Electoral district of Albury
Albury is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is held by Justin Clancy of the Liberal Party. Albury is a regional electorate in the state's south, it encompasses the local government areas of the City of Albury, Greater Hume Shire, Federation Council, part of Murrumbidgee Council, part of Snowy Valleys Council that includes the town of Cabramurra. Its significant population centres include Albury, Jindera, Howlong, Holbrook and Tumbarumba. Albury is named after the city of Albury. In 1920, Wagga Wagga, Corowa were absorbed into Murray, four members were elected under proportional representation. At the end of proportional representation in 1927, Albury was recreated. Albury has been considered as a heartland seat for the conservative parties; the Liberal Party and its predecessors have held the seat for all of its history. While there have been several instances of the Labor Party breaking the conservative hold on the seat, these have been short-lived and have occurred only at the peak of a popular government.
For instance, former Albury mayor Harold Mair won the seat for Labor in 1978 and held it for a decade. However, Mair's name recognition in the area was not enough to keep him from being swept out in the landslide Labor defeat of 1988. Liberal Ian Glachan, Mair's opponent in 1984 turned Albury into a safe seat in one stroke. Since Labor has never come close to retaking the seat. Labor candidates are fortunate to get much more than 30 percent of the primary vote; the Liberal hold on the seat has only been threatened once since when Glachan suffered a 16-point swing and bested independent Claire Douglas by only 687 votes. At that election, Labor was pushed into third place; the seat reverted to form in 2003 upon Glachan's retirement. His successor, Greg Aplin, won 61.5 percent of the two-party vote, Labor was pushed to fourth place on the primary vote behind Aplin and two independents
Barellan is a small town in Narrandera Shire in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. On Census night 2016, Barellan had declined to a population of 538, it is a quiet Riverina wheat town on the Burley Griffin Way, with characteristic silos, functions as a service centre for the surrounding agricultural area. The railway reached Barellan in 1908 and a post office was opened on 1 April 1909; the Commercial Hotel, "a large and rather gracious hotel with an impressive upper verandah", was built in 1924. Barellan was the first town to have a Country Women's Association rest house, built in 1924, the same year as the hotel. In 2009, Barellan celebrated its centenary. Unlike many rural localities in the area, the population level has fluctuated over a number of years, evidenced as follows: Note ^1: The 2001 census data covers just the urban locality of Barellan, while the 2006 data covers the urban locality and surrounding rural properties. Barellan has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Yapunyah Street: CWA Rest House Barellan is notable as the childhood home of the tennis-player Evonne Goolagong.
There is a small plaque honouring her in the main street. Evonne Goolagong attended Barellan Primary School. Although Aboriginal people faced widespread discrimination in rural Australia at this time, Evonne was able to play tennis in Barellan from childhood thanks to Bill Kurtzman, a kindly resident, who saw her peering through the fence at the local courts and encouraged her to come in to play. Goolagong left Barellan to attend Willoughby Girls High School in Sydney where she developed her tennis-playing skills. A 13.8 metres long replica of a tennis racquet used by Evonne Goolagong has been built in Evonne Goolagong Park. Goolagong unveiled the exact scale model of the wooden Dunlop racquet during Barellan's centenary celebrations on 3 October 2009. Barellan has a central school that goes from kindergarten to year 12 and has about 129 enrolled students. Barellan is part of the RAP which allows the year 11 and 12 students to complete their HSC, it comprises students from Hillston Central, Ardlethan Central and Ariah Park Central in video conferencing.
In 2010, Oaklands Central and Urana Central Schools entered the Partnership. Media related to Barellan at Wikimedia Commons Barellan Public School Barellan Railway Siding
Adelong, New South Wales
Adelong is a small town in the Riverina region of New South Wales, situated on the banks of the Adelong Creek. Adelong is a part of the Snowy Valleys Council. At the 2016 census, Adelong had an urban population of 943. Adelong's name is said to be derived from the local Aboriginal language meaning "along the way" or "plain with a river". In 1852 during the Australian Gold Rush, gold was discovered at Upper Adelong. Records around the time indicated a yield of 198kg of precious metals. In 1855 Adelong was declared a gold field; the Adelong township, first established in 1836, came alive when in 1857 William Willams discovered a gold bearing reed ore on Charcoal Hill. Alluvial mining and panning along the Adelong Creek was followed by mines being staked in the surrounding hills and water and steam powered stamper batteries were located along the creek to crush and process the hard pyritic quartz ore; these included the heritage-listed Adelong Falls Gold Workings. The gold ran out in the latter part of the 19th century and the pastoral industry became the principal activity.
This was Merino sheep and beef cattle, continues now. Over the last 20 years a tourist industry has developed because of the pleasant scenery and gold mining history. During the gold rush many Chinese people worked in the mines, a lot of whom died and were buried in a special portion of the Adelong cemetery; the Chinese portion of the cemetery was obliterated in the early 1900s. One or two elderly Chinese and Indians still lived in Adelong in the 1950s. A community named; the famous Adelong Falls, with its rich gold-mining past, is an ideal spot to have a leisurely picnic or to explore the exquisite surrounding area. Adelong has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Adelong Falls Gold Workings Hillas Creek: Hillas Hut There are two primary schools, Adelong Public School and St. Joseph's Primary School, servicing the town and surrounding areas
1957 in Australia
The following lists events that happened during 1957 in Australia. Monarch – Elizabeth II Governor-General – Sir William Slim Prime Minister – Robert Menzies Chief Justice – Sir Owen Dixon Premier of New South Wales – Joseph Cahill Premier of South Australia – Thomas Playford IV Premier of Queensland – Vince Gair Frank Nicklin Premier of Tasmania – Robert Cosgrove Premier of Western Australia – Albert Hawke Premier of Victoria – Henry Bolte Governor of New South Wales – Sir John Northcott Sir Eric Woodward Governor of Queensland – Sir John Lavarack Governor of South Australia – Sir Robert George Governor of Tasmania – Sir Ronald Cross, 1st Baronet Governor of Victoria – Sir Dallas Brooks Governor of Western Australia – Sir Charles Gairdner 19 January – The last edition of The Argus newspaper is published. 29 July – At Bega, New South Wales, Senior Constable Kenneth Desmond Coussens, his wife Elizabeth and 7-month old son Bruce were killed by a bomb placed on their home's veranda. The house was demolished by the explosion at about 2 AM.
8 year-old Roger McCampbell, Coussens step-son, survived. A six-gallon metal cream container filled with 240 sticks of gelignite, stolen from a mine, was placed there by Myron Bertram Kelly. Coussens issued him several traffic fines. Kelly appears to have become angered because Coussens issued further fines and defect notices regarding Kelly’s tractor and rotary hoe. On 6 December 1957 Justice McClemens sentenced Kelly to life imprisonment for the 3 murders. 15 September – Hobart has its wettest day on record with 156.2 millimetres as a result of a slow-moving low pressure system redeveloping over the Tasman Sea 3 October – Australian National Airways is merged with Ansett to form Ansett-ANA. Slim Dusty wins his first gold record for A Pub With No Beer; the CSIRO develop microwave navigation systems for aircraft. Architect Jørn Utzon wins the design competition for the Sydney Opera House Ivor Hele wins the Archibald Prize with his Self Portrait Elwynn Lynn wins the Blake Prize for Religious Art with his work Betrayal Voss by Patrick White wins the inaugural Miles Franklin Literary Award Robbery Under Arms, film adaptation of the novel of the same name.
Three in One, a television show of three short stories about life in Australia in the 1950s. 19 January – GTV-9 television station is opened in Melbourne. 6 May – In Melbourne Tonight, TV-Series 1957–1970. Pick-A-Box, TV-Series 1957–1971 The Tarax Show, TV-Series 1957–1970 (sponsored by Tarax, a soft drink bottling company from Melbourne. Cricket New South Wales wins the Sheffield Shield Football South Australian National Football League premiership: won by Port Adelaide Victorian Football League premiership: Melbourne defeated Essendon 116-55 Rugby league Brisbane Rugby League premiership: Valleys defeated Brothers 18-17 New South Wales Rugby League premiership: St. George defeated Manly-Warringah 31-9 Australia hosted and won the 1957 Rugby League World Cup tournament Rugby union Bledisloe Cup: won by the All Blacks Golf Australian Open: won by Frank Phillips Australian PGA Championship: won by Gary Player Horse Racing Tulloch wins the Caulfield Cup Red Craze wins the Cox Plate Todman wins the inaugural Golden Slipper Straight Draw wins the Melbourne Cup Motor Racing The Australian Grand Prix was held at Caversham and won by Lex Davison and Bill Patterson driving a Ferrari Tennis Australian Open men's singles: Ashley Cooper defeats Neale Fraser 6-3 9-11 6-4 6-2 Australian Open women's singles: Shirley Fry defeats Althea Gibson 6-3 6-4 Davis Cup: Australia defeats the United States 3-2 in the 1957 Davis Cup final Wimbledon: Lew Hoad wins the Men's Singles Yachting Kurrewa IV takes line honours and Anitra V wins on handicap in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 27 February – Robert de Castella, marathon runner 20 March – David Foster, axeman 30 March – Debra Byrne, entertainer 30 March – Alan Fletcher, Australian actor 9 April – Jamie Redfern, singer 13 April – Mark Tonelli, swimmer 18 April – Ian Campbell and triple jumper 22 May – Gary Sweet, actor 13 July – Penny Cook, actress 26 July – Wayne Grady, golfer 14 August – Peter Costello, politician 16 August – Peter Van Miltenburg and field sprinter 21 September – Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia 22 September – Nick Cave, musician 4 November – Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia 21 December - Tracy Mann, actress 30 December – Simon Madden, Australian Rules footballer 11 January – Sir Robert Garran, Solicitor-General of Australia 31 January – John Marshall, freestyle swimmer 4 August – John Cain I, Premier of Victoria 27 October – James McGirr, Premier of New South Wales List of Australian films of the 1950s
Wynyard County is one of the 141 Cadastral divisions of New South Wales. It contains the city of Wagga Wagga; the Murrumbidgee River lies on the northern edge of the county, the Tumut River on the eastern edge. Wynyard County was named in honour of Major-General Robert Henry Wynyard. A full list of parishes found within this county.
The Carrathool Shire is a local government area that borders both the Riverina and Far West regions of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire comprises 18,933 square kilometres and is located adjacent to the Mid-Western Highway and north of the Sturt Highway; the largest town in the Shire is Hillston and the council seat is Goolgowi. The Shire includes the villages of Merriwagga, Rankins Springs, Carrathool. Where once regular droughts made life untenable, the area now has irrigated crops, greened sporting facilities and village verges. Over 15,000 square kilometres are now used in rural pursuits, including more than 600 square kilometres in wheat, vineyards, potatoes and orchard trees. Most of the change was made possible by the widespread use of river and underground water; the mayor of the Carrathool Shire Council is yet to be determined following the 2012 local government election. Carrathool Shire Council is composed of ten councillors elected proportionally as two separate wards, each electing five councillors.
All councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The mayor is elected by the councillors at the first meeting of the Council; the most recent election was held on 10 September 2016. However, in both wards there was an equal number of candidates, being those below, that nominated for election. There being no additional candidates, the election for both wards was uncontested; the makeup of the Council is as follows: The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election by ward, is
Lockhart Shire is a local government area in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is an agricultural and pastoral area; the main towns and villages in the Shire include Lockhart, The Rock, Yerong Creek, Pleasant Hills and Milbrulong. It has 1302 rural residents; the mayor of Lockhart Shire is yet to be determined following the 2012 local government election. A 2015 review of local government boundaries by the NSW Government Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal recommended that the Lockhart Shire merge with the Corowa and Urana shires to form a new council with an area of 8,581 square kilometres and support a population of 16,000. In May 2016 the Minister for Local Government announced that following an independent review of merger proposals, the Government decided that the Corowa and Urana shire councils merge to form the Federation Council. Lockhart Shire has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Chinese Crossing The Rock railway station Lockhart Shire Council is composed of nine councillors elected proportionally as three separate wards, each electing three councillors.
All councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The mayor is elected by the councillors at the first meeting of the Council; the most recent election was held on 10 September 2016. However, in C Ward there was an equal number of candidates, being those below, that nominated for election. There being no additional candidates, the election for C Ward was uncontested. An election was held for B Wards; the makeup of the Council is as follows: The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election by ward, is: Riverina Water County Council