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White Hills Petition 1860


 

WHITE  HILLS,  SANDHURST

 

PETITION  UNDER  THE  MUNICIPAL  ACT                        23rd March 1860

The petitioners state that they are householders within the meaning of the Act 18 Victoria No.15, and reside within the portion of the Municipal district of Sandhurst described, and which they desire to have created into a separate municipality,

viz. –Commencing at a point called or known by the name of Simon’s Point on the north-west; thence in a straight line to a point called or known by the name of Washington Haycock’s Point on the north-east; thence in a straight line south to a point to the north of a bridge called or known by the name of King’s Bridge, taking the northern part of the said bridge as the boundary, and from Simon’s Point on the north-west as aforesaid to a point north of King’s Bridge aforesaid to a straight line with the said point drawn from Washington Haycock’s Point to the north of King’s Bridge aforesaid in a straight line with the said point drawn from Washington Haycock’s to the north of King’s Bridge as aforesaid, as delineated on the plan in the petition.

They further state that the area of the locality above described does not contain nine square miles. Nor is any one point therein distant more than six miles from any other point, and that it contains a population of householders of not less than three hundred.

That, although resident in the municipal district of Sandhurst, they are subject to great loss and inconvenience in consequence of their remoteness from its business centre and the courts there situated:

That they are therefore of opinion that the erection of their locality into a distinct municipal district will confer a great benefit on themselves and all others there resident, and tend greatly to its prosperity.

And the petitioners pray as follows:-

Your petitioners therefore pray your Excellency that you will be pleased, with the consent of the Legislative Council, to declare by proclamation, the said locality to be a municipal district by the name of "The White Hills Municipality” or by such other name as your Excellency may think fit, and that your Excellency will be pleased to define the limits and boundaries thereof.”

Signed;   JAMES  EAGAN  WALL  (Chairman)

              WILLIAM  MUIR (Honorary Secretary)

                                            

List of names on Petition