Stockton Council

Stockton Council was incorporated on 14th October 1889. The council chambers were erected in 1891 on the corner of Clyde and Douglas streets, and officially opened by the Mayor, Alderman O’Mara on Tuesday 24th May 1892.

Stockton Council Chambers. Newcastle Morning Herald, 21 May 1938.

From the 1st January 1939 the land and building was leased to the Stockton RSL sub branch, who later purchased the site in 1958. They renovated the council building in 1962, and it became the Sub Branch’s club house and social club. In 1969 the original council building was demolished and new club house for the RSL was built.

Stockton Council Chambers. Newcastle City Council, Hunter Photobank.

Stockton Council Chambers. Newcastle City Council, Hunter Photobank.

Stockton Council Chamber, NSW. Courtesy of the Ross and Pat Craig Collection, University of Newcastle (Australia)

Stockton Council Chamber, NSW. Courtesy of the Ross and Pat Craig Collection, University of Newcastle (Australia)

The former council chambers in Stockton, was used as an RSL club. Courtesy of the Ross and Pat Craig Collection, University of Newcastle (Australia

The former council chambers in Stockton, was used as an RSL club from 1939 onwards. Courtesy of the Ross and Pat Craig Collection, University of Newcastle (Australia

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