Councilor John Dalgleish Esq. was first elected to council in 1866-72 and again in 1880-87. He served three terms as Shire President, 1869-70,1883-84 and 1884-85.He resided at Bothwell Springs,Mount Rowan.
Original photo of councilors taken "circa 1884"
This Photo of Shire President John Dalgleish Esq.forms part of a collection of showing all councilors for the year 1883-84. It is in sepia and oval in shape, with gilt edging around the photo.The mount is light tan in colour with a fine line around the "cutout".At the base of the photo is inscribed the name and President. It is at the top of the frame in the centre.
Inscriptions & markings
PRESENTED by the President J.DALGLEISH ESQ.to the BALLAARAT SHIRE COUNCIL. 1883-84.