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County of Malmesbury

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Name County of Malmesbury
Type Designation County
Place Id 20490
Place Type Administrative Area
Status Historical
Date Registered
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -13° 37' S (Decimal degrees -13.62)
Longitude: 130° 26' E (Decimal degrees 130.44)
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Locality / Suburb  
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Local Government Area  
History/Origin This County, in the Daly River area, lapsed with the passage in 1976 and assent of the Crown Lands Ordinance 1976 (No 1 of 1977) and the Crown Lands (Validation of Proclamations) Ordinance 1976 (No.2 of 1977).

The County was named after James H. Harris, 3rd Earl of Malmesbury (1807 ? 1889) a British statesman of the Victorian era who was educated at Eton and Oxford. He served as Foreign Secretary under Lord Derby in 1852 and again in 1858/59 and was later Lord Privy Seal under Lord Derby and Disraeli in 1866/68. He died aged 82 in 1889.
The South Australian administration named the Counties of Malmesbury and Rosebery on 15 July, 1885 (SAG 31) at a time when these two statesmen were prominent in the British Parliament and early developments were occurring on the Daly River and in the Pine Creek mining area of the Territory.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
16/07/1885 SAGG
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