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City of Ballarat Crest, 1933. Federation University Historical Collection (Cat. No. 11345)
City of Ballarat Seal, 1933. Federation University Historical Collection (Cat. No. 11345)


Contents

History

In 1882 the Victorian Municipal Directory announced Ballarat has for some time been the leading gold-field town of Victoria, and is now the next city in importance to Melbourne It owes its present position to being in the centre of perhaps the richest gold-yielding district in the world. [1]

The Yarrowee River divided the municipalities of Ballaarat and Ballarat East. [2]

The Mining Registrar’s Office was located in Lydiard Street, Ballarat in 1856 in what was formerly the Government Treasury building.[3]


Governance

Ballarat Municipality

1855 - Proclaimed a municipality.[4]

1870 - Proclaimed a City.[5]

In 1882 Ballarat had a population of 20,500, and 3328 ratepayers on the roll. [6]

List of Ballarat Mayors

Chairman of the Municipality of Ballaarat

James Oddie 1856-7

Dr James Stewart 1858-59

William Collard Smith (1830-1894) 1860-

Cr Edward Morey
Charles C. Shoppee
Alexander Morrison, Councilor, Mayor and the first secretary of the movement for a monument at Eureka. Ballarat Heritage Services Picture Collection

Ballarat Mayors (1863–1921) Initial Research from [7]

# Mayor Term
Mathew Campbell 1863–1864
Joseph Attwood Doane 1864–1865
Gilbert Duncan (c1829-1892)[8] 1866
Thomas Davey 1866–1868
James McDowall 1868–1869
Thomas Cowan 1869–1870
Henry Black Chamlers 1870–1871
Robert Lewis 1871–1872
Frederick Moses Claxton 1871–1873
John Henry Williams 1873–1874
William Collard Smith (1830-1894) 1874–1875
Daniel Brophy (1832-1895) 1875–1876
Frederick Moses Claxton 1876–1877
John Wightman Gray 1877–1878
Henry Leggo 1876–1879
Alexander Thomas Morrison 1879–1880
Robert Lewis 1880–1881
John Noble Wilson 1881–1882
Frederick Moses Claxton 1882–1883
John Hickman 1883–1884
Alexander Thomas Morrison 1884–1885
Charles Slater 1885–1886
Thomas Houlden Thompson 1886–1887
William Collard Smith (1830-1894) 1887–1888
John Gordon McDonald 1888–1889
William Little 1889–1890
John Hickman 1890–1891
Charles Collett Shoppee 1891–1892
David Cooke 1892–1893
Thomas Houlden Thompson 1893–1894
Edward Morey (1832-1907) 1894–1895
John Gordon McDonald 1895–1896
Alexander Bell (c1851-1931) 1896–1897
Charles Collett Shoppee 1897–1898
Henry Francis Elliot 1898–1899
John Heinz 1899–1900
John Whykes 1900–1901
James Job Brokenshire 1901–1902
Charles Collett Shoppee 1902–1903
Richard Pearse 1903–1904
John Martin Barker 1904–1905
John Whykes 1905–1906
James Job Brokenshire 1906–1907
Frederick Brawn 1907–1908
Richard Pearse 1908–1909
William Duiguid Hill 1909–1910
Thomas Tuke Hollway 1910–1911
John Martin Barker 1911–1912
George Crocker 1912–1913
James Job Brokenshire 1913–1914
Richard Pearse 1914–1915
Frederick Brawn 1915–1916
William Duiguid Hill 1916–1917
Editing Alexander Bell (c1851-1931) 1917–1918
Thomas Tuke Hollway 1918–1919
George Crocker 1919–1920
William Duiguid Hill 1920–1921
Sturt Street Ballarat, Looking towards Mt Warrenheip, c1920. Federation University Historical Collection (Cat. No. 19012)
City of Ballarat Letter signed by Mayor Arthur Richards Stewart, 1933. Federation University Historical Collection (Cat. No. 11345)

Amalgamated Municipality (Ballaarat and Ballarat East): Ballarat

# Mayor Term
William Roberts Elsworth 1921–1923
Robert John Cooke 1923–1924
Abraham Levy 1924–1925
Alfred Ernest Nicholson 1925–1926
Alfred James Pittard 1926–1927
Alexander MacKenzie 1927–1928
Joseph Pryor 1928–1929
George Bolster 1929–1930
Arthur Richards Stewart 1930–1931
James Harrison 1931–1932
William James Hoare 1932–1933
James Harrison 1932–1933
Arthur Richards Stewart 1932–1933
Alfred John Darling 1933–1934
Lazarus Lederman 1934–1935
Michael Martin 1935–1936
Joseph Pryor 1936–1937
John Henry Trekardo 1937–1938
Alexander Mercer King 1938–1940
Michael Martin 1940–1941
William John Perking 1941–1942
Alexander MacKenzie 1941–1943
Joseph Pryor 1943–1944
Robert Hamlin Ramsay 1944–1945
Herbert Leslie Coburn 1945–1946
Alan Crocker Pittard 1946–1947
George Stewart 1947–1948
Frederick Charlton Wray 1948–1949
Nathaniel Thomas Callow 1949–1950
John Clymo Rowe 1950–1951
William Ernest Roff 1951–1952
Arthur William Nicholson 1952–1953
Francis John Cutts 1953–1954
Alan Crocker Pittard 1954–1955
Nathaniel Thomas Callow 1955–1956
Kenneth Crago Webb 1956–1957
John (Jack) Alan Chisolm 1957–1958
Gordon Lincoln Scott 1958–1959
Frederick Wilson Oliver 1959–1960
Alan Arthur Nicholson 1960–1961
Arthur Dexter Mason 1961–1962
Alexander Elliot Mills 1962–1963
Kenneth Crago Webb 1963–1964
John (Jack) Alan Chisolm 1964–1965
William Ernest Roff C.B.E. 1965–1966
Leslie Nicholson 1966–1967
Sir Arthur William Nicholson O.B.E. 1967–1968
Maurice James Brown 1968–1969
Alexander Elliot Mills 1969–1970
Kenneth Crago Webb 1970–1971
John (Jack) Alan Chisolm 1971–1972
John Francis McKay 1972–1973
Alexander Charles Rizzoli 1973–1974
Sir Arthur William Nicholson O.B.E. 1974–1975
Maurice James Brown 1975–1976
Jessie Margaret Scott 1976–1977
Sir Arthur William Nicholson O.B.E. 1977–1978
Melton Ernest James Foo 1978–1979
John Francis McKay 1979–1980
Alfred Emerson Hancock 1980–1981
Donald Henry Woodward 1981–1982
Melton Ernest Foo 1982–1983
Bryan Frederick Crebbin 1983–1984
David (Bruce) McKnight 1984–1985
Bryan Frederick Crebbin 1985–1986
James Edward Reeves 1986–1987
Neil Steinmann 1987–1988
Wanda Violet Chapman 1988–1989
Donald Henry Woodward 1989–1990
Vashti Lloyd 1990–1991
Frank Williams 1991–1992
James Coghlan (2) 1992–1993
Geoff Howard 1993–1994

Commissioners (1994–1995)

# Commissioners Term
John Sharpham (Chief Commissioner) 1994-1994
Vern Robson (Chief Commioner) 1994–1995
Bruce H Clark (Assistant Commissioner) 1994–1995
Malcolm Lee (Assistant Commissioner) 1994–1995


City of Ballarat Mayors since 1995

# Mayor Term
John Barnes 2004–2005
David Vendy 2005–2009
Stephen Jones 2007–2008
Judy Verlin 2008–2009
Craig Fletcher 2010–2011
Mark Harris 2011-2012
John Burt 2012-2013
Josh Morris 2013-2014
John Phillips (2) 2014-2015
Des Hudson 2015-

Geography and climate

Environment

Economy

Demography

Culture

Sport

Industry

Clothing manufacture

Boot and shoe makers

Michael Ryder, bootmaker

Tailors

Bean & Sons, tailors (<1887>)

Food and drink manufacture

Flour millers

J. Ange (<1887>) - Ballarat Steam Flour Mills (<1857>) - Enterprise Flour Mills (<1857>)

Furniture manufacture

Other manufactures

Canadian Soap Works (also known as Kelsall & Co.) (<1887>)

A. Davies & Son, saddlers (<1858>)

William Henry Nicholls, wood turner (<1856>)

Mining

See also: Gold Ore Mining - Mining in Ballarat - Mining companies in Ballarat - Mining gullies in Ballarat - Mining gutters in Ballarat - Mining leads in Ballarat - Mining reefs in Ballarat

Tourism

Transport

Architecture

Education

Media

See also

Ballarat East - Ballarat West

Ballarat Shire Council

1970 Sands and McDougall Directory of Ballarat

Ballarat Progress Association

Notes


References

  1. Victorian Municipal Directory, 1882
  2. Victorian Municipal Directory, 1882
  3. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~carrick/Ballarat%20a%20to%20b.html accessed 15 March 2013.
  4. Victorian Municipal Directory, 1882
  5. Victorian Municipal Directory, 1882
  6. Victorian Municipal Directory, 1882
  7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mayors_of_Ballarat
  8. Ballarat Star, 28 February 1866.

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--Sallyanne Doyle 20:03, 3 February 2013 (EST); --C.K.Gervasoni 14:42, 27 May 2014 (EST)

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