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ST ALBANS Borough Council

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ST ALBANS Borough Council


ST ALBANS Borough Council

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The St Albans Borough Council was formed in 1881 from the old Avon Road District at the suburban nodes of development which had taken place at what is now Merivale, and at Knightstown, both areas being situated along the main northern arterial routes out of the city. By 1901 the St Albans Borough had a population of 6,607 and covered an area of 1,500 acres. By the turn of the century increasing conflicts with the City Council over fire services, the Christchurch Domains Board, drainage and the city boundary had convinced a majority of St Albans residents that amalgamation with the city was desirable. In March 1903, in concert with Linwood and Sydenham Borough Councils, the St Albans Borough Council was merged with the Christchurch City Council.

Two volumes of St Albans Borough Council minutes remain in the Christchurch City Council's archives, from March 1893 to March 1903. St Albans Borough Council records held include one volume of the minutes of the Works Committee, 1898-1903, three volumes of inwards letter-books, January 1882 to May 1893, and three volumes of outwards letter-books, December 1881 to June 1899, all deposited on 28 July 1977 by the Christchurch City Council. Transferred to Archives New Zealand in 2001.


Dates covered:

1881 - 1903

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Not restricted

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