Heatte Merchant King Street Newtown; A G Horton Merchant King Street Newtown and others.

 

Henry Horatio Ralph Civil Servant 14 Ferndale Street Newtown; Nominated by George Hewish Freeholder Trade Street Newtown; Valentine Hermann Freeholder Myrtle Street North Sydney and others.

 

The Returning Officer intimated that as there were more candidates than the number of Aldermen required for the Enmore Camden and O’Connell Wards and also for the office of Auditors a Poll will be taken on Saturday 6th instant commencing at 8:00 am and closing at 5 pm.

 

Polling Places

Enmore Ward New Dispensary Hall Enmore Road.

Camden Ward St Georges Hall King Street (George Street Entrance).

Kingston Ward Town Hall Bedford Street (for Auditors).

O’Connell Ward Methodist School Hall King Street.

The Official declaration of the Poll will be made at the Town Hall on Monday 8th at 10:00 am.

The usual vote of thanks to the Returning Officer terminated the proceedings.

Signed JM Salmon, Mayor and Returning Officer

16/2/04

 

Polling Day

On Saturday 6 February 1904 a Poll was taken of the election of three Aldermen to represent the Enmore Camden and O’Connell Ward and two Auditors with the following results.

 

Enmore Ward

James Herbert Hitchcock    266

George Moate        240

Walter Gledhill        142

Informal            16

Majority for Hitchcock        26

 

Camden Ward

William Edwards      341

Frederick Jones        173

Informal            10

Majority for Edwards          168

 

O’Connell Board

John Rossell King      217

Charles Ernest Wiley      184

Informal              7

Majority for King            33

Auditors

William Henry Cadogan    930

Henry Horatio Ralph      907

William Marshall      895

Informal            71

Majority for Cadigan           35

Majority for Ralph            12

 

At 10 o’clock on Monday morning 8th of February at the Town Hall Messrs James Herber Hitchcock William Edwards and John Rossell King were duly declared elected Aldermen to represent the Enmore Camden and O’Connell Wards respectively in the Borough Council of Newtown for the next ensuing three years; and Messrs W H Cadogan and H H Ralph Auditors for the Municipal Year 1904 – 1905.

 

Signed J M Salmon, Mayor and Returning Officer.

16/2/04

 

Hazzy Bee

Hazzy Bee mural at the Love Grub cafe, Mitchell Road. Images below by Allison Burness.

You can view further artwork on the Hazzy Bee website  

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