City of Brighton (Victoria) - Wikiwand
For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for City of Brighton (Victoria).

City of Brighton (Victoria)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

City of Brighton
Victoria
Location in Melbourne
Population35,000 (1992)[1]
 • Density2,600/km2 (6,720/sq mi)
Established1859
Area13.48 km2 (5.2 sq mi)
Council seatBrighton
RegionMelbourne
CountyBourke
LGAs around City of Brighton:
St Kilda Caulfield Caulfield
Port Phillip City of Brighton Moorabbin
Port Phillip Sandringham Moorabbin

The City of Brighton was a local government area about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The city covered an area of 13.48 square kilometres (5.20 sq mi), and existed from 1859 until 1994.

History

Brighton was first incorporated as a borough on 18 January 1859. It annexed some land in Elwood and Elsternwick in 1870, and became a town on 18 March 1887. It annexed 13.8 hectares (34.1 acres) from the City of Moorabbin on 3 April 1912, and on 12 March 1919, it was proclaimed a city.[2] From 1861 onwards, Thomas Bent was associated with the council, being its mayor on several occasions before becoming Treasurer and Premier of Victoria from 1904 until 1909.[3]

Council meetings were held at the court house until 1886, when a stuccoed building, designed by Wilson and Beswicke, was constructed at the corner of Wilson and Carpenter Streets in Brighton and subsequently remodelled in 1933. A new building, housing the council chambers and offices, was built in Boxshall Street to mark the centenary of the municipality in 1959.[4] The former town hall is now home to the Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre which includes the Bayside Gallery, Brighton Historical Society, Brighton Theatre Company and Brighton Art Society.

On 15 December 1994, the City of Brighton was abolished, and, along with the City of Sandringham and parts of the suburbs of Cheltenham, Highett and Beaumaris, was merged into the City of Bayside.[5]

Former Mayors

List of former mayors of Brighton, Victoria
Year Mayor
1859 Cr. T. Warner
1860 Cr. G.W. Rusden
1861 Cr. G.W. Rusden
1863 Cr. R.K. Hammond
1864 Cr. R.K. Hammond
1865 Cr. T. Crisp
1866 Cr. R.K. Hammond
1867 Cr. T. Crisp
1868 Cr. T. Crisp
1869 Cr. Thomas Wilson
1870 Cr. J.L. Strudwieke
1871 Cr. W.P. Allen
1872 Cr. G.W. Rusden
1873 Cr. R.K. Hammond
1874 The Hon. Sir Thomas Bent
1875 Cr. J.G. Tanner
1876 Cr. J.G. Tanner
1877 Cr. D. Masterton
1878 The Hon. Sir Thomas Bent
1879 The Hon. Sir Thomas Bent
1880 Cr. W. Lynch
1881 Cr. W. Lynch
1882 Cr. S. Francis
1883 Cr. A. Walstab
1884 The Hon. Sir Thomas Bent
1885 The Hon. Sir Thomas Bent
1886 Cr. J.F. Hamilton
1887 The Hon. Sir Thomas Bent
1888 The Hon. Sir Thomas Bent
1889 Cr. W. Burrows
1890 Cr. A. Walstab
1891 Cr. A. Walstab
1892 Cr. M.J.S. Gair
1893 Cr. W. Macansh
1894 Cr. A. Walstab
1895 Cr. Thomas Wilson
1896 Cr. Thomas Wilson
1897 Cr. F. Davies
1898 Cr. J.B. Backhouse
1899 Cr. A.R. Stone
1900 Cr. J. Peacock
1901 Cr. W.A. Adamson
1902 Cr. W.H. Allard
1903 The Hon. Sir Thomas Bent
1904 Cr. E.J. Hartley
1905 Cr. Thomas Wilson
1906 Cr. J.F. Hamilton
1907 Cr. W.F. Weigall
1908 The Hon. Sir Thomas Bent
1909 Cr. R.A. Edmanson
1910 Cr. R.A. Edmanson
1911 Cr. W.P. Francis
1912 Cr. Thomas Wilson
1913 Cr. Thomas Wilson
1914 Cr. S. Dutton Green
1915 Cr. J.B. Grout
1916 Cr. J.B. Grout
1917 Cr. J.J. Hanby
1918 Cr. W.P. Francis
1919 Cr. Thomas Wilson
1920 Cr. H.E. Pullman
1921 Cr. H.E. Hall
1922 Cr. J.W. Satchwell
1923 Cr. P.A. Oakley
1924 Cr. J.A. Grant
1925 Cr. W.E. Briggs
1926 Cr. E.M. Flannagan
1927 Cr. H.A. Abbott
1928 Cr. H.E. Pullman
1929 Cr. J.B. Wilson
1930 Cr. A.R. Horton
1931 Cr. F.E. Rogers
1932 The Hon. Sir James Kennedy
1933 Cr. H.E. Hall
1934 Cr. J. Redapple
1935 Cr. J.A. Grant
1936 Cr. R.E. Tracey
1937 Cr. R.E. Tracey
1938 Cr. F.E. Rogers
1939 Cr. E.M. Young
1940 Cr. D.F. Granter
1941 Cr. R.T. Breen
1942 Cr. W.J. Orr
1943 Cr. A.R. Roberts, D.C.M.
1944 Cr. R.E. Trickey
1945 Cr. R.E. Tracey
1946 Cr. C.W.W. Turner
1947 Cr. H.H. Lawrence
1948 Cr. J.E. Stamp
1949 Cr. D.F. Granter
1950 Cr. R.H. Wallman
1951 Cr. A.R. Roberts, D.C.M.
1952 Cr. R.E. Trickey
1953 Cr. R.H. Wallman
1954 Cr. A.F. Bottomley, O.B.E.
1955 Cr. F.M. Julyan
1956 Cr. J.E. Stamp
1957 Cr. A.W. McLiesh
1958 Cr. R.G. Ward
1959 Cr. W.B. Lovell
1960 Cr. F.J. Lain, D.F.C.
1961 Cr. R.H. Wallman
1962 Cr. T.R. Matthews
1963 Cr. A.R. Roberts, D.C.M.
1964 Cr. J.E. Brown, M.B.E.
1965 Cr. L.F. Connolly
1966 Cr. A.F. Bottomley, O.B.E.
1967 Cr. W.B. Lovell
1968 Cr. F.J. Lain, D.F.C.
1969 Cr. L.F. Connolly
1970 Cr. G.K. Grant
1971 Cr. M.W. Eise, M.B.E.
1972 Cr. K.S. Devenport
1973 Cr. W.L. Rait
1974 Cr. L.W. Mason
1975 Cr. J.E. Brown, M.B.E.
1976 Cr. L.W. Mason
1977 Cr. W.C. Landells
1978 Cr. A.C. Sidaway
1979 Cr. J.E. Brown, M.B.E.
1980 Cr. A.C. Sidaway
1981 Cr. S.M. Allmand
1982 Cr. L.J. Coysh
1983 Cr. D.G. Garnet-Thomas
1984 Cr. K.E. Harman
1985 Cr. R.F. Smyth
1986 Cr. B.F. Roberts
1987 Cr. I.M. Thompson
1988 Cr. R.W. Evans
1989 Cr. R.A. Haig
1990 Cr. S.M. Cooper
1991 Cr. N.G. Economou
1992 Cr. I. Locco
1993 Cr. B.J. Henderson
1994 Cr. K.D. Oliver

Wards

The City of Brighton was divided into four wards in May 1945, each electing three councillors:

  • Centre Ward
  • East Ward
  • North Ward
  • South Ward

Geography

Brighton Beach on Boxing Day ca.1880
Brighton Beach on Boxing Day ca.1880

The council area covered the suburbs of Brighton and Brighton East, and was bounded by Port Phillip to the west; Head Street, St Kilda Street and Glen Huntly Road to the north; Nepean Highway, North Road, Thomas Street and Nepean Highway to the east; and South Road and New Street to the south.[6]

Population

Year Population
1861 2,051
1901 10,047
1921 21,235
1947 39,769
1954 40,458
1958 42,000*
1961 41,302
1966 40,594
1971 39,189
1976 35,673
1981 33,697
1986 33,195
1991 32,230

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. p. 49. ISSN 0067-1223.
  2. ^ Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 318–319. Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
  3. ^ Monash University (1999). "Australian Places - Brighton". Archived from the original on 16 August 2003. Retrieved 4 January 2008.
  4. ^ Bate, Weston (1962). A History of Brighton. Melbourne University Press.
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (1 August 1995). Victorian local government amalgamations 1994-1995: Changes to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (PDF). Commonwealth of Australia. p. 4. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 16 December 2007.
  6. ^ Melway - Greater Melbourne Street Directory (22nd edition). Glen Iris, Victoria: Melway Publishing Pty Ltd. 1993. pp. Maps 67–68, 76–77. ISSN 0311-3957.

Coordinates: 37°54′18″S 144°59′46″E / 37.905°S 144.996°E / -37.905; 144.996

{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
City of Brighton (Victoria)
Listen to this article