Unique IDAG-0068DescriptionThe Municipalities Act 1858 allowed for the incorporation of areas of NSW (other than the City of Sydney which functioned under its own 1842 legislation) as municipalities with local government organisations. The approval process required a petition from at least fifty householders in an area. A new municipality could be created from an area previously unincorporated, or from an area within the boundary of an existing municipality.
This agency has been created by the City of Sydney Archives to cover all the corporate and administrative offices of the Newtown Municipal Council. Apart from the corporation (the group of Alderman headed by the Mayor) the suburban municipalities surrounding the City of Sydney usually employed only a Town Clerk and a handful of other administrative staff.
A map of the municipality (dating from the 1880s) is attached, showing municipal boundaries and the Ward divisions.
From 1 January 1949, Newtown was absorbed by Sydney City Council.CreationNSW Gazette, 12 December 1862AbolitionLocal Government (Areas) Act 1948
Start date12th December 1862End date31st December 1948Relationship legacy dataRELATED TO: Newtown Municipal Council OR-0007 (12/12/1862 to 31/12/1948)
RELATED TO: Suburban municipal government FN-0029 (12/12/1862 to 31/12/1948) Source System ID68