Shire of Kowree

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Shire of Kowree
Victoria
Old lga Kowree.png
Location in Victoria
Population3,710 (1992) [1]
 • Density0.6897/km2 (1.7862/sq mi)
Established1862
Area5,379.41 km2 (2,077.0 sq mi)
Council seat Edenhope
County Lowan
LGAs around Shire of Kowree:
Tatiara (SA) Kaniva Lowan
Naracoorte (SA)Shire of Kowree Arapiles
Naracoorte (SA) Glenelg
Wannon
Dundas

The Shire of Kowree was a local government area in western Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 5,379.41 square kilometres (2,077.0 sq mi), and existed from 1862 until 1995.

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History

Kowree was first incorporated as a road district on 24 June 1862, and became a shire on 26 January 1872. It annexed the South Riding of the Shire of Lowan on 29 May 1894, which was added to its North Riding. [2]

On 20 January 1995, the Shire of Kowree was abolished, and, along with the Shire of Kaniva, and parts of the Shires of Arapiles and Glenelg, was merged into the newly created Shire of West Wimmera. The Black Range and Toolondo Reservoir districts were transferred to the newly created Rural City of Horsham, while a small unpopulated section was transferred to the Shire of Southern Grampians, created earlier in September 1994. [3]

Wards

The Shire of Kowree was divided into four ridings, each of which elected three councillors:

Towns and localities

Population

YearPopulation
19545,012
19585,400*
19615,426
19665,358
19714,795
19764,820
19814,150*
19864,000*
19913,720

* Estimates in 1958, 1983 and 1988 Victorian Year Books.

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. pp. 49–52. ISSN   0067-1223.
  2. Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 730–731. Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
  3. Australian Bureau of Statistics (1 August 1995). Victorian local government amalgamations 1994-1995: Changes to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (PDF). Commonwealth of Australia. pp. 7, 11, 12. ISBN   0-642-23117-6 . Retrieved 5 January 2008.

Coordinates: 37°03′S141°18′E / 37.050°S 141.300°E / -37.050; 141.300