Borough of Eaglehawk

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Borough of Eaglehawk
Victoria
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Location in Victoria
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Town Hall at Brassey Square
Population 8,800 (1992)[1]
 • Density 605/km2 (1,568/sq mi)
Established 1862
Area 14.54 km2 (5.6 sq mi)
Council seat Eaglehawk
County Bendigo
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The Borough of Eaglehawk was a local government area which covered the northwestern suburbs of the regional city of Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. The borough covered an area of 14.54 square kilometres (5.6 sq mi), and existed from 1862 until 1994.

History[edit]

Eaglehawk was first incorporated as a borough on 29 July 1862. It had nine councillors, who represented the entire borough.[2]

On 7 April 1994, the Borough of Eaglehawk was abolished, and, along with the City of Bendigo, the Rural City of Marong and the Shires of Huntly and Strathfieldsaye, was merged into the newly created City of Greater Bendigo.[3][4]

Councillors met at the Town Hall, at the intersection of Sailors Gully Road and Loddon Valley Highway, Eaglehawk.

Population[edit]

Year Population
1954 4,696
1958 5,000*
1961 4,926
1966 5,230
1971 5,383
1976 6,447
1981 7,355
1986 8,184
1991 8,381

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.

List of mayors[5][edit]

# Chairman/Mayor Term
1 James Mouat 1862–1863
2 John Thomas Caldwell 1863–1864
3 Charles Letheby 1864–1868
4 John W. Williams 1868–1869
(2) John Thomas Caldwell 1869–1871
5 Henry Trumble 1871–1873
6 Hay Kirkwood 1873–1876
7 J. Harris 1876–1877
(6) Hay Kirkwood 1877–1878
(5) Henry Trumble 1878–1879
8 George Willan 1879–1880
(1) James Mouat 1880–1881
9 J.J. Hall 1881–1882
10 William Vincent Kneebone 1882–1883
11 George Louden 1883–1884
12 John Green 1884–1885
(6) Hay Kirkwood 1885–1886
(8) George Willan 1886–1887
13 E. McCormick 1887–1888
14 F. Clark 1888–1889
(1) James Mouat 1889–1890
(10) William Vincent Kneebone 1890–1891
15 William James 1891–1892

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. p. 52. ISSN 0067-1223. 
  2. ^ Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. p. 548.  Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
  3. ^ Municipal Association of Victoria (2006). "Greater Bendigo City Council". Retrieved 2008-01-08.  Date cross-checked with the Records Division, Greater Bendigo City Council.
  4. ^ Taylor, Thomas (6 April 1994). "Marong to fall in line on super council". The Age. p. 6.  Accessed via Factiva online.
  5. ^ Mackay, George (1891), History of Bendigo. Reprinted 2000. Bendigo Modern Press, Bendigo Vic. ISBN 978-0-646-40572-8.

Coordinates: 36°44′S 144°15′E / 36.733°S 144.250°E / -36.733; 144.250