Morwell Facts Sheet


Morwell Shire 1901

Area - 255 sq. miles. Population, 2897 Cr. Donald Macmillan, Cr. Samuel Vary (Aug)

Councillors: J. Hall, W. F. O’Grady, G. Firmin, S. Vary, D. Macmillan and T. Watson
Morwell: (Township population, 587)
Banks: Colonial Bank - A. W. Witt - Bank of Australasia - C. R. Aherin
Churches: Roman Catholic - Very Rev. Father Coleman and Rev. Father Hallinan
Church of England - Rev. H. T. Langley
Presbyterian Church - Rev. E. Law
Wesleyan Church - Rev. W. Richards
School: Morwell School No. 2136 - Thomas Slattery
Police: Constable Patrick J. Gorman
Police Magistrate: C. A. Creswell
Clerk of Courts: Charles Du Ve
Postmistress: Miss Eliza Vigar
Newspapers: Morwell Advertiser - George Watson
The Morwell and Yinnar Gazette - Samuel Gill
Station Master: Alexander O’Connor
J. Considine (Mid-Year)
Hotels: Cricketer’s Arms
Kelleher’s Club
Industry: Butter Factory
Brown Coal Mining
Tile and Pottery Works
Clubs & Organizations: Australian Natives Association
Mechanic’s Institute & Free Library
Racing Club
Total Abstinence Society
Rifle Club