District Council of Port Germein

The District Council of Port Germein was a local government area in South Australia, centred on the town of Port Germein. It was gazetted on 5 January 1888 under the provisions of the District Councils Act 1887 and encompassed the hundreds of Baroota, Wongyarra, Booleroo, Telowie, Darling and Appila.[1] It replaced an abortive earlier municipality, the Corporate Town of Port Germein, which had been established on 15 September 1887 when residents, concerned about increased taxation and their interests being lost in a broader shire under the forthcoming reforms, decided to incorporate the town.[2] The local residents reportedly regretted the decision, and when the Act passed late in the year creating the new District Council, state parliament agreed to amalgamate the Corporate Town into the new municipality.[3][4][5][6][7]

District Council of Port Germein is located in South Australia
District Council of Port Germein
The location of the former District Council of Port Germein

A section of the municipality separated on 16 February 1933, when it was merged with the District Council of Hammond and most of the District Council of Woolundunga as the recreated District Council of Wilmington. In 1936, the Official Civic Record of South Australia described Port Germein council as "one of the largest in South Australia", covering a reported area of 517,760 acres. It had a population estimated at 5,343, with 1,200 ratepayers.[8] In 1954, it reportedly had a population of 3,371.[9] In 1980, it merged with the District Council of Wilmington to form the District Council of Mount Remarkable.[10]

ChairmenEdit

  • S. Challinger (1911) [11]
  • J. Arthur (1915) [12]
  • Wallace Pengilly Foulis (1935–1937) [13]
  • Herman Carl Jaeschke (1937–1939) [13]
  • Thomas Sydney Bishop (1939–1941) [13]
  • Stanley George Stone (1941–1942) [13]
  • Nigel Stuart Giles (1942–1944) [13]
  • Walter Leonard Arthur (1944–1947) [13]
  • Hiram John Dickson (1947–1950) [13]
  • Charles Owen Geddes (1950–1955/1956) [13]
  • John Melrose Hillam (1955/1956–1958) [13]
  • William James Stanbrook Holman (1958–1960) [13]
  • Edwin Carl Roocke (1960–1962) [13]
  • Wilhelm Edward Koch (1962–1964) [13]
  • Walter Bishop (1964–1966) [13]
  • Clem Winchester Fuller (1966–1969) [13]
  • Ian Robert Heaslip (1969–1971) [13]
  • Desmond Timothy Meaney (1971–1973) [13]
  • Alfred Vivian Cornelius (1973–1975) [13]
  • Leith Edward Borgas (1975–1977) [13]
  • Elliott Edgar Smart (1977–1979) [13]
  • Noel William Schmidt (1979–1980) [13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The District Councils Act 1887 No. 419". Flinders University. 1887. p. 90. Retrieved 26 July 2017. DISTRICT OF PORT GERMEIN.–Comprising the Hundreds of Appila, Baroota, Booleroo, and Wongyarra, and the Hundred of Telowie, together with that portion of the Wirrabara Forest Reserve situate within the County of Frome.
  2. ^ "FORMING A CORPORATION AT PORT GERMEIN". Adelaide Observer. 28 May 1887. p. 30. Retrieved 13 November 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ Marsden, Susan (2012). "A History of South Australian Councils to 1936" (PDF). Local Government Association of South Australia. p. 11. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  4. ^ "LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL". South Australian Weekly Chronicle. Adelaide. 10 December 1887. p. 9. Retrieved 13 November 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL". Adelaide Observer. 10 December 1887. p. 38. Retrieved 13 November 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "The Turn of the Tide". The Port Augusta Dispatch, Newcastle and Flinders Chronicle. Adelaide. 20 February 1904. p. 14. Retrieved 13 November 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "Port Germein District Council". Port Pirie Recorder and North Western Mail. SA. 28 September 1904. p. 1. Retrieved 13 November 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ Hosking, P. (1936). The Official civic record of South Australia : centenary year, 1936. Adelaide: Universal Publicity Company. p. 824.
  9. ^ "DISTRICT COUNCIL POPULATIONS". The Recorder. Port Pirie, SA. 18 October 1954. p. 1. Retrieved 13 November 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "Annual Report 2004/2005" (PDF). District Council of Mount Remarkable. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  11. ^ "PORT GERMEIN". The Wooroora Producer. Balaklava, SA. 17 August 1911. p. 3. Retrieved 13 November 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ "PORT GERMEIN DISTRICT COUNCIL". The Laura Standard. SA. 8 October 1915. p. 3. Retrieved 13 November 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Matthews, Penny (1986), South Australia, the civic record, 1836-1986, Wakefield Press, pp. 369–370, ISBN 978-0-949268-82-2

Coordinates: 32°49′S 138°11′E / 32.817°S 138.183°E / -32.817; 138.183