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Town of Walkerville

The Corporation of the Town of Walkerville (or Town of Walkerville) is a small local government area in the central suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia.

The residents of the Town of Walkerville are represented by a mayor and eight councillors. The area is home to the highest concentration of top earners in South Australia[3], and was named "South Australia's richest postcode" in 2016.[4]

History

The District Council of Walkerville was first proclaimed on 5 July 1855, severing the area from the District Council of Yatala after a petition by local residents proclaimed a desire to break away from the larger District Council of Yatala (proclaimed in 1853). [5][6] Initially, only the suburbs of Walkerville and Gilberton seceded from Yatala but within a few months, Medindie and North Walkerville (now part of Walkerville proper, east of Fuller Street) were annexed by Walkerville. The district boundaries remained unchanged until 1970 when Vale Park was annexed from the City of Enfield.

Early council meetings were held in a room at the local pub, the Sussex Arms. In 1893 the council seat moved across Stephen Terrace to the present location by the Walkerville Town Hall on Walkerville Terrace, Gilberton.

It was granted corporate town status on 1 October 1944, becoming the Town of Walkerville.[7]

Suburbs

Mayors (formerly Chairmen) of Walkerville

Written List


List of Mayors of Walkerville (since 1939)
Lists the Ward that the Mayor served before and after their tenure and all elections they contested. Data taken from South Australian Government Gazettes, LGA reports and Mayoral biographical articles.[19][20][21]

Name
(Birth-Death)
Portrait Tenure Council Constituency Elections Mayoral
Elections
John Creswell
(1891-1975)
7 August
1939
8 July
1944
Walkerville
1934-1961
1934, 1936,
1938, 1940,
1942, 1944,
1943, 1944
1946, 1947,
1951, 1953,
1955, 1957,
1959
1939, 1940,
1941, 1942
Frank Wilson
(1884-1969)
Mayor Frank Davies.jpg 24 July
1944
7 July
1946
North Walkerville
1936-1956
1942, 1944,
1946, 1948,
1950, 1952,
1954
1955
George Shaw
(1883-1954)
George Dorricutt Shaw.jpg 8 July
1946
3 July
1948
Walkerville
1933-1945
1933, 1935,
1937, 1939,
1941, 1942,
1943, 1944
1946, 1947
1946
Frederick Rungie
(1885-1966)
3 July
1948
7 July
1951
Medindie
1941-1948
1941, 1943,
1945, 1946,
1947, 1948,
1949
1948
Howard Dayman
(1893-1957)
7 July
1951
2 July
1955+
Walkerville
1945-1957+
1945, 1946,
1948, 1950,
1951, 1953,
1955, 1956
1951, 1953
Frank Wilson
(1884-1969)
Mayor Frank Davies.jpg 2 July
1955
7 July
1956
North Walkerville
1936-1956
1942, 1944,
1946, 1948,
1950, 1952,
1954
1955
Cecil Searle
(1890-1967)
Cecil Searle.jpg 7 July
1956
1 July
1961
North Walkerville
1953-1956
1953, 1956,
1959
1956, 1959
The Honourable
Lancelot Milne
(1915-1995)
Lance Milne.jpg 1 July
1961
4 July
1964
No constituency
1961-1964
1961, 1963 1961, 1963
Ernest Phillipson
(1911-2001)
Ernest Phillipson.jpg 4 July
1964
2 July
1966
Medindie
1962-1964;
1966-1974
1962, 1964,
1966, 1968,
1970, 1972
1964
Leonard Ewens
(1910-1981)
2 July
1966
5 July
1969
Medindie
1958-1962;
1964-1966

Gilbert
1969-1970
1958, 1960,
1964, 1966,
1968, 1969
1966, 1968
Edwin Scales
(1903-1987)
Edwin Scales.jpg 5 July
1969
2 July
1977
Gilbert
1958-1969
Medindie
1977-1979
1958, 1960,
1962, 1964,
1966, 1968,
1970, 1971,
1972, 1973,
1974, 1975,
1976, 1977
1969, 1970,
1971, 1972,
1973, 1974,
1975, 1976
Kenneth Price
(1921-2008)
2 July
1977
2 October
1982
Medindie
1975-1977;
1982-1990
1975, 1977,
1979, 1982,
1985, 1987,
1989
1977, 1979
George Sparnon
(1923-2000)
2 October
1982
2 May
1987
Walkerville
1965-1982
1965, 1966,
1968, 1970,
1971, 1972,
1973, 1974,
1975, 1976,
1977, 1979,
1982, 1985
1982, 1985
Margot Vowles
(born c.1949)
2 May
1987
4 May
1991
Gilbert
1978-1987;
1991-2000
1978, 1979,
1982, 1985,
1987, 1989,
1991, 1993,
1995, 1997
1987, 1989
Ian McBryde
(1928-2005)
Mayor Ian B. McBryde.jpg 4 May
1991
6 May
1995
Medindie
1979-1981
Walkerville
1987-1991;
1995-1997
1979,
1987, 1989,
1991, 1993,
1995
1991, 1993
Rosemary Craddock
(born c.1950)
6 May
1995
6 May
2000
Medindie
1989-1995
1989, 1991
1993, 1995,
1997
1995, 1997
John Rich 6 May
2000
10 November
2006
Gilbert & Medindie
1995-2000
1995, 1997
2000, 2003
2000, 2003
David Whiting
(born 1950)
10 November
2006
18 November
2010
Vale Park
1993-2018
1993, 1995
1997, 2000,
2003, 2006,
2010, 2014
2006
Heather Wright
(born 1944)
18 November
2010
7 April
2014
Vale Park
2005-2014
1993, 1995
1997, 2000,
2003, 2006,
2010, 2014
2006
ACTING
Anthony Reade
7 April
2014
8 November
2014
Vale Park
1997-2014
1997, 2000
2003, 2006,
2010
(Acting)
Raymond Grigg
(born 1941)
8 November
2014
19 November
2018
No constituency
2014-2018
2014 2014
Elizabeth Fricker
(born 1962)
19 November
2018
incumbent Walkerville
2014-present
2014, 2018 2018

See also

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Walkerville (M)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2017.Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Eastern Adelaide SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "How does your income compare to everyone else's?". ABC News. 21 May 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Revealed: SA's new richest postcode". The Advertiser. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "The Corporation of the Town of Walkerville". The Corporation of the Town of Walkerville. 17 November 2009. Retrieved 2010.
  6. ^ Marsden, Susan (2012). "LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA: A HISTORY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COUNCILS to 1936" (PDF). In April 1855, Walkerville ratepayers petitioned to allow a very large part of Yatala to be created as a separate District of Walkerville; the size of the division was opposed by other ratepayers, and on 5 July 1855 a much smaller DC of Walkerville was proclaimed, although it gained additional portions of Yatala District on 1 November 1855 and on 21 April 1859.
  7. ^ "Local History". Town of Walkerville. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ The Critic (1909). The Tramways of Adelaide, past, present, and future : a complete illustrated and historical souvenir of the Adelaide tramways from the inception of the horse trams to the inauguration of the present magnificent electric trolley car system. Adelaide: The Critic.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Matthews, Penny (1986), South Australia, the civic record, 1836-1986, Wakefield Press, ISBN 978-0-949268-82-2
  10. ^ "Members Listing". Order of Australia Association - South Australian Branch. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ Eichler, Kurtis (27 February 2014). "Walkerville Council debate sparks new call for smaller councils to amalgamate". City North Messenger. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ South Australian Government Gazette, 4 April 1991
  13. ^ South Australian Government Gazette, 8 April 1993
  14. ^ Gavin, Andrew (13 April 2000). "Mayors decide it's time to go". The Advertiser.
  15. ^ "Walkerville News" (PDF). Town of Walkerville. April-June 2007. Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ "Heritage preservation and progress in Walkerville" (PDF). Walkerville Voice. Town of Walkerville. Spring 2010. Retrieved 2016.
  17. ^ Eichler, Kurtis (15 April 2014). "Walkerville Mayor Heather Wright has stepped down due to illness". City North Messenger. Retrieved 2016.
  18. ^ Spencer, Sarah (8 November 2014). "Former RAA president Ray Grigg elected as Mayor at Walkerville Council". City North Messenger. Retrieved 2016.
  19. ^ Eichler, Kurtis (15 April 2014). "Walkerville Mayor Heather Wright has stepped down due to illness". City North Messenger. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ Spencer, Sarah (8 November 2014). "Former RAA president Ray Grigg elected as Mayor at Walkerville Council". The Advertiser. Retrieved 2019.
  21. ^ Advertiser, The (1 June 2018). "Former RAA president Ray Grigg elected as Mayor at Walkerville Council". The Advertiser. Retrieved 2019.

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