City of Castlemaine

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City of Castlemaine
Victoria
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Location in Victoria
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Town Hall
Population 7,310 (1992)[1]
 • Density 313.60/km2 (812.2/sq mi)
Established 1855
Area 23.31 km2 (9.0 sq mi)
Council seat Castlemaine
County Talbot
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LGAs around City of Castlemaine:
Maldon Maldon Metcalfe
Maldon City of Castlemaine Metcalfe
Newstead Newstead Newstead

The City of Castlemaine was a local government area about 120 kilometres (75 mi) north-northwest of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia, and 38 kilometres (24 mi) south of the regional city of Bendigo. The city covered an area of 23.31 square kilometres (9.0 sq mi) and it existed from 1855 until 1995.

History[edit]

Castlemaine was first incorporated as a municipal district on 23 April 1855. It became a borough on 1 October 1863, a town on 30 January 1950, and was proclaimed a city on 4 December 1965.[2]

On 20 January 1995, the City of Castlemaine was abolished, and, along with the Shires of Maldon, Metcalfe and Newstead, was merged into the newly created Shire of Mount Alexander.[3]

The City of Castlemaine was not divided into wards, and its nine councillors represented the entire city.

Population[edit]

Year Population
1954 6,577
1958 7,020*
1961 7,216
1966 7,082
1971 6,915
1976 6,675
1981 6,564
1986 6,603
1991 6,812

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.

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. 332.  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. 10. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 

Coordinates: 37°04′S 144°13′E / 37.067°S 144.217°E / -37.067; 144.217