Mulgoa Municipal Council – Aldermen

The list of councillors who served with the Municipality of Mulgoa from 1893 until 1913 has been compiled from the Nepean Times as the records of the Municipality have not survived. From 1893-1907 elections were held yearly, with two councillors elected each year. Retiring councillors have been listed at the beginning of the year. Mulgoa, although a small municipality, experienced frequent changes in councillors and the position of mayor. Where possible, these changes have been documented.

During 1905-1906, a compulsory system of local government incorporation was introduced. The Local Government (Shires) Act divided the whole state into shires (except for existing municipalities and the Western Division). The Local Government (Extension) Act applied the Local Government (Shires) Act to municipalities. These two Acts were then combined to form the Local Government Act of 1906. This meant that councils in new South Wales could no longer make by-laws or ordinances. Additionally, local government elections were held on a triennial (three yearly) basis from 1908.

A petition from the Under Secretary of Public Works signed by electors asking for the Mulgoa Municipality and Nepean Shire to be united was presented at a meeting of the Mulgoa Council on 4 September 1911. On 25 November 1911, an Amalgamation Notice for the Mulgoa Municipality and Nepean Shire was printed in the Nepean Times.

The last meeting of the Mulgoa Council was held on 27 June 1913. Mulgoa was then absorbed into the Nepean Shire with the first meeting of the enlarged Shire Council being held on 9 July 1913.

1893

Arthur Winbourn Stephen – Mayor
George Thomas Ritter Chapman
Charles Jesse Harrison
William Mills
Joseph Outridge
Eli James Turnbull

1894

Retiring Councillors
Eli James Turnbull – Re-elected
William Mills – Did not stand for re-election
Elected Councillors
Arthur Winbourn Stephen – Mayor
George Thomas Ritter Chapman
Charles Jesse Harrison
Joseph Outridge
Eli James Turnbull
Robert George Wallace – Newly Elected

1895

Retiring Councillors
Charles Harrison – Re-elected
Arthur Winbourn Stephen – Did not stand for re-election
Elected Councillors
Eli James Turnbull – Mayor
George Thomas Ritter Chapman – In August 1895, Chapman’s seat was declared vacant due to non-attendance
Francis Earp – Newly Elected
Charles Jesse Harrison
Joseph Outridge
Robert George Wallace
William Henry Wrench – Newly elected to replace George Thomas Ritter Chapman

1896

Retiring Councillors
Joseph Outridge – Re-elected
William Henry Wrench – Defeated
Elected Councillors
Eli James Turnbull – Mayor. Resigned in April 1896
Francis Earp
Charles Jesse Harrison
Richard Lennox – Newly elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Eli Turnbull
William J Lovatt – Newly elected
Joseph Outridge
Robert George Wallace – Elected as Mayor after Ely Turnbull’s resignation

1897

Retiring Councillors
Richard Lennox – Re-elected unopposed
Robert George Wallace – Re-elected unopposed
Elected Councillors
Robert George Wallace – Mayor
Francis Earp
Charles Jesse Harrison
Richard Lennox
William J Lovatt
Joseph Outridge

1898

Retiring Councillors
Francis Earp – Did not stand for re-election
Charles Jesse Harrison
Elected Councillors
Robert George Wallace – Mayor
Charles Jesse Harrison
Charles Hudson – Newly elected
Richard Lennox
William J Lovatt
Joseph Outridge

1899

Retiring Councillors
William J Lovatt – Re-elected
Joseph Outridge – Does not stand for re-election
Elected Councillors
Charles Hudson – Mayor. Resigned in July 1899
Charles Jesse Harrison – Elected as Mayor after Charles Hudson’s resignation
Richard Lennox
William J Lovatt
Charles Skinner – Elected in August 1899 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles Hudson
Robert George Wallace
David Evan Williams

1900

Retiring Councillors
Richard Lennox – Defeated
Robert George Wallace
Elected Councillors
David Evan Williams – Mayor
Alfred James Blaikie – Newly elected
Charles Jesse Harrison – Resigned in April 1900
William J Lovatt
Charles Skinner
Robert George Wallace
William Henry Wrench – Newly elected in April 1900 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles Jesse Harrison

1901

Retiring Councillors
Charles Skinner – Did not stand for re-election
William Henry Wrench – Re-elected
Elected Councillors
David Evan Williams – Mayor; resigned in November 1901
Alfred James Blaikie
J. Eisenhuth – It is believed that J Eisenhuth was newly elected in January 1902 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of David Evan Williams
William J Lovatt
Alfred Edward Mayo – Newly elected
Robert George Wallace
William Henry Wrench – Elected Mayor after the resignation of David Evan Williams

1902

Retiring Councillors
J Eisenhuth – Did not stand for re-election
William J Lovatt – Did not stand for re-election
Elected Councillors
Alfred James Blaikie – Mayor
Richard Beindge Baynes – Newly elected
George Henry Barrow – Newly elected
Alfred Edward Mayo
Robert George Wallace
William Henry Wrench

1903

Retiring Councillors
Robert George Wallace – Elected unopposed
Alfred James Blaikie – Elected unopposed
Elected Councillors
Richard Beindge Baynes – Elected Mayor in November 1903 after the resignation of Robert George Wallace
Alfred James Blaikie
George Henry Barrow
Peter Charles Hewitt – It is presumed that Peter Charles Hewitt was newly elected in July 1903 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Henry Wrench
William Leggo (Senior) – It is presumed that William Leggo was newly elected in December 1903 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert George Wallace
Alfred Edward Mayo
Robert George Wallace – Elected Mayor after the resignation of William Henry Wrench. Resigned in November 1903
William Henry Wrench – Resigned in June 1903

1904

Retiring Councillors
Alfred Edward Mayo – Re-elected
Peter Charles Hewitt – Re-elected
Elected Councillors
Richard Beindge Baynes – Mayor
Alfred James Blaikie
George Henry Barrow – Resigned or seat declared vacant due to non-attendance
John Fowler – It is presumed that John Fowler was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Peter Charles Hewitt
Peter Charles Hewitt – Died in office during September 1904
William Leggo (Senior)
Alfred Edward Mayo
J W Muir – It is presumed that J W Muir was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the departure of George Henry Barrow

1905

Retiring Councillors
Richard Beindge Baynes – Re-elected
J W Muir – Re-elected
Elected Councillors
Richard Beindge Baynes – Mayor
Alfred James Blaikie – In October 1905, Alfred James Blaikie’s seat was declared vacant due to non-attendance
John Fowler
William Leggo (Senior)
Alfred Edward Mayo
J W Muir
John Thomas – It is presumed that Thomas was elected to to fill the vacancy caused by the departure of Alfred James Blaikie

1906

Retiring Councillors
William Leggo (Senior) – Re-elected
John Thomas – Presumed did not stand for re-election
Elected Councillors
Richard Beindge Baynes – Mayor
Alfred James Blaikie – Presumed newly elected
John Fowler
William Leggo (Senior)
Alfred Edward Mayo
J W Muir

1907

Retiring Councillors
Alfred Edward Mayo – Re-elected
John Fowler – Re-elected
Elected Councillors
Richard Beindge Baynes – Mayor
Alfred James Blaikie
John Fowler
William Leggo (Senior)
Alfred Edward Mayo
J W Muir

1908

Elected Councillors
Richard Beindge Baynes – Mayor
George Henry Barrow – Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Alfred Edward Mayo
Alfred James Blaikie
John Fowler – Resigned in August 1908
William Leggo (Senior)
Alfred Edward Mayo – It is believed that Alfred Edward Mayo resigned
J W Muir
John O’Grady – Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Fowler

1909

Elected Councillors
Richard Beindge Baynes – Mayor
George Henry Barrow
Alfred James Blaikie
John Fowler – Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the departure of J W Muir
William Leggo (Senior)
J W Muir – In April 1909 it is believed that J W Muir resigned or his seat was declared vacant due to non-attendance
John O’Grady

1910

Elected Councillors
Richard Beindge Baynes – Mayor
John Adams – Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John O’Grady. Adams was also serving as a Councillor on the Nepean Shire
George Henry Barrow
Alfred James Blaikie
John Fowler
William Leggo (Senior)
John O’Grady – Resigned in January 1910

1911

Elected Councillors
Richard Beindge Baynes – Mayor
John Adams – Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the departure of George Henry Barrow
George Henry Barrow – It is believed that George Henry Barrow resigned or his seat was declared vacant due to non-attendance
Alfred James Blaikie
Joshua Booth
Caleb Deane
Frank Septimus Leggo

1912

Elected Councillors
Richard Beindge Baynes – Mayor
John Adams
Alfred James Blaikie
Joshua Booth
William Bray – It is believed that Bray was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the departure of Frank Septimus Leggo
Caleb Deane – It is believed that Caleb Deane’s seat was declared vacant due to non-attendance as Deane had moved from the area in December 1911
John Fowler – It is believed that John Fowler was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the departure of Caleb Deane
Frank Septimus Leggo – It is believed that Frank Septimus Leggo resigned or his seat was declared vacant due to non-attendance

1913

Elected Councillors
John Adams – Mayor
Richard Beindge Baynes
Alfred James Blaikie
Joshua Booth
William Bray
John Fowler