Series GRS1304 - GEELONG CITY COUNCIL - Development of City Hall papers and photographs

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GEELONG CITY COUNCIL - Development of City Hall papers and photographs


  • 1855 - 1969 (Creation)

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(1849 - 1993)

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The municipality was incorporated under N.S.W. Act 13, No. 40, October 1849. Geelong was proclaimed a Town on 4 June, 1858. It was proclaimed a City on 8 December 1910 by provisions of Act 54 Vic., No. 1112. Local Government Reform Geelong City was amalgamated with the City of Greater Geelong under the City of Greater Geelong Act 1993 on 18 May 1993. The amalgamation 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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Archival Notes This series appears to have been compiled during the process of writing and publishing the booklet 'Official Opening West Wing City Hall Geelong August 15, 1969'. Many of the papers, notes, plans and photographs listed below have been reproduced in the booklet. Item 1 includes important original documents from 1855 (these will require further conservation and digitisation work to enable them to be accessible to the public). Item 2 includes copies of council minutes, plans with a survey of the building describing portions to be demolished and added to, 2 copies of the published booklet and a number of folders with historical notes used in writing the booklet. Items 3 to 15 contain images and photographs mainly depicting the pre-demolition, demolition and renovation at City Hall during 1968 and 1969. Most of the potographs were taken by Ian Hawthorne with some supplementary photos by Robert Pockley. Access Status Item 1 is closed. Due to its extremely fragile nature the item will need to be photographed before access will be granted. Related series See also GRS 2009 to find photographs of City Hall taken in 1917 following completion of the building to the original 1855 design.

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VPRS 15350

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