This Day in History: 1878-11-29

William George Leeder was declared as having been elected the second Chairman of the Newcastle Municipal Council, succeeding Charles Samuel Monger. Leeder held this position until June 1887, except for a period of one year (1881-1882) when Thomas Donegan was Chairman. In June 1887, the position was retitled Mayor.

WA government gazette, 3 Dec. 1878, p. 321.
Inquirer, 27 Nov. 1878, p.2;
Newcastle Municipal Council minutes, 6 June 1887.