District Council of Balaklava

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District Council of Balaklava
South Australia
District Council of Balaklava is located in South Australia
District Council of Balaklava
District Council of Balaklava
Coordinates34°08′46″S 138°24′47″E / 34.14611°S 138.41306°E / -34.14611; 138.41306Coordinates: 34°08′46″S 138°24′47″E / 34.14611°S 138.41306°E / -34.14611; 138.41306
Established1877
Abolished1983
Council seatBalaklava
State electorate(s)Wooroora
LGAs around District Council of Balaklava:
Snowtown
Port Wakefield
Snowtown Blyth
Hall
Auburn
Saddleworth and Auburn
Port Wakefield District Council of Balaklava Dalkey
Dublin
Mallala
Dublin
Mallala
Grace
Mallala

The District Council of Balaklava was a local government area seated at Balaklava in South Australia from 1877 to 1983.

History[edit]

The District Council of Balaklava was officially proclaimed as incorporating the entire Hundred of Balaklava on 20 December 1877.[1] The council was divided into five wards: Township, East, North, West and South.[1] The five inaugural councillors appointed on the date of the proclamation were John Verco, J.P. (Township ward), August Winter (East ward), George Hicks (North ward), Samuel Alderman (West ward), and Robert Frederick Ware (South ward).[1]

On 14 November 1878, the entire Hundred of Stow was annexed to the Balaklava council along with an eastern strip of the Hundred of Goyder, following petitioning by resident landowners.[2]

In 1911 a part of the western ward of Watchman's Plains was severed from the District Council of Hall and annexed by Balaklava council.[3]

In 1912, at the instigation of resident landowners, a southern portion of the Hundred of Everard south of Everard Road and including the Everard Central township, was severed from the District Council of Snowtown and added to the Balaklava council as part of its Stow ward.[citation needed]

In 1935 Balaklava council gained the new wards of Halbury and Wakefield in the south half of the Hundred of Hall from the defunct Hall council as part of the statewide consolidation of local government bodies that occurred that year.[3][4]

In 1983 the Balaklava council ceased to exist when it amalgamated with the councils of Port Wakefield and Owen to form the District Council of Wakefield Plains, but the council seat remained in the town of Balaklava.

Neighbouring local government[edit]

The following adjacent local government bodies co-existed with the Balaklava council:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Proclamations" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette (57 ed.). Government of South Australia. 1877: 1556. 20 December 1877. Retrieved 5 July 2017. [...] Messrs. John Verco, J.P. (Township Ward), August Winter (East Ward), George Hicks (North Ward), Samuel Alderman (West Ward), and Robert Frederick Ware (South Ward), shall be the first Councillors for the District of Balaklava aforesaid [...]
  2. ^ "Proclamations" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette (53 ed.). Government of South Australia. 1878: 1390. 14 November 1878. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b Marsden, Susan (2012). "LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA: A HISTORY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COUNCILS to 1936" (PDF). In November 1911 the Council was advised that a portion of the Hundred of Hall had been annexed to DC of Balaklava.
  4. ^ "LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (RE-ARRANGEMENT) ACTS, 1929 AND 1931" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette (13 ed.). Government of South Australia. 21 March 1935. p. 859-863. Retrieved 30 June 2017.