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Soon after the field was opened, and the rich finds were bringing miners from -ail parts of the world, the town book a more settled 6tate 9 and from all the different boards formed under the Provinciiul Council, a Borough was creaibed. The following worthy residents signed the first declaration, and at. the first meeting of 'the new Borough Council, held in the Government Buildings, Grahamstown, on April 15th. 1868, William Davies was elected Mayor, with the following Councillors: Arthur Anthony, John, Brown, John Jiutt, Louis Ehrenfried, James Kilgour, James Renshaw, Joha Wilson, Richard Ken. nan, William. Rowe, Duncan Macao, and John Gibbons. At the first meeting of <the Thrones Borough Council, the Mayor, Wm. Davies, Esq., said that in inaugurating that day the first Borough Council of the Thames they were laying the foundation stome upon which would be built the future prosperity of the Thames as a Borough.

In 38?2-73 the following officials 'were in office at. TliameSi; —

B.aik Agents (Grrahamstown): New Zealand, T, L. Murray; Union of Australia, J. D. Grant; Australasia, J. Partridge j New South Wales, H. Jevons. B<ink hours: 10 till 3; Saturdays, 10 till 12 o'clock. Medical Men—Dr. Lethbridge, Dr. Sam, and Dr. Kilgour.

Customs— Sub-Collector, D. Lundoa: Cerk,. —. Naug"hton. Diggers' Hospitail, Karaka—Surgeoi)s 5 H. Weekes, C. F. Lethbridge; Dis. pc-nsor, -. Aitken.

District Engineer—R Millett; Clerk I and Draughtsman, J. McLaren; Clerk j of Works, J. Walker. ' Gaoler—Wm. Evens. I

Inspector (Sub) of Police—lt. Sullen: 1 sergeant, 8 constables, 1 detective. Police Camp—corner Pollen and Grr-y streets Shortland.

Post master—J. -J. FitzGibbon j Clerks, "S. J Jago, T. H. Sincock. l>ill iir Boxes—ccniier of Willoughby and Shorthuid streets, and Bank New Zealand, Grahamstotvn. Receiver of Goldflclds Revemue—J. Hob. ineon. Registrar—A. J. Allom; Clerk, F. J. Burgess. Residont Magistraibo and Warden, Capt. W. Froser, J.P.j Chief Clerk War-

den's Office, J.- O'Meara; Assist ant, G. Jackson; Clerk to Wardens • Court, J. McKemzie; Clerk to Resident Magistrate's Court, J. B. Stoncy. Schools—Thames Academy, C. R. Hub-ert-son; Shortlaaid School, Mr Me. Kee; Kju-alva School, Mr, Mrs and Miss Jones; Ladies' Seminary, Miss Gary; Hauraki School, Shortlaaid, J* Fletcher; MacEiy Street, Mrs Phelp; Grahamslown, Mrs Skeon; Murphy's Hill, Mrs Sinclair; Wesleyan, School, Grohamstown, Mr and Mrs Beaumont. Town Lands Office—M. Puckey, Com. miseioner.

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SOME PROMINENT MEN IN THE EARLY DAYS., Thames Star, Volume LVIII, Issue 18409, 1 August 1917, Supplement

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SOME PROMINENT MEN IN THE EARLY DAYS. Thames Star, Volume LVIII, Issue 18409, 1 August 1917, Supplement

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