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Staffordshire Reef Cemetery

  • Corporate body
  • 1863 -

The Staffordshire Reef Cemetery contains the graves of local pioneering families, miners from the local diggings and more recently, former residents of the Staffordshire Reef district.

The Staffordshire Reef Cemetery is significant due to its range of tombstones and memorials reflecting the different periods and groups within the community.

St Catherine's Primary School

  • Corporate body

Attended by the younger orphans living at the orphanage, Convent of Mercy, Newtown (Source: Schools of Geelong & District, Geelong Family History Group, 2010.)

South Barwon City Council

  • Corporate body
  • 1857 - 1993

South Barwon was created a District on 2 June 1857. It was created a Borough on 21 October 1863. It was proclaimed a Shire on 24 December 1874. It was proclaimed a City on 6 December 1974. It was re-subdivided on 19 May 1978 when Highton, Belmont and Grovedale Wards were constituted. Connewarre Ward remained unaltered. Local Government Reform 1993-1995 South Barwon City was amalgamated with the City of Greater Geelong by the City of Greater Geelong Act on 18 May 1993. This occurred as part of a statewide program of local government reform enacted between 1993 and 1995. The reform process reduced the number of councils from 210 to 78.

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