Shire of Stawell

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Shire of Stawell
Victoria
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Location in Victoria
Population2,620 (1992) [1]
 • Density1.0054/km2 (2.604/sq mi)
Established1861
Area2,606 km2 (1,006.2 sq mi)
Council seat Stawell
County Borung, Kara Kara
Stawell (Shire) Council 1994.JPG
LGAs around Shire of Stawell:
Dunmunkle Dunmunkle Kara Kara
Wimmera Shire of Stawell Kara Kara
Dundas Ararat Avoca

The Shire of Stawell was a local government area about 230 kilometres (143 mi) west-northwest of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 2,606 square kilometres (1,006.2 sq mi), and existed from 1861 until 1995.

Contents

Stawell itself was managed by a separate entity; the City of Stawell.

History

Stawell was first incorporated as a road district on 29 January 1861, and became a shire on 30 December 1864. On 26 October 1926, it annexed part of the North Riding of the Shire of Ararat. [2]

On 20 January 1995, the Shire of Stawell was abolished, and, along with the City of Stawell, the Town of St Arnaud, most of the Shire of Kara Kara, and parts of the Shires of Ararat, Avoca, Donald and Dunmunkle, and the Grampians National Park within the Shire of Wimmera, was merged into the newly created Shire of Northern Grampians. The Armstrong district was transferred into the Rural City of Ararat. [3]

Wards

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

Towns and localities

Population

YearPopulation
19542,286
19582,370*
19612,193
19662,355
19712,034
19762,050#
19812,375
19862,552
19912,754

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.
# 1981 census says 2,306 for 1976.

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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. 840–841. 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. 4,10. ISBN   0-642-23117-6 . Retrieved 5 January 2008.

Coordinates: 37°03′S142°46′E / 37.050°S 142.767°E / -37.050; 142.767