Proclamation of the Municipality of Castlereagh

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NSW Government Gazette, 9 September 1895

No. 603
MONDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER

1895

NEW SOUTH WALES, to wit

Proclamation by His Excellency The Honorable Sir FREDERICK MATTHEW DARLEY, Lieutenant-Governor of the Colony of New South Wales and. its Dependencies.

WHEREAS the Municipalities Act of 1867 provides for the constitution of a Municipality on receipt of a Petition signed by not fewer than fifty persons who would upon incorporation be liable to be assessed for Municipal taxes in respect of property or household residence within the area proposed to be so incorporated: And whereas a Petition signed by one hundred and ten persons liable to be so assessed upon such incorporation has been received by the Lieutenant-Governor, praying for a Municipality, to be styled the “Municipal District of Castlereagh”. And whereas the substance and prayer of such Petition have been duly published in the Government Gazette and otherwise, in accordance with the said Act: Now, therefore I, Sir FREDERICK MATTHEW DARLEY, the Lieutenant-Governor aforesaid, in pursuance of the provisions of the said Act, and with the advice of the Executive Council, do, by this. my Proclamation, declare that the area hereinafter described shall be and the same is hereby constituted a Municipality under the name and style of the ” Municipal District of Castlereagh,” viz:-

County of Cumberland, parishes of Castlereagh and Londonderry, area about 4754 square miles : Commencing on the eastern back of the Nepean River, at the southwest corner of the parish of Ham Common ; thence by the boundary dividing that parish from the parishes of Castlereagh. and Londonderry easterly to the centre of the road from Richmond to Parramatta ; thence by a line along the centre of that road south- easterly to the centre of South Creek; thence by the centre of that creek upwards to the northern boundary of the Municipal District of St. Marys, as proclaimed 4th March, 1890; thence by that boundary, being the north boundaries of Elizabeth King’s 610 acres, George Collisse’s 50 acres,

and James Kernaban’s 102 acres, and its prolongation westerly to the centre of the road from Bringelly to Windsor ; thence by a line along the centre of that road (which partly forms the eastern boundary of the Municipal District of Penrith, as Proclaimed 26tb July, 1893) northerly to the northern boundary of that Municipal District. being the easterly prolongation of a line along the centre of tha road, forming the northern boundary of Thos. Faux’s 86 acres, parish of Castlereagh; thence by that prolongation and a line along the centre of that road and the road forming the northern boundaries of Robert Stuart’s, junior, 58 acres 1 rood, Nathaniel Lawrence’s 70 acres, William. Baker’s 140 acres, Thomas Bigger’s 100 acres, and Edwd. Field’s 100 acres, westerly to the eastern boundary of Elizabeth M. Hume’s 60 acres; thence by part of that boundary northerly and by the northern boundary of that land westerly to the creek forming the eastern boundary of John. Pugh’s 190 acres; thence by that, creek northerly to the centre of the road forming the northern boundary of that land; thence by a line along the centre of that road and its prolongation westerly to the centre of the road forming its western boundary; thence by a line along the centre of that road southerly to meet the easterly prolongation of a line along the centre of the road forming, the northern boundary of Thomas Lambley’s 80 acres; thence by that prolongation and by a line along the centre of that road westerly to the eastern bank of the Nepean River; thence by that river northerly, to the point of commencement.

Given under my, Hand and the Seal of the Colony, at Government House, Sydney. this seventh day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, and in the fifty-ninth year of Her Majesty’s Reign.

By His Excellency’s Command,

JAMES N. BRUNKER.

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