Unique IDAG-0071DescriptionThe 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.
In 1860 Waterloo Municipality was formed from part of the area incorporated by the Redfern Municipal Council. In 1868 it lost some of its area to the newly created Alexandria Municipal Council.
This agency has been created by the City of Sydney Archives to cover all the corporate and administrative offices of the Waterloo 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. It shows the boundaries and Ward divisions.
On 1 January 1949 Waterloo Council was amalgamated with Sydney City Council.CreationNSW Gazette, 17 May 1860AbolitionLocal Government (Areas) Act 1948
Start date17th May 1860End date31st December 1948Relationship legacy dataPRECEDED BY: Redfern Municipal Council AG-0069 (11/08/1860)
RELATED TO: Waterloo Municipal Council OR-0006 (17/05/1860 to 31/12/1948)
RELATED TO: Suburban municipal government FN-0029 (17/05/1860 to 31/12/1948) Source System ID71