Shire of Mortlake

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Shire of Mortlake
Victoria
Old lga Mortlake.png
Location in Victoria
Population 3,070 (1992)[1]
 • Density 1.4366/km2 (3.721/sq mi)
Established 1860
Area 2,137 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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

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

  • Ballangeich Riding
  • Darlington Riding
  • Mortlake Riding
  • Woorndoo Riding

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1954 4,060
1958 4,350*
1961 4,627
1966 4,404
1971 4,073
1976 3,728
1981 3,461
1986 3,125
1991 3,002

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.

References[edit]

  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. Commonwealth of Australia. p. 5,10. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 

Coordinates: 38°04′S 142°48′E / 38.067°S 142.800°E / -38.067; 142.800