This Day in History: 1961-07-01

James Davis Milner, as the incumbent Chairman of the Victoria Plains Road Board, became the first President of the Victoria Plains Shire Council. Milner held this position until 1974. The existing Victoria Plains Board Members became Victoria Plains Shire Councillors. They were:

Francis Donald Young, Robert William Michael, Percy Vernon Edmonds, Walter Stewart Campbell, Bernard Patrick Kelly and Kevin J. Lanigan.

Rica Erickson. The Victoria Plains. Lamb Paterson, 1971, p.172.
Wikipedia: ‘List of shire presidents of Victoria Plains’ (viewed 28 Feb. 2023):