District Council of Belalie

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The District Council of Belalie was a local government area in South Australia. It was proclaimed on 11 November 1875, and initially comprised most of the cadastral Hundred of Belalie, including its central town of Jamestown. Jamestown itself had originally been planned to be named Belalie when surveyed; while the town had been renamed, the Belalie name was retained for the council.[1] It was divided into five wards at its inception (Centre, North-West, North-East, South-West and South-East) with one councillor each, the first councillors for each being appointed by proclamation.[2] The South-East and South-West wards had been replaced by the Yarcowie and Yongala wards by 1893.[3]

On 25 July 1878, the town of Jamestown was severed from the Belalie council with the creation of the Corporate Town of Jamestown, leaving Belalie as an entirely rural municipality with no towns within its boundaries.[1][4] It gained the Hundred of Whyte and the remnant rural portions of the Hundred of Belalie under the District Councils Act 1887.[5] The council continued to be based in Jamestown, although it was no longer part of the municipality, and built new offices in Ayr Street in 1900.[6][7]

In 1923, the council represented a pastoral and agricultural district of 124,629 acres, also including the Government Forest Reserve at Bundaleer North. In that year, it had a population of 1,184, 292 of them ratepayers, residing in 259 dwellings, with the capital value of ratable property being £455,560.[8] The municipality gained an area around Bundaleer Springs from the District Council of Gladstone on 16 July 1925.[1][9] The council ceased to exist on 21 March 1935: the vast majority of Belalie amalgamated with the District Council of Caltowie and the Hundred of Mannanarie from the abolished District Council of Yongala to form the new District Council of Jamestown, while a small section of Belalie merged into the District Council of Hallett.[1]

Chairmen of the District Council of Belalie[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "DISTRICT OF BELALIE". Adelaide Observer. XXXII, (1780). 13 November 1875. p. 6. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  3. ^ "DISTRICT COUNCIL NOMINATIONS". The Advertiser. Adelaide. 20 June 1893. p. 7. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  4. ^ "Search result(s) for Hundred of Belalie". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 27 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "The District Councils Act 1887 No. 419". Flinders University. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Jamestown". Northern Areas Council. Retrieved 26 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "DISTRICT COUNCIL OF JAMESTOWN". The Areas' Express. LVIII, (3695). South Australia. 17 May 1935. p. 1. Retrieved 26 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  8. ^ The Civic record of South Australia, 1921-1923. Associated Publishing Service. 1924. p. 271. 
  9. ^ "DISTRICT COUNCIL OF GEORGETOWN". The Areas' Express. XLIX, (2998). South Australia. 30 July 1926. p. 6. Retrieved 28 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  10. ^ "BELALIE DISTRICT COUNCIL". The Southern Cross. I, (2). South Australia. 12 July 1889. p. 5. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  11. ^ "BELALIE DISTRICT COUNCIL". The Terowie Enterprise. V, (283). South Australia. 9 May 1890. p. 3. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  12. ^ "DEATH OF AN OLD COLONIST". The Express and Telegraph. XXXII, (9,492). South Australia. 2 July 1895. p. 4 (SECOND EDITION). Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
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  14. ^ "RETURNING SOLDIERS". South Australian Register. LXV, (16,767). 9 August 1900. p. 5. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
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  16. ^ "DISTRICT COUNCILS". The Register. LXVII, (17,495). Adelaide. 9 December 1902. p. 6. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  17. ^ "MEMORIAL TO THE LATE TPR. II. E. GOODES." Adelaide Observer. LX, (3,216). 23 May 1903. p. 1 (The Observer Country Supplement.). Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  18. ^ "DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM GLASSON". The Advertiser. XLVI, (13,991). Adelaide. 21 August 1903. p. 6. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  19. ^ "Belalie District Council". Quorn Mercury. VII, (429). South Australia. 8 September 1903. p. 3. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  20. ^ "BELALIE". Quorn Mercury. VII, (471). South Australia. 5 July 1904. p. 2. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  21. ^ "Belalie District Council". Quorn Mercury. VII, (537). South Australia. 3 October 1905. p. 2. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  22. ^ "Belalie District Council". Petersburg Times. XVIII, (595). South Australia. 6 November 1906. p. 1. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  23. ^ "Mr. William Gilfillan". The Observer. LXXVIII, (5851). Adelaide. 19 March 1921. p. 31. Retrieved 28 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  24. ^ "THE COUNTRY". The Observer. LXXIX, (5,941). Adelaide. 9 December 1922. p. 6. Retrieved 28 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
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  27. ^ "THE JAMESTOWN SHOW". The Chronicle. LXVIII, (3,605). Adelaide. 24 October 1925. p. 19. Retrieved 28 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  28. ^ "NORTHERN BAPTISTS". The Register. XCI, (26,516). Adelaide. 12 August 1926. p. 10. Retrieved 28 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 

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