Should councils tax you? Why some Bendigo leaders once wanted a slice of your pay packet | This week in history

Tom O'Callaghan
By Tom O'Callaghan
May 14 2021 - 6:00pm
GILDED AGE: Golden details decorating Bendigo's Town Hall (above) and the start of an 1881 Bendigo Advertiser article on a mayoral banquet (below). Images: PETER HYETT, TROVE

YOU might complain about your council rates bill, but spare a thought for those who woke one morning in 1881 to read an ex-mayor's earnest hope local governments could tax people's incomes.

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Tom O'Callaghan

Tom O'Callaghan

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