District Council of Orroroo

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District Council of Orroroo
South Australia
District Council of Orroroo is located in South Australia
District Council of Orroroo
District Council of Orroroo
Coordinates32°26′S 137°22′E / 32.44°S 137.36°E / -32.44; 137.36Coordinates: 32°26′S 137°22′E / 32.44°S 137.36°E / -32.44; 137.36
Established1888
Abolished1997
Council seatOrroroo
LGAs around District Council of Orroroo:
Wilmington/Hammond
Mount Remarkable
Carrieton Pastoral unincorporated
Wilmington/Hammond
Mount Remarkable
District Council of Orroroo Coglin
Peterborough
Port Germein
Mount Remarkable
Yongala
Caltowie
Peterborough
Jamestown
Coglin
Peterborough

The District Council of Orroroo was a local government area in South Australia, centred on the town of Orroroo. It was gazetted on 5 January 1888 under the provisions of the District Councils Act 1887[1] and included all the land defined by the hundreds of Black Rock Plain, Coomooroo, Erskine, Pekina, and Walloway in the County of Dalhousie.

In 1898, it leased the new Orroroo Water District from the South Australian Government and became responsible for local water supply until 1963, when those responsibilities were transferred to the state Energy and Water Supply Department. It built its own powerhouse in 1923, and was responsible for electricity supply until 1962, when Orroroo was connected to the state grid.[2] It had also undertaken a tree planting scheme at Orroroo, Pekina, Morchard, Yatina and Black Rock.[3]

In 1923, the municipality covered an area of 322,880 acres, approximately 500 square miles, and comprising the Hundreds of Black Rock Plains, Coomooroo, Erskine, Pekina and Walloway, each hundred having its own ward. It was responsible for 89½ miles of main roads and 530 miles of district roads.[4] It began sealing town streets in 1930, and finished all streets in the town by 1982.[2] In 1936 it was reported to have approximately 2,000 residents, 700 of them in Orroroo township.[3] A community library, financed in tandem with the Education Department, was established at the Orroroo Area School in 1981.[2]

In 1987, the council published a book on their history, One Hundred Years of Local Government: A History of the District Council of Orroroo 1887–1987 by Gerald J. Kuerschner, June A. Chapman and Jonathan W. Oliver.[5] The municipality to exist in March 1997, when it merged with the adjacent District Council of Carrieton to create the District Council of Orroroo Carrieton; the council seat remained in Orroroo.[6][7]

Chairmen[edit]

  • Arthur Addison (1888–1890) [3][8][9][10]
  • J. Jamieson (1890)[3][11]
  • J. McCartin [3]
  • J. Marron (1892; 1896)[3][12][13]
  • W. Toop (1916–1919) [3][14][15][16][17]
  • F. P. Keats (1919–1920)[3][18][19]
  • Enos Copley (1920–1921)[3][20][21]
  • Martin Redden (1921) [3][22]
  • C. Halliday [3]
  • Arthur Lewis Brice [3]
  • James G. Crocker (1935) [3][23]
  • Lewis George Toop (1935–1936) [2]
  • Charles Traugott Kuerschner (1936–1937) [2]
  • Lewis George Toop (1937–1947) [2]
  • Lewis McNaughton Brice (1947–1948) [2]
  • Lewis George Toop (1948–1950) [2]
  • Harold Andrew Brooks (1950–1951) [2]
  • Jack Oswald Fogden (1951–1958) [2]
  • Leonard Kevin Duffy (1958–1973) [2]
  • Clarence Andrew Brooks (1973–1974) [2]
  • Murray Rollsen Gibb (1974–1982) [2]
  • Gerald Joseph Kuerschner (1982–1995) [24][2]

Notable councillors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The District Councils Act 1887 No. 419". Government of South Australia. 1887. Retrieved 27 March 2015 – via Flinders University. DISTRICT OF ORROROO.—Comprising the Hundreds of Black Rock Plain, Coomooroo, Erskine, Pekina, and Walloway.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Matthews, Penny (1986), South Australia, the civic record, 1836-1986, Wakefield Press, pp. 616–621, ISBN 978-0-949268-82-2
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Hosking, P. (1936). The Official civic record of South Australia : centenary year, 1936. Adelaide: Universal Publicity Company. pp. 764–767.
  4. ^ The Civic record of South Australia, 1921-1923. Associated Publishing Service. 1924. p. 223.
  5. ^ "One hundred years of local government : a history of the District Council of Orroroo 1887-1987". Trove. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Orroroo Carrieton (S.A.). Council". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  7. ^ "District Council of Orroroo Carrieton". Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Advertising". The Express and Telegraph. Adelaide. 1 February 1888. p. 1. Retrieved 1 February 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "Advertising". South Australian Chronicle. Adelaide. 18 May 1889. p. 1. Retrieved 1 February 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "Advertising". The Express and Telegraph (Second Edition. ed.). Adelaide. 11 February 1890. p. 1. Retrieved 1 February 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ "DISTRICT COUNCILS". Adelaide Observer. 2 August 1890. p. 16. Retrieved 1 February 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ "DEPUTATIONS". The Advertiser. Adelaide. 27 July 1892. p. 7. Retrieved 1 February 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  13. ^ "ORROROO". The Chronicle. Adelaide. 28 March 1896. p. 11. Retrieved 1 February 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  14. ^ "Orroroo District Council". Quorn Mercury. SA. 8 August 1919. p. 4. Retrieved 1 February 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  15. ^ "ORROROO DISTRICT COUNCIL". Quorn Mercury. SA. 16 August 1918. p. 3. Retrieved 1 February 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  16. ^ "ORROROO DISTRICT COUNCIL". Quorn Mercury. SA. 2 November 1917. p. 3. Retrieved 1 February 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  17. ^ "GRATEFUL FARMERS". The Register. Adelaide. 17 February 1916. p. 9. Retrieved 1 February 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  18. ^ "ORROROO DISTRICT COUNCIL". Quorn Mercury. SA. 12 December 1919. p. 1. Retrieved 1 February 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  19. ^ "DISTRICT COUNCIL OF ORROROO". Quorn Mercury. SA. 5 November 1920. p. 2. Retrieved 1 February 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  20. ^ "ORROROO DISTRICT COUNCIL". Quorn Mercury. SA. 3 December 1920. p. 3. Retrieved 1 February 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  21. ^ "ORROROO DISTRICT COUNCIL". The Times and Northern Advertiser, Peterborough, South Australia. 11 February 1921. p. 3. Retrieved 1 February 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  22. ^ "Orroroo District Council". The Times and Northern Advertiser, Peterborough, South Australia. 12 August 1921. p. 4. Retrieved 1 February 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  23. ^ "Meeting: At Orroroo Convened". The Advertiser. 13 February 1935. p. 18. Retrieved 12 November 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  24. ^ "Goyder's Line Gazette" (PDF). District Council of Orroroo Carrieton. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  25. ^ "BIOGRAPHICAL". The Register. LXXI, (18, 723). South Australia. 15 November 1906. p. 7. Retrieved 4 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  26. ^ "JOHN TRAVERS". The Times And Northern Advertiser, Peterborough, South Australia. 31 August 1928. p. 2. Retrieved 4 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia.