Tomorrow marks 50 years since the very first council members were elected for Whyalla in 1970.
Following an enormous wartime growth of population, an independent form of local government was established in 1944, when the Whyalla Town Commission Act became law. The township then achieved civic independence on May 1st in 1945 with the establishment of the Commission.
The commission was later dissolved and local government was instituted July 4th of 1970, with James Wilson elected as the first Mayor of what was known as the Corporation of the City of Whyalla.
Celebrations of the city’s milestone will take place across this month, through a mix of exhibitions and public displays as well as a customised webpage of which Council are inviting residents to contribute to with photos and memories of the last 50 years of life in Whyalla.
For a sneak peek of the program click here.
Image Supplied by Whyalla City Council