Shire of Mortlake

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Shire of Mortlake
Victoria
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Location in Victoria
Population3,070 (1992) [1]
 • Density1.4366/km2 (3.721/sq mi)
Established1860
Area2,137 km2 (825.1 sq mi)
Council seat Mortlake
County Hampden, Villiers
Mortlake Council 1994.jpg
LGAs around Shire of Mortlake:
Mount Rouse Ararat Ripon
Warrnambool Shire of Mortlake Hampden
Warrnambool Warrnambool Heytesbury

The Shire of Mortlake was a local government area about 220 kilometres (137 mi) west of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 2,137 square kilometres (825.1 sq mi), and existed from 1860 until 1994.

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History

Mortlake was incorporated as a road district on 20 July 1860, and became a shire on 26 January 1864. [2]

On 23 September 1994, the Shire of Mortlake was abolished, and, along with the Borough of Port Fairy, the Tower Hill Reserve, the Shires of Belfast and Minhamite, and parts of the Shires of Dundas, Mount Rouse and Warrnambool, was merged into the newly created Shire of Moyne. [3]

Wards

The Shire of Mortlake was divided into four ridings on 7 June 1978, each of which elected three councillors:

Towns and localities

Population

YearPopulation
19544,060
19584,350*
19614,627
19664,404
19714,073
19763,728
19813,461
19863,125
19913,002

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.

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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. 772–773. 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. p. 5,10. ISBN   0-642-23117-6 . Retrieved 5 January 2008.

Coordinates: 38°04′S142°48′E / 38.067°S 142.800°E / -38.067; 142.800