Ballarat West

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History

The Ballarat West Municipality was constituted on 17 December 1855. Its first council was elected on 14 January 1856.[1]

Among the more noticeable street improvements in the western municipality, the compact block of shops from Messrs Wymond, Vasey & Co. to Messrs Thom, Gray & Co. inclusive, in Sturt and Armstrong streets, stands prominently forward. Of the style of window dressing we may content ourselves with remarking, that the several trades appear to as good advantage in point of appearance, as any metropolitan establishments of equal magnitude. One peculiarity about this block of buildings, and a very pleasant one too, is the verandah, or series of verandahs, which runs along in front of the whole block from end to end, thus forming a dry promenade in winter, and a shady one in summer. Of all the contributors to this convenience, Messrs Wymond, Vasey & Co., of the Hall of Commerce, at the corner of Sturt and Armstrong streets, have been the largest. A handsome and substantial verandah supported by iron pillars, and covered with galvanised iron tiles, runs for some 200 feet along both fronts, and has been erected at a considerable expense to the proprietors. The verandah at the other end of the block, namely, that of Messrs Thom, Gray and Co., is roofed with thick glass, and has thus the advantage of admitting light, while excluding the rain. Altogether this row of shops may be regarded as forming one of the best and busiest bits of our street promenades.[2]

Governance

Patrick Bolger was elected to the first council of the Ballarat West Municipality on 14 January 1856.[3]

Thomas Carpenter was elected to the Ballarat West Council on 6 August 1866.[4]

John Smith Carver was elected to the first council of the Ballarat West Municipality on 14 January 1856.[5]

Joseph Combe was the first Town Clerk of the Ballarat West Municipality in January 1856.[6]

Richard Ford succeeded Joseph Combe as Town Clerk of Ballarat West Municipality.[7]

Robert Muir was elected to the first council of the Ballarat West Municipality on 14 January 1856.[8]

George Perry (c1828-1900) was the third Town Clerk of Ballarat West and a board member of the Phoenix Foundry Co. in 1887.[9]

Alexander Binney Rankin was elected to the first council of the Ballarat West Municipality on 14 January 1856.[10]

William Collard Smith (1830-1894), chairman (<1860>)

William Tulloch was elected to the first council of the Ballarat West Municipality on 14 January 1856.[11]

Geography and climate

Environment

Economy

Demography

Culture

Sport

Industry

Tourism

Transport

Architecture

Education

Media

See also

Ballarat East

Gold Ore Mining

Notes

  1. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~carrick/Ballarat%20a%20to%20b.html accessed 15 March 2013.
  2. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Thursday 21 July 1859, page 2. Digital copy accessed via Trove.
  3. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~carrick/Ballarat%20a%20to%20b.html accessed 15 March 2013.
  4. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~carrick/Ballarat%20a%20to%20b.html accessed 15 March 2013.
  5. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~carrick/Ballarat%20a%20to%20b.html accessed 15 March 2013.
  6. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~carrick/Ballarat%20a%20to%20b.html accessed 15 March 2013.
  7. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~carrick/Ballarat%20a%20to%20b.html accessed 15 March 2013.
  8. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~carrick/Ballarat%20a%20to%20b.html accessed 15 March 2013.
  9. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~carrick/Ballarat%20a%20to%20b.html accessed 15 March 2013.
  10. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~carrick/Ballarat%20a%20to%20b.html accessed 15 March 2013.
  11. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~carrick/Ballarat%20a%20to%20b.html accessed 15 March 2013.


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--Beth Kicinski 09:07, 29 August 2013 (EST)

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