Composed and shared by Ceduna Old Photos, Sue Trewartha and Erica Bodger.
WCS. 9 July 1926: Murat Bay Council Elections. .The first election of councillors for the Murat Bay District Council was held last Saturday, and that the ratepayers of the district are taking a keen interest in the affairs of their local governing body was proved by the fact that over 250 ratepayers exercised their franchise, which possibly constitutes a record for a country district council election. Crs Mason, Betts and Kuhlmann were defeated and as Cr Blumson and Hasting did not seek re-election, there were but two of the original council returned. The five new members are Crs Gregor, Smoky Bay; Hoffrichter, Denial Bay; Payne, Charra; Talbot, Wandana and Lange, Nunjikompita.
Below photo is Alf Payne and Ern Hoffrichter, two early councillors. Photo shared by family of Roma Trowbridge.
WCS. 6 July 1955. Ceduna. In the Murat Bay Council elections, Mr Clive Keitel was elected for Chinta and Mr Colin Kloeden for Denial Bay Ward. Other candidates were Mr Cyril Kelly, Chinta and Mr W C Kloeden, Denial. A 75% vote was recorded by ratepayers of Chinta and 36% in Denial Bay ¦