District Council of Caltowie

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The District Council of Caltowie was a local government area in South Australia, centred on the town of Caltowie and surrounding cadastral Hundred of Caltowie. It came into operation on 28 February 1878, with the first five councillors appointed by proclamation.[1][2] The town and hundred had both been laid out in 1872.[3] The council initially met in local hotels, leased private offices for a period, and met at Hornsdale Station for a year, before constructing purpose-built council offices in Charles Street, Caltowie, in 1896.[3]

The council was initially divided into four wards: Central, South-Western and North-Western, electing one councillor, and Eastern, electing two councillors.[1] It gained the previously unincorporated Hundred of Tarcowie under the District Councils Act 1887, which resulted in a system of ten councillors representing as many wards. By 1904, this had been reduced to six councillors representing one ward each. The council was responsible for an area of nearly 200 square miles in that year.[3]

The District Council of Caltowie was abolished on 1 May 1935, when it amalgamated with the District Council of Belalie and the Hundred of Mannanarie from the District Council of Yongala to form the District Council of Jamestown.[2]

Chairmen of the District Council of Caltowie[edit]

  • T. Williams (1878–1879) [3]
  • E. Seikmann (1879–1881) [3]
  • T. Williams (1883) [4]
  • A. McCallum (1890–1892) [5][6][7]
  • J. G. Lehmann (1897) [8]
  • A. Kerr (1903–1904) [9][3]
  • M. F. Leahy (1928–1931) [10][11][12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "DISTRICT COUNCIL OF CALTOWIE". Evening Journal. X (2788). Adelaide. 2 March 1878. p. 2. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ a b Marsden, Susan (2012). "A History of South Australian Councils to 1936" (PDF). Local Government Association of South Australia. p. 41. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "CALTOWIE". The Laura Standard. XV (807). South Australia. 12 August 1904. p. 3. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "DISTRICT COUNCIL--CALTOWIE". The Areas' Express. V (566). South Australia. 23 June 1883. p. 2. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "Caltowie District Council". The Laura Standard. I (46). South Australia. 21 February 1890. p. 3. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "DISTRICT COUNCILS". Burra Record. XII (1050). South Australia. 29 July 1891. p. 2. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "Caltowie District Council". The Areas' Express. XVI (1, 295). South Australia. 10 June 1892. p. 3. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "Caltowie District Council". The Laura Standard. IX (446). South Australia. 15 October 1897. p. 3. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "CALTOWIE". The Chronicle. 46 (2, 353). Adelaide. 26 September 1903. p. 15. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "DISTRICT COUNCIL OF CALTOWIE". The Areas' Express. XLXI (3099). South Australia. 20 July 1928. p. 1. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ "DISTRICT COUNCIL OF CALTOWIE". The Areas' Express. XLXII (3178). South Australia. 29 November 1929. p. 6. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ "DISTRICT COUNCIL OF CALTOWIE". The Areas' Express. XLXIII (3218). South Australia. 19 September 1930. p. 3. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  13. ^ "DISTRICT COUNCIL OF CALTOWIE". The Areas' Express. LV (3232). South Australia. 23 January 1931. p. 1. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia.

Coordinates: 33°10′51″S 138°28′58″E / 33.1809°S 138.4827°E / -33.1809; 138.4827