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Municipality of Melbourne, Victoria
Image: General Post Office, Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1880
Source: Museum Victoria
The Melbourne municipality (Town of Melbourne), was created by Act 6 Victoria No. 7 of the Legislative Council of New South Wales on 12 August 1842. Four wards were created for the election of councillors, the boundaries intersecting at Bourke and Elizabeth Streets.
Melbourne's municipal territory initially extended to the limits of settlement. In 1855 East Collingwood, Prahran, Richmond, St. Kilda, South Melbourne, Fitzroy, North Melbourne and Port Melbourne were severed from Melbourne. The Melbourne municipality then consisted of Melbourne Central City, Carlton, South Yarra (west of Punt Road), East Melbourne and West Melbourne. On 30 October 1905 Flemington and Kensington borough and North Melbourne town were united with Melbourne city.
The city's council was governed on a ward system, each ward having three councillors elected by voters and an alderman elected by the councillors. At the turn of the century there were 32 council members. After various changes to the numbers of represented, the State Government replaced the councillors with three commissioners on 6 May 1981. They remained in office until the end of 1982, speeding the issue of planning permits.
In late 1992 the Liberal Party/National Party Coalition replaced the councillors with appointed commissioners. The residential part of Carlton North was transferred to Fitzroy city. In preparation for the return of an elected council the residential areas of Flemington and part of North Melbourne were severed from the municipality, and Southbank, Docklands and the Show Grounds were added. The new City of Melbourne was created by Order of the Governor in Council on Thursday, 18 November, 1993.
Melbourne city municipality today includes Carlton, Docklands, East Melbourne, Jolimont, Kensington, North Melbourne, Parkville, Royal Park, Southbank, South Yarra (part) and West Melbourne.
Melbourne city's census populations were 36, 668 (1861); 54,993 (1871); 73,361 (1891); 103,598 (1911, after absorbing Flemington, Kensington and North Melbourne); 99, 861 (1947); 75,830 (1971); and 60,476 (1991). In 1996, after the reduction of Melbourne municipality's area, its census population was 48,560.
Australia Places website, Monash University http://arts.monash.edu/ncas/multimedia/gazetteer/list/melbourne.html
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Red hardback book used to record: employees name, days on sick leave, number of hours worked overtime, annual leave, leave without pay, and weekly rates of pay for drivers and labourers ...Images: 5
Supply list with descriptions of products, codes and sizes. Items include turpentine, cement and floor polish. Affixed to masonite notice board hung in Administration Offices at Newmark ...Images: 2
Leaflet indicating place names and associated codes. Used in reference to maintenance at Newmarket Saleyards. Affixed to masonite notice board hung in Administration Offices at Newmarke ...Images: 1
City of Melbourne Cattle Market time slip, dated 1970-1979. Unsigned. Used in reference to cleaning maintenance at Newmarket Saleyards. Affixed to masonite notice board hung in Administ ...Images: 1
Council Plan of Parishes "Cut Paw Paw and Doutta Galla", municipalities of Footscray, dated 10 May 1984. Physical boundaries of the map are: North border - Footscray Park, Maribyrnon ...Images: 1
Architectural plan dating October 1965, identifying in detail City Abattoirs, Newmarket. City Abattoirs adjoined the Newmarket Saleyards at Epsom Road. Plan provides detail of: Manure ...Images: 1
Unused hardcover 'Returns to Store' book. Sourced from the Newmarket Saleyards. Page sets are numbered 1001 to 1100. In sequence, each record is duplicated with carbon paper missing, o ...Images: 1
Single A4 page typed sheet lists number and place for maintenance and by whom. Extra areas for maintenance are written in by hand. Located in the sub-station office of Newmarket Saleyar ...Images: 1
Participative Work Study commissioned by Melbourne City Council and includes summary of principle recommendations, approaches to assessing workloads and determining staff levels, conclu ...Images: 26
Typed A4 page indicating cost codes for maintenance, number and place for maintenance and by whom. Extra areas for maintenance are written in by hand. Located in the sub-station office ...Images: 1