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AU WA S4120




  • 1896-08-06 - 1968-12-18 (Accumulation)
  • 1912-04-19 - (Creation)

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Name of creator

AU WA A1588 - SHIRE OF YALGOO (1961-07-01 -)

Administrative history

Under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1960, all Road Boards became Shires as from 1 July 1961.

Name of creator

AU WA A1587 - YALGOO ROAD BOARD [2] (1912-04-19 - 1961-07-01)

Administrative history

The second Yalgoo Road District is located in the Yalgoo Goldfield of Western Australia and was gazetted in April 1912, incorporating a portion of the previously established Upper Murchison Road District (gazetted in 1907), Upper Irwin and Mount Magnet Road Districts.

The major town in the district was gazetted as Yalgu in 1896 due to the protocols for the spelling of Aboriginal words used at the time. The protocols were changed a few months later. The spelling of Yalgoo was formally gazetted in 1938. Yalgoo is believed to be an Aboriginal word meaning 'blood' or 'place of blood' and was first used by John Forrest when naming nearby Yalgoo Peak. The sap of the local bush is also bright red in colour.

Responsibility for part of the district was transferred to Mingenew in 1915, and to Perenjori and Dalwallinu in 1921. In 1926, part of the district was transferred back to the Upper Murchison, followed by a transfer to Cue in 1937. Responsibility for some land was transferred from the Murchison in 1939 and a second transfer to Perenjori occurred in 1955. The district was divided into three wards.

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Minute books for the Yalgoo Road Board and Shire of Yalgoo Council.

One volume of minutes (Cons7247) was sent to the State Records Office of Western Australia in 2009 for cleaning and repair and has been microfilmed for access. The volume is indexed at the front by subject.


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Archivist's note

Copies: A microfilm copy only of the Minute Book (Consignment 7247) is available for viewing at the State Records Office of WA.

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