Town of Midland
|Town of Midland
|Population||9,335 (1966 census)|
|• Density||1,436/km2 (3,720/sq mi)|
|Area||6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi)|
On 8 December 1895, the Municipality of Helena Vale was proclaimed as the local government authority for the rapidly growing town of Helena Vale. The name 'Helena Vale' was chosen because of its closeness to the Helena River.
The first meeting of the newly elected Municipality of Helena Vale was held at the goods shed of the Midland Railway Company on 18 December 1895. Edwin Halpin was sworn in as the first Mayor of Helena Vale along with Councillors Alfred Eggleston, Thomas Norman, William Smiley, Alexander Watt, Francis Honey and William Brown.
On 12 April 1901, it was renamed Midland Junction after the Midland Junction railway station that had opened in 1894. On 1 July 1961, it was restyled the Town of Midland following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.
On 1 April 1970, the Council was forced by the State Government to merge with the Shire of Swan-Guildford to form a new council that would operate effectively and economically for the area. It is now a major suburb within the City of Swan.
|Edwin James Halpin||1895–1898|
|William Gerald Lefroy||1899–1900|
|Alexander Ernest Watt||1901–1902|
|Dr William Elgee||1902–1903|
|Ferdinand Charles Farrall||1903–1905|
|William Robert Crosbie||1905–1906|
|Percival Ford Robinson||1906–1911|
|William Robert Crosbie||1924–1929|
|Joseph James Poynton||1929–1933|
|Arthur William Brown||1933–1933|
|Francis William Tuohy||1933–1939|
|George Alexander Kennedy||1939–1940|
|Albert Weston Pauly||1940–1946|
|Francis William Tuohy||1946–1947|
|James Howard Cole||1947–1955|
|Walter Samuel Doney||1955–1962|
|William Patrick Calnon||1962–1970|