Trove Tuesday – Mayor, James Simmons

My Trove Tuesday post this week is an article about my gg grandfather James Simmons. I have written about him here previously, however, this article from the Australian Town and Country Journal is one that I have not seen until recently, (tonight in fact!). James appears to have been a highly-thought of man in the area and well-respected as mayor of Ulladulla for two years in 1886 and 1887.

As a librarian, I particularly like reading in the article how he gave ‘…much attention to placing the Free Public Library on a sound footing, and strongly supported the levying of a special library rate for that purpose’.

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1887 ‘Municipal.’, Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 – 1907), 24 September, p. 19, viewed 17 November, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71089571

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