City of South Melbourne
|City of South Melbourne|
Location in Melbourne
|• Density||1,975/km2 (5,116/sq mi)|
|Area||8.91 km2 (3.4 sq mi)|
|Council seat||South Melbourne|
The City of South Melbourne was a local government area about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia, on the south bank of the Yarra River. The city covered an area of 8.91 square kilometres (3.44 sq mi), and existed from 1855 until 1994.
South Melbourne was first incorporated as the Emerald Hill Borough on 26 May 1855, and became a town on 1 March 1872. It was proclaimed a city, and was renamed South Melbourne, on 21 September 1883.
The Council met at the South Melbourne Town Hall on Bank Street, between Fishley and Layfield Streets, South Melbourne. The hall still exists and is now used by the Australian National Academy of Music.
The City of South Melbourne was divided into four wards, each electing three councillors:
- Canterbury Ward
- Fawkner Ward
- Hobson Ward
- Queens Ward
* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. p. 49. ISSN 0067-1223.
- Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 483–484. Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
- Monash University (1999). "Australian Places - South Melbourne". Archived from the original on 2003-04-02. Retrieved 2008-01-04.
- 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.