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The Mayors of Brisbane

Some time ago Mr. J. McMaster made the happy suggestion that the portraits of all the mayors of Brisbane since the time responsible local government was granted to the city,

should be obtained, reproduced, suitably framed, and hung up in the council chambers. The idea was warmly taken up, and just before the proceedings commenced at the council meeting on Monday, a frame containing the portraits of all the mayors of Brisbane, was officially hung on the walls of the council chambers by the present mayor, Mr. J. A. Clark. The work had been intrusted to Mr. Poul Poulsen, and in every respect, was well executed. Each portrait is a truthful and accurate representation of the original. The portraits have been turned out by the bromide process, aided by crayon, and the alder men expressed themselves delighted with the work. The portraits form a valuable memento of the gentlemen who since separa tion have done good and faithful service in the interests of the city. As the record may prove of interest, a list of Brisbane's mayors since 1859, together with the years they filled the position of chief magistrate of the city, is herewith given:— John Petrie .. .. 1859—60—61 T. B. Stephens .. 1862 Geo. Edmondstone .. 1863 Joshua Jeays.. .. 1864 Albert J. Hockings .. 1865—67 Richard S. Warry .. 1866 John Hardgrave .. 1868—69 Wm, Pettigrew .. 1870 Francis Murray .. 1871 Ed. J. Baines .. 1872 James Swan .. .. 1873—74—75 R. A. Kingsford .. 1876 Alfred Hubbard .. 1877—78 John D. Heal.. .. 1879 John Sinclair.. .. 1880—81 Robert Porter .. 1882 Abram R. Byram .. 1883 John M'Master .. 1884—90 B. H. Babbidge .. 1885 Jas. Hipwood.. .. 1886—87 R. Southall .. .. 1888 W. M'N. Galloway .. 1889 John. A. Clark .. 1891