Through records collected from the various Local Government authorities throughout the State, it is possible to trace the growth and development of local municipalities over the years.
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In addition to the records of individual Local Government authorities, the State Records Office also holds files from the Department of Local Government, the agency that was responsible for overseeing the functioning of municipal councils and providing guidance for Local Government operations.
Listings of records for the Department of Local Government can be found in our catalogue.
General Files, Series 1
General files cover a broad range of administrative and policy records, including files on Acts, by-laws, cemeteries, honours lists, quarries, roads, traffic, superannuation, elections, financial records, district boundaries, and other issues relating to the functioning of all municipal councils.
These files relate to specific municipalities and deal with a range of matters such as district boundaries, administration matters, wards and memberships, by-laws, finance and water supply.