Scone Municipal Council 1933

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Scone Municipal Council 1933

Back: Aldermen C J Surman, W J O’Brien, O Barton

Front: Aldermen P Fincher, J W Joughin (Mayor), J Young (Town Clerk)

Absent: Alderman B G Millard

Scone’s First Municipal Council 1888

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First Municipal Council 1888

Scone was first proclaimed as a township in 1837. However it was not until 1888 that it was formally incorporated as a Municipality.

Standing left to right: Alderman James Hayne; Alderman J Bromhead; Alderman B Aurisch

Seated left to right: Alderman E Solomons; Alderman F C Stevenson; Alderman J J Dodd

One of the unsuccessful candidates in the election was Mathew Barber Miller; much to his chagrin!

White Family of Belltrees

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The generation(s) of the White Family from ‘Belltrees’ in the early 1900s were arguably the greatest benefactors in the history of the Upper Hunter Valley and specifically the township of Scone. Mr A H White and Mr Arthur G White were very prominent polymath philanthropists

First Councillors of the Shire of Upper Hunter

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Scone Hospital Centenary 1834 – 1934 Arthur Smith Memorial “Back to Scone Week”

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Standing left to right:

Councillors E G Eagar and H L White

Seated left to right:

Councillors F A Parbury, L E Wiseman and W E Abbott

Councillor White filled the seat of President with distinction for an unbroken period of 21 years, during which time many works of an important character, including the Upper Hunter Dry Road, materialised.

Back to Scone Week Luminaries

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Scone Hospital Centenary 1834 – 1934 Arthur Smith Memorial “Back to Scone Week”

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F T ‘Tom’ Payne has just informed me his father Mr Stephen Payne of ‘Waverley’ was Chairman of the Upper Hunter PP Board for a record 36 years.

Sir John Robertson KCMG

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Scone Hospital Centenary 1834 – 1934 Arthur Smith Memorial “Back to Scone Week”

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Visionary politician and civic leader Sir John Robertson and his family resided at ‘Yarrandi’. The Coxen brothers set  up there previously and hosted a visit by their sister and brother-in-law ‘The Birdman’ John Gould. Very much later (1966) Crown Prince Charles played Polo there as a guest of the Scone Polo Club.

The Masonic Group was fundamental in early settlement. It appeared to present a platform for erudite professionals such as J A K Shaw (Solicitor) and Dr H J H Scott (Doctor)?

Dr John Goodwin served as ‘medico’ at the original Redbank Hospital.

Back to Scone Week Program 1934

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The program was very largely structured around the Vice Regal visit of the Governor of New South Wales Sir Philip Game G.B.E., K. C. B., D. S. O., and Lady Game

The Olympia Theatre was central to proceedings as were Vice-Regal visits to local icons such as Kia Ora Stud, Segenhoe House and the Bushman’s Carnival finale.

Former Eminent Citizens

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Self-proclaimed ‘Gentleman’ builder Mathew Barber Miller from County Tyrone Northern Ireland built ‘Geraldton’, 2 Shaw Street sometime in the early 1960s. It was first named ‘Belmore House’ in honour of the then Governor of New South Wales the Earl of Belmore who visited Scone in 1871 to open the Railway Station; heralding the arrival of rail transport in Scone.

‘Belmore House’ was home to Mathew Miller and his family for almost 40 years.