Smythesdale

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Smythesdale is a town on the banks of Smythes Creek, Victoria. It is on the Glenelg Highway bewteen Ballarat and Skipton.

In 1878 Smythesdale boasted a public court, court of mines, mining survey and registry, sub-treasury, post office, town hall, telegraph office, bank, and lock-up.[1] The school had 350 children in attendance, and there were five places of worship. [2]

In 1878 the Borough of Smythesdale had a population of 600 with 108 ratepayers on the roll. [3]


Contents

Municipal Facts

1861 - proclaimed a municipality. [4] 1869 - proclaimed a borough. [5]


Smythesdale Mayors (1861–1921)

# Mayor Term
[[]] 1861–1862
Alexander Dick 1862–1863[6]
Price 1863–1864[7]
Paul Papenhagen 1864–1866[8]
Joseph La Motty 1866[9]
John Keith 1868 [10]
C. T. Tait 1869[11]
[[]] 1869–1871
[[]] 1871–1872
Johannes Heinz 1872
[[]] 1873
[[]] 1874–1875
[[]] 1875–1877
[[]] 1877–1878
Henry Proctor 1878
[[]] 1879–1880
[[]] 1880
Henry Proctor 1881[12]
[[]] 1882
[[]] 1883
[[]] 1884
[[]] 1885–1886
[[]] 1886
[[]] 1887–1888
[[]] 1888–1889
[[]] 1889–1890
[[]] 1890–1891
[[]] 1891–1892
[[]] 1892–1893
Dean Hart 1893–1894
[[]] 1894–1895
[[]] 1895–1896
[[]] 1897-1897
[[]] 1897–1898
[[]] 1898–1899
[[]] 1899–1900
[[]] 1900–1901
[[]] 1901–1902
[[]] 1902–1903
[[]] 1903–1904
[[]] 1904–1905
[[]] 1905–1906
[[]] 1906–1907
[[]] 1907–1908
[[]] 1908–1909
[[]] 1909–1910
[[]] 1910-1911
[[]] 1911
[[]] 1912–1913
[[]] 1913–1914
Williamson 1914[13]
McMenamin 1914–1915[13]
[[]] 1915–1916
[[]] 1916–1917
[[]] 1917–1918
[[]] 1918–1919
[[]] 1919–1920
[[]] 1920–1921

Communications

The Telegraph Office at Smythesdale opened for business on Thursday, 18 June, 1863:

Mr Bechervaise, telegraph master, informs us that on Thursday the Electric Telegraph station at Smythesdale was opened to the public. The rates of charges from Ballarat are the same as to Clunes, Creswick, and Beaufort.[14]

Sport

There was a cricket club in existence in 1859, and a second club was being formed.[15]

See also

Mining in Smythesdale - Mining companies in Smythesdale - Mining gullies in Smythesdale - Mining gutters in Smythesdale - Mining leads in Smythesdale - Mining reefs in Smythesdale

Thomas Chandler, blacksmith (<1870>)

James Oddie

Caxton Mine

References

  1. Victorian Municipal Directory, 1878.
  2. Victorian Municipal Directory, 1878.
  3. Victorian Municipal Directory, 1878.
  4. Victorian Municipal Directory, 1878.
  5. Victorian Municipal Directory, 1878.
  6. 1863 'SMYTHESDALE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 22 October, p. 4, viewed 9 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72518116
  7. 1864 'COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF SMYTHESDALE.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 28 March, p. 4, viewed 9 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72514599
  8. 1865 'SMYTHESDALE BOROUGH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1870; 1914 - 1918), 16 November, p. 4, viewed 9 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112880459
  9. 1866 'SMYTHESDALE BOROUGH COUNCIL.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1870; 1914 - 1918), 22 November, p. 2, viewed 9 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112859578
  10. 1868 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1870; 1914 - 1918), 23 May, p. 4, viewed 9 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113603557
  11. 1869 'DINNER TO MR. J. P. HAMILTON, P.M.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1870; 1914 - 1918), 10 February, p. 2, viewed 9 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112883218
  12. 1881 'MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 3 August, p. 6, viewed 9 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5961745
  13. 13.0 13.1 1914 'District News. SMYTHESDALE.', Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 5 September, p. 3, viewed 9 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article119812383
  14. 1863 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 19 June, p. 2, viewed 9 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72515143
  15. 1859 'SMYTHESDALE.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 30 November, p. 2, viewed 16 October, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72463510



--Sallyanne Doyle 15:24, 23 February 2013 (EST)

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