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The Municipality of Bega was formed in 1884. Together with the Mumbulla and Imlay Shires (both formed in 1907), it provided local government to the Bega Valley. All three amalgamated in 1981 to form the Bega Valley Shire Council.
The Rate Indexes include Property owners and many occupiers.
Bega Valley Genealogy Society Inc. hold the actual rate books in their archives. From these records, you can obtain the actual address where these people lived and ascertain whether they owned the property or were a tenant. Contact Bega Valley Genealogy Society Inc. should you require a lookup of the original rate book http://thebegavalley.org.au/bvgenealogy.html
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