of Municipal Government with the dedication
of the new Mayoral chain of office.
Paul Pisasale is the 49th Mayor of Ipswich.
A special re-enactment of the first Ipswich Council meeting on 12 April 1860 occurred in Ipswich tonight.
The current mayor Paul Pisasale and councillors re-enacted the roles of the first mayor John Murphy and the other aldermen.
The main item of business was to appoint a Town Clerk on an annual salary of 200 pounds.
A large crowd was in attendance at the Ipswich Civic Centre including the great, great grand-daughter of the "Father of Ipswich" - George Thorn Snr, Margaret Nicol currently a resident of Springfield Lakes.