Oval sepia photograph of the Honourable George Ward Cole as an elderly man with ruffled white hair.
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Unknown photographer, George Ward Cole c.1870, sepia photograph, 27.5 x 20 cm. Bayside City Council Art and Heritage Collection.
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Oval sepia photograph of the Honourable George Ward Cole as an elderly man with ruffled white hair.
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gardenvale, train, subway, ceremony, mayor, brighton, martin street, transportation, cr. h.a. abbott
tramway, sandringham, black rock, mayor, mayoress, cr. b champion, transport, railway, official opening
Albert Henry Fullwood, Brighton beach c. 1885, engraving, 11.2 x 25.9 cm. Donated by Andrew Gaynor, 2022
brighton, beach, royal terminus hotel, captain kenny, kenny’s brighton bathing baths, bathing, baths, albert henry fullwood, ah fullwood
This photograph records the Councillors and officers on the day that the Town of Sandringham became a City, and the first meeting of the City of Sandringham Council was held. Sandringham was originally part of the Shire of Moorabbin. On 28 February 1917, Sandringham was severed from Moorabbin and incorporated as the Borough of Sandringham. It was proclaimed a Town on 9 April 1919 and a City on 21 March 1923.
city of sandringham, councillors, local government, municipality, mayor, cr. h.b. grace, cr. w.h. kay, cr. j.m. ramsay, cr. f.n. gibbs, cr. g.w. knott, cr. r. chisholm, t.g. farrant, cr. c.a. hartsmann, m.h.t. williams, town clerk, cr. j.t.d. beck, m.w.t. sanderland, surveyor
This photograph was presented to the Sandringham City Council by the Black Rock Traders' Association and records the official opening of the Black Rock to Beaumaris Tramway on 1 September 1926.
beaumaris tramway company, tram, transport, official opening, city of sandingham, black rock traders' association
This album records the counting of votes for the Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Electoral District of Brighton at the Brighton Town Hall on 28 April 1928. The byelection took place to fill the seat caused by the death of Mr. Snowball. The candidates were Henry Armitage Abbott, William Fyfe Finlayson, Henry Earnest Hall, Martin Hannah, Daniel James Hoban, Alured Kelly, Ian MacFarlan, James Morrison Ramsay, Thomas Ryan. Due to there being no absolute majority, the counting of preferential votes to eliminate defeated candidates took place. Ian MacFarlan was elected as Member for the district.
byelection, election, district of brighton, legislative assembly, henry armitage abbott, william fyfe finlayson, henry earnest hall, martin hannah, daniel james hoban, alured kelly, ian macfarlan, james morrison ramsay, thomas ryan, j.a. taylor, j.a. grant, town clerk, brighton town hall
Councillor William Pummer Francis (1865-1941) was Mayor of Brighton in 1911 and 1918. Born in 1865 Geelong, he was originally worked as a miner, then at Melbourne Tramway Company before becoming a greengrocer with stores in Middle Brighton and Sandringham. He became a member of the Brighton Council in 1906, elected Mayor in 1911 and then again in 1918. He died on 14 July 1941 in Brighton.
william pummer francis, w.p. francis, councillor, mayor, brighton, city of brighton, portrait, mayoral robes, jabot
Norah Gurdon, Beach scene with figures (Mount Martha) 1927, oil on canvas on cardboard, 26 x 34.5 cm. Bayside City Council Art and Heritage Collection. Purchased 2022
oil on canvas on cardboard
port phillip bay, norah gurdon, mount martha, boat, beach, coast, tree
Ellen José, Pipi 1998, oil on linen, 92 x 92 cm. Bayside City Council Art and Heritage Collection. Purchased 2022
oil on linen (diptych)
pipi, ellen josé, ellen jose, torres strait, indigenous, painting
John Mather, Brighton Beach 1896, watercolour, 47 x 81 cm. Bayside City Council Art and Heritage Collection. Purchased 2022
brighton, beach, ti-tree, port phillip bay, sunset, john mather, coast, bayside
Asher Bilu, Untitled (Abstract) 1978, resin, enamel and pigments on composition board, 91.5 x 91.5 cm. Bayside City Council Art and Heritage Collection. Purchased 2022
resin, enamel and pigments on composition board
Cr. John Ferrier-Hamilton (1852-1911) was elected Councillor for the North Ward in Brighton in 1882, becoming Mayor in 1886. Due to ill health he retired from council in 1900 but re-entered council in 1904, becoming Mayor again in 1906. He was commissioner of the Metropolitan Board of Works for five years. He unsuccessfully stood for the Brighton seat in the state elections in 1908 and 1909.
portrait, councillor, mayor, brighton, metropolitan board of works, municipality, cr. j. ferrier-hamilton, john ferrier hamilton, north ward, mayoral robes
Thomas Wilson (1838-1923) was a local councillor in Brighton (in its three phases as Borough, Town and City) for 57 years in 1866-79 and 1894-1923 representing the central ward. He was elected as mayor seven times (in 1869, 1895-96, 1905, 1912-13 and 1919). He was also a land speculator and both Wilson and his father William Wilson owned considerable land in the area. William Wilson sold land on the corner of Wilson and Carpenter Streets to the Council for its Town Hall. Thomas Wilson also represented the council on the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works, of which he had been a member for 22 years.
portrait, councillor, mayor, brighton, metropolitan board of works, borough of brighton, town of brighton, city of brighton, central ward, municipality, land speculator, william wilson
Winner of the Bayside City Council Acquisitive Award at the Brighton Rotary Art Exhibition, 2001.
beach, children, leisure, lorraine burns, painting
Alnis Ansons (1928-2015) was introduced to architect Kevin Knight in the lead up to the opening of the Brighton Municipal Offices in 1961. The architect, on seeing some relief work in the artist’s home, asked Ansons if he would attempt an ambitious 70 square metre work within the council building which would wrap around the lift shaft of the three storey building. The tight deadlines and budgetary constraints imposed on the project impacted on the artist’s process, but in adapting to these limitations, Ansons developed a bold and original technique for producing commercial ceramic works. The mural, which symbolises the people of Brighton at work, worship and play, is constructed from hundreds of individual ceramic casts that have been treated with an engobe, similar to an underglaze, to produce a myriad of colours. The pieces were then fired only once, and grouted with copper grouting from top to bottom, creating a three-dimensional effect on the central column in the council chambers. Ansons was assisted during the installation by his future wife, Ralda, who was tasked with holding the pieces in position as they dried, to prevent them from sliding or shifting.
Alnis Ansons, Brighton Council Chambers Mural 1961, ceramic. 750 x 595 cm. Bayside City Council Art and Heritage Collection. Commissioned c.1960
Circular ceramic relief mural around lift well in Brighton Council Chambers. The work begins on the ground floor of the Brighton Library, through to the mezzanine level up to the Chambers.
mural, public art, alnis ansons, brighton council chambers, brighton library, ceramic, kevin knight, bayside chambers, bayside city council
‘Quartet’ is designed by the late Junee Gurney (1909-1984), who lived in Bayside for many years and was the wife of Alex Gurney, creator of the 'Bluey and Curley' cartoons. The work made posthumously based on her design and was carved by David Glyn Davies.
Junee Gurney, Sculpted by David Glyn Davis, Quartet 2002, sandstone, 185 x 90 cm. Bayside City Council Art and Heritage Collection. Commissioned 2002
Sandstone Public Art Commission located in Landcox Park, Brighton East
sculpture, public art, landcox park, family, figures, junee gurney, david glyn davis, quartet
Eustace Menotti Flannagan (1868-1950) was a solicitor and a representative in the South Ward in Brighton Council for 16 years, retiring in 1932. He was elected Mayor of Brighton 1926-27.
portrait, councillor, mayor, brighton, municipality, south ward, cr. e.m. flannagan, eustace menotti flannagan, mayoral robes
Henry Ernest Hall (1960-1943) was a representative for the South Ward in Brighton Council from 1912-1943, becoming Mayor in 1921-22 and again in 1933-34. He was also formerly a Councillor in Essendon. In 1928 he ran as a Nationalist candidate for Brighton in the Victorian Legislative Assembly.
portrait, councillor, mayor, brighton, municipality, henry ernest hall, south ward, cr. h.e. hall, victorian legislative assembly, j.p, justice of the peace
Arthur Robert Horton (c.1892-1975) was a representative for the North Ward in Brighton Council from 1926-1935, elected Mayor in 1930-31. He was a solicitor at the firm Proudfoot, Horton. & Cox, until he retired in 1947.
portrait, councillor, mayor, brighton, municipality, north ward, arthur robert horton, cr. a.r. horton, solicitor
John Burder Backhouse (1855-1935) was elected as a representative of the North Ward for the Town of Brighton in 1893, becoming Mayor in 1898. After an appointment as the sole resident medical officer at the Alfred Hospital, he set up a private medical practice in Brighton in 1887.
portrait, councillor, mayor, brighton, municipality, town of brighton, doctor, north ward, cr backhouse, john burder backhouose
William Macansh (1860-1921) was a representative of Brighton Council between 1892-1894, elected Mayor in 1893-94. He was appointed Municipal Health Officer between 1895-1912.
portrait, councillor, mayor, brighton, south ward, municipality, town of brighton, william macansh, doctor, health officer
Arthur Walstab (1844-1899) was a member of the Brighton Council representing the South Ward from 1877 until his death. He served for one year as Mayor of the Borough of Brighton in 1883 and then as Mayor of the Town of Brighton in 1890, 1891 and 1894. He represented Brighton on the Metropolitan Board of Works for five years. His brother was George Arthur Walstab, writer and journalist for The Herald.
portrait, councillor, mayor, brighton, arthur walstab, south ward, metropolitan board of works, borough of brighton, town of brighton, municipality
Mackay John Scobie Gair (1847-1941) was a Councillor in the North Ward in Brighton, elected Mayor in 1892-93. He was a solicitor and partner in the firm Brahe and Gair and became a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for the Bourke East electorate from 1897-1904.
portrait, policitian, victorian legislative assembly, m.l.a., mackay john scobie gair, cr. m.j.s. gair, councillor, mayor, brighton, north ward, solicitor
Jonathan Binns Were (1809-1885) was born in Somerset, England on 25 April 1809. Before he migrated to Australia in 1839, he worked with colonial merchants and bankers Collins & Co. in Plymouth. Initially trading under his own name, he formed Were & Co. with his brother George and his brother-in-law, Robert Stevenson Dunsford, then, after 1861, JB Were & Son. Were’s were importers, exporters and agents for shipping, land, cattle, sheep and wool; gold brokers and buyers (after 1851); and share dealers (after 1853). Were went bankrupt twice in 1843 and 1857, the former connected with his associated with Henry Dendy and the Brighton subdivision. Were lived in Brighton at Moorabbin House and represented Brighton in the Legislative Assembly in 1856-57. In 1865 Were became the first chairman of the Melbourne Stock Exchange; he was the first president of the Chamber of Commerce, and served on the board of many public and private institutions and companies. He was Port Phillip’s first Justice of the Peace; and organiser of the 1881 Melbourne Exhibition. He was knighted by the Kings of Sweden and Denmark.
portrait, j.b. were, jonathan binns were, merchant, policitian, melbourne stock exchange, justice of the peace, victorian legislative assembly, stockbroker, c.m.c, m.l.a., j.p., a. bonville were
John William Satchwell (1853-1935), was a representative of the East Ward in Brighton Council for more than 20 years and was elected Mayor in 1922-23. Satchwell joined the police force as a mounted trooper in 1878 and was awarded valor badge in 1889 for bravery in rescuing drowning people from floods in Newstead. He retired as a sub-inspector after 35 years in the force.
councillor, local government, municipality, mayor, portrait, mayoral robes, cr. j.w. satchwell, john william satchwell, mayor of brighton, police, trooper
Alfred Robert Stone (1861-1936) entered Brighton Council as a representative of the East Ward and was Mayor 1889-1900. His father Charles Stone, an old colonist, was also a Councillor in Brighton.
councillor, local government, municipality, mayor, portrait, mayoral robes, mayor of brighton, east ward, cr. a.r. stone, alfred robert stone, charles stone
John Peacock (1830-1905) entered Brighton Council in 1895 as a representative of the South Ward and was Mayor 1900-1901.
councillor, local government, municipality, mayor, portrait, mayoral robes, mayor of brighton, cr. j. peacock, john peacock, south ward
Robert Arthur Edmanson (c.1858-1948) was elected as a councillor of the North Ward in Brighton in 1904, becoming Mayor in August 1909 and re-elected in September 1910. In 1912 he stood for election at Prahran Council.
councillor, local government, municipality, mayor, portrait, mayoral robes, mayor of brighton, robert arthur edmanson, r.a. edmanson, north ward, brighton
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