List of mayors of Cairns

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This is a list of mayors of the Far North Queensland city of Cairns.

Cairns was originally established as a Borough with a Chairman from 1885 until 1903, when the Local Authorities Act 1902 transformed it into a Town with a Mayor. The Town achieved City status in 1923. In 1995, when the Shire of Mulgrave amalgamated into the City, the Mayor was elected by a much larger base of voters. In 2008, when the City was amalgamated with the Shire of Douglas into the Cairns Region, the Mayor's voter base expanded yet again.

Borough of Cairns (1885–1903)[edit]

The mayors of the Borough of Cairns were:[1]

Chairman Term Notes
Richard Ash Kingsford 1885–1886
Louis Severin 1886–1888
Richard Ash Kingsford 1889
Callaghan Walsh 1890
Louis Severin 1891
Alexander Frederick (Alec) Draper 1891–1893 [2]
Daniel Patience 1893–1894
James Lyons 1895–1896
Alec Draper 1897
Karl Aumuller 1898
Lyne Brown 1899
Richard Alfred Tills 1900–1901
Alec Draper 1902

Town of Cairns (1903–1923)[edit]

The mayors of the Town of Cairns were:[1]

Mayor Term
Louis Severin 1903
Donald McLachlan 1904
Charles McKenzie 1905
Edward Earl 1906
Richard Alfred Tills 1907
Sinclair Miller 1908
John Coxall 1909
Andrew Hartill-Law 1910
John George Hoare 1911
Charles McKenzie 1912–1913
Thomas Dillon 1914
John Griffiths 1915
Thomas Dillon 1915–1916
Thomas Henry Donaldson 1917
Alec Draper 1918–1919
Richard Cowle Foxdale Gelling 1919
John George Hoare 1920–1923

City of Cairns Council (1923–1995)[edit]

The mayors of the City of Cairns (prior to amalgamation) were:[3]

Mayor Term Notes
John George Hoare 1923–1924
Alec F. J. Draper 1924–1927 [4]
William Aloysius Collins 1927–1949 [5]
William Henry Murchison 1949–1952
William Fulton 1952–1960
S. Darcy Chataway 1960–1967
Colin Penridge 1967–1969
David Thomas De Jarlais 1969–1973
Kevin Francis Crathern 1973–1978
Ronald (Ron) Davis 1979–1988
Keith Goodwin 1988–1990
John Peter Cleland 1990–1991
Kevin Michael Byrne 1992–1995

City of Cairns Council (Amalgamated) (1995–2008)[edit]

The mayors of the City of Cairns (following amalgamation):[3]

Mayor Term
Thomas Alfred Pyne 1995–2000
Kevin Michael Byrne 2000–2008

Cairns Regional Council (2008–present)[edit]

Mayor Term
Valerie Jean (Val) Schier 3 April 2008 - 28 April 2012
Robert Charles (Bob) Manning 28 April 2012- Current

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/1982/pastmayors.pdf" (PDF). Cairns Heritage Page. Cairns Regional Council. Retrieved 19 February 2014.  External link in |title= (help)
  2. ^ Australian History Publishing Co (1936), Queensland and Queenslanders : incorporating 'Prominent Queenslanders', Australian History Publishing Co, p. 75, retrieved 1 October 2015  — available online
  3. ^ a b "Mayors of the Cairns City Council" (PDF). Cairns Heritage Page. Cairns Regional Council. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Australian History Publishing Co (1936), Queensland and Queenslanders : incorporating 'Prominent Queenslanders', Australian History Publishing Co, p. 78, retrieved 1 October 2015  — available online