Corporate Town of Davenport
South Australia
Corporate Town of Davenport is located in South Australia
Corporate Town of Davenport
Corporate Town of Davenport
Coordinates32°29′48″S 137°46′09″E / 32.496744°S 137.769173°E / -32.496744; 137.769173
Population1,128 (1923)[1]
Established1887
Abolished1932

The Corporate Town of Davenport was a local government area in South Australia that existed from 1887 to 1932 on land now located within the suburb of Port Augusta.[2][3][4]

A proposal to create a new local government area consisting of suburbs "annexed to the existing Corporation of Port Augusta" was discussed by residents interested in "the subject of local self-government" as recently as February 1887. On 1 March 1887, a meeting at the Pastoral Hotel agreed boundaries for a new corporation to be called Davenport which was to consist of three wards named First, Second and Third and signed a petition arguing for the creation of the new corporation.[4] The corporation was gazetted by the Government of South Australia on 25 August 1887.[3]

It was separate from the adjacent District Council of Davenport, which was renamed Woolundunga in 1893 to avoid confusion between the two.[5][6]

In 1923, it had a reported population of 1,128, residing in 239 dwellings, with the municipality having a capital value of £126,600.[1] As recently as 1931, it operated from offices located in Stirling Road which is now located in the suburb of Port Augusta.[7][2]

On 28 April 1932 it merged into the existing Corporate Town of Port Augusta, along with the Corporate Town of Port Augusta West and part of the District Council of Woolundunga.[8]

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References

  1. ^ a b The Civic record of South Australia, 1921-1923. Associated Publishing Service. 1924. p. 224.
  2. ^ a b "Search results for 'Stirling Street, Port Augusta' with the following datasets selected - 'Suburbs and localities', 'Hundreds', 'Local Government Areas' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Ramsay, J.G. (25 August 1887). "Corporation of Davenport" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. pp. 441–442. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b "A NEW CORPORATION AT PORT AUGUSTA". Adelaide Observer. SA. 5 March 1887. p. 36. Retrieved 12 November 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ Marsden, Susan (2012). "A History of South Australian Councils to 1936" (PDF). Local Government Association of South Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 March 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  6. ^ "The Government Policy". The Port Augusta Dispatch, Newcastle and Flinders Chronicle. SA. 30 June 1893. p. 2. Retrieved 12 November 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ Abernethy, Lloyd W. (1 October 1931). "Town of Davenport" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. p. 670. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  8. ^ Whitford, S.R. (28 April 1932). "LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (RE-ARRANGEMENT) ACTS, 1929 AND 1931.—AREAS UNITED" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. p. 745. Retrieved 29 March 2019. Unite the areas comprising the Municipalities of Port Augusta, Port Augusta West, and Davenport, and that portion of the District Council District of Woolundunga defined in the First Schedule
  9. ^ "MUNICIPAL NOMINATIONS". Evening Journal. Adelaide. 26 November 1888. p. 4 Edition: SECOND EDITION. Retrieved 12 November 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "Davenport Town Council". The Port Augusta Dispatch, Newcastle and Flinders Chronicle. SA. 30 August 1889. p. 4. Retrieved 12 November 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ "Davenport Corporation". The Port Augusta Dispatch, Newcastle and Flinders Chronicle. SA. 15 February 1889. p. 4. Retrieved 12 November 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ "Davenport Town Council". The Port Augusta Dispatch, Newcastle and Flinders Chronicle. SA. 7 March 1890. p. 5. Retrieved 12 November 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  13. ^ "Davenport Town Council". The Port Augusta Dispatch, Newcastle and Flinders Chronicle. SA. 28 August 1891. p. 4. Retrieved 12 November 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  14. ^ "THE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS". South Australian Chronicle. Adelaide. 10 December 1892. p. 21. Retrieved 12 November 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  15. ^ "COUNTRY CORPORATIONS". South Australian Chronicle. Adelaide. 9 December 1893. p. 8. Retrieved 12 November 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  16. ^ "Municipal Elections". The Port Augusta Dispatch, Newcastle and Flinders Chronicle. SA. 30 November 1894. p. 2. Retrieved 12 November 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  17. ^ "The Balaklava Tragedy". The Port Augusta Dispatch, Newcastle and Flinders Chronicle. SA. 8 November 1895. p. 2. Retrieved 12 November 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  18. ^ "DAVENPORT CORPORATION". The Observer. Adelaide. 12 December 1908. p. 47. Retrieved 12 November 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  19. ^ "Davenport Corporation". The Port Augusta Dispatch, Newcastle and Flinders Chronicle. SA. 29 July 1910. p. 6. Retrieved 12 November 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  20. ^ "Corporation of Davenport". Transcontinental. Port Augusta, SA. 6 November 1915. p. 4. Retrieved 12 November 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  21. ^ a b c d Hosking, P. (1936). The Official civic record of South Australia : centenary year, 1936. Adelaide: Universal Publicity Company. p. 355.