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Geelong: The Leader - Geelong Mayors 1850-1900

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Source of Index GFHG and GDHA members - GFHG Document B/GOV/28
Source and/or Location of Records
  • "Geelong Mayors 1850-1900", published in the The Leader 12 May 1900
  • Geelong Family History Group document [B/GOV/28] - full transcript of the series of articles.  The details are available from the Geelong Family History Group or can be viewed in person in the GFHG library at the Bellarine Historical Society.

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NOTE: The entries reference a page number in the GFHG document, and NOT the date or page in the Leader.  If you use the Leader, you will need to search the date of issue for the article, and then the individual entry in the article(s).

Explanation of Fields
  • NAME: Name of person, place or subject
  • REFERENCE: Page number in the Geelong Family History Group transcription document [8 pages]
Completed Index? YES
Number of entries Updated: 7th September 2009
  • 155 entries
About "Geelong Mayors 1850-1900" and the Leader
  • The article "Geelong Mayors 1850-1900" appeared on 12 May 1900

The introduction to the article":

The Jubilee of Geelong: 1850 to 1900:

The Town of Geelong was settled immediately after Melbourne, and was incorporated on 12th October, 1849, by an Act of the New South Wales Parliament, 13 Victoria, No. 40.  In November of the same year Governor Latrobe appointed Mr Foster Fyans, the Stipendiary Magistrate, provisional Mayor; also four aldermen to appoint assessors and conduct elections.  The first elections for the Council were held in January, 1850, and the first Council meeting was held on the 9th February, 1850.  The 50th anniversary of the first meeting was the 9th February last, when the council, instead of the usual form of celebrations pursued on such occasions, voted three hundred pounds to the African war funds, and ordered to be prepared a photographic group of all the Mayors who had held office as a fitting memento of the event.

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