New Tumut Shire

The Land

27 July 1928

The Gadara Shire, which has put up a bigger fight against the spread of St. John's, Wort probably than any other local governing body in the State, has entered into a new phase in its history by amalgamating with the Tumut municipality to form the Tumut Shire.

The late shire president, Councillor A. E. Herring, has been elected president of the new shire, with Councillor James Elphick as deputy-president.

One of the chief problems of the shire is that of electricity supply. The present Tumut plant is inadequate for the supply of Tumut and Adelong, and, in addition to local hydro-electric projects, the proposal has been made to draw a supply from Burrinjuck including rural lines for the use of dairy and other farmers.