Unique IDAG-0070DescriptionThe 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 Paddington 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 the boundaries and Ward divisions.
From 1 January 1949, Paddington was absorbed by Sydney City Council.CreationNSW Gazette, 20 April 1860AbolitionLocal Government (Areas) Act 1948
Start date20th April 1860End date31st December 1948Relationship legacy dataRELATED TO: Paddington Municipal Council OR-0005 (20/04/1860 to 31/12/1948)
RELATED TO: Suburban municipal government FN-0029 (20/04/1860 to 31/12/1948) Source System ID70