IN its 150th year, Eaglehawk Ward will be no more, becoming part of the Whipstick Ward, bringing to a close an era of history.
But some things will not change, the last Eaglehawk ward councillor says.
“It was Eaglehawk Borough until 1994, and then, after amalgamation with City of Greater Bendigo it has been a ward with its own councillor since that time,” Cr Peter Cox said.
“Unfortunately, the name Eaglehawk is being taken out, so it’s interesting that it’s happening in the 150th year, and that’s a bit sad.
“But Eaglehawk is growing and it will sustain itself. With its strong community spirit, there is no worry about that at all.”
This Sunday, July 29, from 10am to 12.30pm, Eaglehawk will celebrate 150 years of local government.
The program at the Eaglehawk Town Hall includes a performance by the Eaglehawk Brass Band, readings by local bush poet Geoffrey Graham, and the launch of an Eaglehawk Heritage Society book, Rates, Roads and Rubbish - 150 years of Local Government in Eaglehawk.
The new book will be launched by five-time Eaglehawk mayor, Jack Taylor.
At 90, Mr Taylor will be the veteran of a group of 29 ex-councillors and mayors who are returning to the shire for the celebrations.
“On this day, we can acknowledge the dedication of the input into this great shire of so many people over the years,” Cr Cox said.