City of Prahran

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City of Prahran
Victoria
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Location in Melbourne
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Prahran Town Hall
Population 42,200 (1992)[1]
 • Density 4,419/km2 (11,445/sq mi)
Established 1855
Area 9.55 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Council seat Malvern
Region Melbourne
County Bourke
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LGAs around City of Prahran:
Melbourne Richmond Hawthorn
South Melbourne City of Prahran Malvern
St Kilda St Kilda Caulfield

The City of Prahran was a local government area about 5 kilometres (3 mi) southeast of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The city covered an area of 9.55 square kilometres (3.69 sq mi), and existed from 1855 until 1994.

History[edit]

Prahran (/pɛ'ræn/) was incorporated as a municipal district on 24 April 1855, and became a borough on 1 October 1863, a town on 13 May 1870, and a city on 30 May 1879.[2]

On 22 June 1994, the City of Prahran was abolished, and, along with the City of Malvern, was merged into the newly created City of Stonnington.[3]

Council meetings were held at the Prahran Town Hall, at Chapel Street and Greville Street, Prahran. It presently serves as a service centre for the City of Stonnington.

Mayors[edit]

Wards[edit]

The City of Prahran was subdivided into four wards on 2 December 1887, each electing three councillors:[2]

  • Prahran Ward
  • South Yarra Ward
  • Toorak Ward
  • Windsor Ward

Suburbs[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1861 9,886
1881 21,268
1891 39,703
1921 50,290
1947 59,882
1954 54,009
1958 51,500*
1961 52,554
1966 54,629
1971 56,766
1976 48,462
1981 45,018
1986 43,051
1991 42,195

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. p. 49. ISSN 0067-1223. 
  2. ^ a b Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 455–456.  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 2007-12-16. 

Coordinates: 37°51′25″S 145°02′10″E / 37.857°S 145.036°E / -37.857; 145.036