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WCS. 8 October 1925: Our Murat Bay Letter. Mr C M Adey, the appointed clerk to the Murat Bay district council. Amongst the many things to be, will be a pound for cattle and horses, erected some distance from the town, and so an end will be put to the nocturnal visits of cows and other four-legged quadrupeds which are at present privileged to wander about the town of Ceduna.
WCS. 23 October 1946. Ceduna. District Council has received seven applications for the position of District Clerk, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr A Messner, who is going into business on his own account in Adelaide. The successful applicant is Capt G F Pedder, who is awaiting his discharge from the AIF… He had local government experience at Wallaroo before the war.
WCS. 14 February 1951. Ceduna. The clerk of the District Council of Murat Bay, Mr V G Evans, has received the appointment of district clerk and overseer of works at Port Pirie. Mr Evans was only recently appointed clerk at Ceduna after several months as clerk and overseer at the District Council of LeHunte. Mr Evans applied himself with energy and competence to the affairs of both these councils and has proved himself to be a man of enterprise and progress. The bitumenising of the main street at Wudinna, which is about to commence, will be a tribute to his progressive outlook.
WCS. 28 Nov 1951. Ceduna. From notes of November meeting District Council of Murat Bay. The Savings Bank of SA advised that it was prepared to take an application for a debenture loan of 2000 pounds to finance the purchase of a house for the district clerk…
WCS. 2 September 1959. Ceduna. In recognition of his 15 years outstanding service to the District Council of Murat Bay, Mr PS Morrison was tendered a complimentary dinner in the Community Hotel ¦ the dinner was sponsored by the chairman of the council, Mr C Keitel and councillors. Tributes of the highest order were said to Mr Morrison who had been chairman of the council for 13 of the 15 years he had been associated with it. On behalf of the council, Cr Keitel presented Mr Morrison with an inscribed barometer. He spoke at length of the great contribution Mr Morrison had made to the district, through his council service and his help to councillors personally ¦