The Municipality of Bruny Island

The first Local Election on Bruny Island was recorded in the Hobart Gazette, 23rd October 1888; “South Bruny Road District: - In pursuance of a proclamation … at a meeting of the land holders …the following [4] trustees were duly elected.

The Road trust existed until 27 August 1907, when a proclamation appeared in the Tasmanian Government Gazette declaring Bruny Island a Municipality, with three specific wards, Lunawanna, Adventure Bay and Lennon. 

Council meetings were held every 2 Saturday in the month at various venues, initially in the Alonnah State School and later the meeting room at Alonnah Hall. During these early years at least three meetings each year were held at the Cricket Hall, Barnes Bay.

By early 1938 a ‘Court House’ building had been erected at Alonnah. This also became the ‘Council Chambers’ following the 12 February 1938 Council meeting.

A comprehensive history of the Municipality was compiled in 1988 along with a photographic display including Honour Rolls recording terms of office of Councillors, Wardens and Council Clerks.

Municipality of Bruny was officially amalgamated with Kingborough on 1st April 1993.

Ruth Dillon was a driving force behind the establishment of the History Room, lobbying the Kingborough Council. The Bruny Island History Room Alonnah opened in August 1997.

Mission

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