NEW SOUTH WALES, to wit.
(L. S.) BELMORE, Governor-
Proclamation by His Excellency the Right Honorable SOMERSET RICHARD, EARL OF BELMORE, A Member of Her Majesty’s Most Honorable Privy Council in Ireland, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of New South Wales, and Vice-Admiral of the same.
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 seventy-six persons liable to be so assessed upon such incorporation has been received by the Governor, praying for a Municipality to be styled the “Municipal District of Penrith”: 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, SOMERSET RICHARD, EARL OF BELMORE, the 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 Penrith,” viz:- County of Cumberland, parishes of Castlereagh, Mulgoa, and Bringelly: Commencing on the eastern bank of the Nepean River, at the centre of a road dividing T. Lumbley’s 80 acres from T. Cheshire’s 140 acres, parish of Castlereagh; and bounded thence on the west by the Nepean River upwards to the boundary dividing J. Blaxland’s 6,710 acres from D. Wentworth’s 1,200 acres, parish of Bringelly; on the south by that boundary easterly to the centre of the northern road from Camden to Richmond: on the east by a line northerly along the centre of that road, crossing the Great
Western Road, to the centre of the road forming the northern boundaries of T. Faux’s 86 acres, R. Stuart’s (jun.) 58 acres 1 rood, N. Lawrence’s 70 acres, W. Baker’s 140 acres, T. Bigger’s 100 acres, and E. Field’s 100 acres, parish of Castlereagh; on the north by a line westerly along the centre of that road to the eastern boundary of E. M. Hume’s 50 acres; thence by that boundary to the north-east corner of that land; thence by the boundary dividing that 50 acres from R. Marsh’s 150 acres, westerly to the small creek dividing that 150 acres, and T. Green’s 50 acres, from J. Pugh’s 190 acres; thence by that creek northerly to the centre of the road dividing that 190 acres from J. Morris’s 160 acres; thence by a line westerly along the centre of that road to the centre of the road dividing the 190 acres and 160 acres aforesaid from T. Cheshire’s 160 acres aforesaid: thence by a line along the centre of that road southerly to the centre of the aforesaid road, dividing T. Lumbley’s 80 acres from T. Cheshire’s 140 acres aforesaid; and thence by a line westerly along the centre of that road, to the point of commencement.
Given under my Hand and the Seal of the Colony, at Government House, Sydney, this twelfth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, and in the thirty-fourth Year of Her Majesty’s Reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN !
Printed and Published by THOMAS RICHARDS, Government Printer, Phillip-street.
13th May. 1871.