City of Hamilton (Victoria)

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City of Hamilton
Victoria
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Location in Victoria
Population 10,180 (1992)[1]
 • Density 493.2/km2 (1,277.4/sq mi)
Established 1859
Area 20.64 km2 (8.0 sq mi)
Council seat Hamilton
County Dundas, Normanby
Hamilton Council 1994.jpg

The City of Hamilton was a local government area about 300 kilometres (186 mi) west of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The city covered an area of 20.64 square kilometres (8.0 sq mi), and existed from 1859 until 1994. Its area was surrounded by the Shire of Dundas.

History[edit]

Hamilton was first incorporated as a municipal district on 1 November 1859. It became a borough on 11 September 1863 and a town on 28 March 1928. It was proclaimed as a city on 22 November 1949.[2]

On 23 September 1994, the City of Hamilton was abolished, and, along with the Shire of Wannon and parts of the Shires of Dundas and Mount Rouse, was merged into the newly created Shire of Southern Grampians.[3]

The City of Hamilton was not subdivided into wards, and its nine councillors represented the entire area.

Population[edit]

Year Population
1954 8,507
1958 9,280*
1961 9,495
1966 10,052
1971 9,673
1976 9,504
1981 9,751
1986 9,969
1991 9,753

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.

Gallery[edit]

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. p. 388.  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. 11. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 

Coordinates: 37°44′S 142°01′E / 37.733°S 142.017°E / -37.733; 142.017