Shire of Warracknabeal

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Shire of Warracknabeal
Victoria
Old lga Warracknabeal.png
Location in Victoria
Population 3,850 (1992)[1]
 • Density 2.094/km2 (5.422/sq mi)
Established 1891
Area 1,839 km2 (710.0 sq mi)
Council seat Warracknabeal
County Borung
LGAs around Shire of Warracknabeal:
Dimboola Karkarooc Birchip
Dimboola Shire of Warracknabeal Donald
Wimmera Dunmunkle Donald

The Shire of Warracknabeal was a local government area about 200 kilometres (124 mi) west-northwest of Bendigo and 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Horsham in western Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 1,839 square kilometres (710.0 sq mi), and existed from 1891 until 1995.

History[edit]

The Warracknabeal area was initially within the St Arnaud Road District, first created in 1861, which became a Shire in 1864. On 30 January 1891, its West Riding was severed to create the Shire of Borung. Several boundary changes occurred between 1891 and 1916:

  • 12 May 1893 - Borung annexed the East Riding of the Shire of Dimboola, which became the West Riding.
  • 22 May 1896 - Part of Borung was annexed by the Shire of Birchip.
  • 29 May 1896 - Borung lost part of its North and West Ridings which became the Shire of Karkarooc, but gained part of Shire of Wimmera. This addition was adjusted on 9 April 1897.
  • 21 May 1916 - Borung lost part of its East and South Ridings to the Shire of Dunmunkle, to form that Shire's North Riding.

On 7 September 1938 Borung was formally renamed Warracknabeal.[2]

On 20 January 1995, the Shire was abolished, and merged with most of the Shires of Dunmunkle and Shire of Karkarooc and parts of the Wimmera into the Shire of Yarriambiack.[3]

Wards[edit]

Warracknabeal was divided into three ridings on 10 November 1987, each of which elected three councillors:

  • North West Riding
  • North East Riding
  • South East Riding

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1954 4,861
1958 5,120*
1961 4,717
1966 4,712
1971 4,218
1976 4,240
1981 3,932
1986 3,754
1991 3,659

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. p. 51. ISSN 0067-1223. 
  2. ^ Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 884–885.  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. 12. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 

Coordinates: 36°15′S 142°25′E / 36.250°S 142.417°E / -36.250; 142.417