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Hundred of Blyth

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Name Hundred of Blyth
Type Designation Hundred
Place Id 13673
Place Type Administrative Area
Status Assigned
Date Registered
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -13° 12' S (Decimal degrees -13.21)
Longitude: 130° 39' E (Decimal degrees 130.65)
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Local Government Area  
History/Origin This Hundred is named after Arthur Blyth who was born in 1823, educated in Birmingham and who came to South Australia with his father, William Blyth, a pioneer colonist, City Councillor in Adelaide.

Arthur Blyth entered Parliament in 1855 and represented Gumeracha in 1857. He was Commisioner of Crown Lands in 1870 when the Hundreds were named (included the Hundred of Blyth) following Goyder's survey of Palmerston (Port Darwin) and the adjacent rural hinterland. In 1871 he was Treasurer and Premier when the first freehold titles were issued in the Territory. He became a Knight in 1877 and was associated with Sir John Downer as SA representatives at the Colonial Conference in 1887 before Federation. He died in 1891 at Bournemouth .

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
14/09/1871 SAGG
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