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June 1854

Bellarine Rural City Council. The meeting was held at the Bucks Head Inn, Bellarine, decided to appoint a road board to superintend the “providing and completing the construction, repair and maintenance of roads in the Portarlington road District.
These six men and women, with J.C. Langdon as Chairman and Caroline Newcomb as Secretary, were all faced with the daunting task of putting into place the foundations of what was to become in time fully fledged local government: daunting because, being one of the first boards, there was no precedent for them to follow – all they had to work from were the details of the Act.
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