Collection L5 - Launceston City Council : Reports Collection

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Launceston City Council : Reports Collection


  • 1973-1974 (Creation)

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2 booklets

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(1853 -)

Administrative history

Launceston was proclaimed a municipality by an Act of Parliament on October 30, 1852. The proclamation came 47 years after the area then known as Patersonia, had been settled by a British garrison lead by Lieutenant Colonel Williams Patterson. Seven Aldermen were elected to the Launceston Town Council in January 1853, at the first Local Government elections held in Van Diemen's Land. Aldermen elected the first Mayor, Alderman William Stammers Button, later that day at the first meeting of the Town Council. For more information see:

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Launceston City Council

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Collection consists of the Launceston City Council annual departmental reports, 1973-74, and, the Mayor's Valedictory address, 1973-1974 given by Alderman David Vincent Gunn

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Access: Public documents

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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gc September 2018




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