Narrandera Shire

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional town, see Narrandera, New South Wales.
Narrandera Shire
New South Wales
Narrandera LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 34°45′S 146°33′E / 34.750°S 146.550°E / -34.750; 146.550Coordinates: 34°45′S 146°33′E / 34.750°S 146.550°E / -34.750; 146.550
Population 6,071 (2012)[1]
 • Density 1.47490/km2 (3.8200/sq mi)
Established 1960
Area 4,116.2 km2 (1,589.3 sq mi)[2]
Mayor Cr. Jenny Clarke (Independent)[3]
Council seat Narrandera[4]
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Cootamundra
Federal Division(s) Farrer[5]
Website Narrandera Shire
LGAs around Narrandera Shire:
Carrathool Bland Coolamon
Leeton Narrandera Shire Wagga Wagga
Murrumbidgee Federation Lockhart

Narrandera Shire is a local government area in the Riverina region of south-western New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Sturt and Newell Highways.

The present Narrandera Shire was formed on 1 January 1960 by an amalgamation of the previous Narrandera Municipality and part of the Yanko Shire. The first Narrandera Municipality was incorporated on 18 March 1885. Narrandera Shire is a large shire in the geographical centre of the Riverina, with over 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) of roads within its boundaries.[citation needed]

The Shire includes the town of Narrandera and the villages of Grong Grong, Binya and Barellan.

The mayor of Narrandera Shire is Cr. Jenny Clarke, an independent politician.[3]


Current composition and election method[edit]

Narrandera Shire Council is composed of nine councillors elected proportionally as a single ward. All councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The mayor is elected by the councillors at the first meeting of the Council. The most recent election was due to be held on 8 September 2012; however, only nine candidates, being those below, nominated for election. There being no additional candidates, the election was uncontested.[6] The makeup of the Council is as follows:[7]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 9
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[7]

Councillor Party Notes
  Jenny Clarke Independent Mayor[3]
  Graham Eipper Independent
  Wesley Hall Unaligned Deputy Mayor[3]
  Jim Howard Unaligned
  Neville Kschenka Independent
  Jason Lee Independent
  Barry Mayne Unaligned
  Kevin Morris Independent
  John Sullivan Unaligned


Mayors of Narrandera Council (1885–1959)[edit]

The list of mayors of Narrandera Council (1885–1959) appears below.[8][9]

Mayor Term
Robert Heatie Ferrier 1885
Henry Daniel Adams 1886
John Armstrong 1887
James Moulton 1888
Bruce Kennedy 1988-1989
James Bowes 1889 (February–March)[8]
John Fleming Willans (1st term) 1890-1893
Michael Cohen 1894
John Fleming Willans (2nd term) 1894 (July)[8]
Peter Sullivan 1895
James Armstrong 1896
Lewis S Abrahams 1897
Thomas Henry Elwin (1st term) 1898
Fred Allan Smith (1st term) 1899-1900
James Joseph Quirk 1901
Fred Allan Smith (2nd term) 1902-1903
Ebenezer C H Matthews (1st term) 1904-1906
Thomas Henry Elwin (2nd term) 1907-1913
James Charles Little 1914
Thomas Henry Elwin (3rd term) 1915-1916
Ebernezer C H Matthews (2nd term) 1916 (November)[8]
John Anderson McPherson 1917-1919
Robert Henry Hankinson (1st term) 1920-1921
George Norman Dixon 1922-1923
Robert Henry Hankinson (2nd term) 1924
William H Harden 1924 (April),[8] 1925
Robert Henry Hankinson (3rd term) 1926
Samuel Henry Barker 1927
Robert Henry Hankinson (4th term) 1928-1930
Frederick Thelwell Yeoman (1st term) 1930 (August),[8] 1931
Thomas Henry Mancy 1932-1934
Frederick Thelwell Yeoman (2nd term) 1935
Alexander Baird 1936-1937
Frederick Thelwell Yeoman (3rd term) 1938
Ralph E R Skinner 1939
Francis Charles Garner (1st term) 1940
Thomas Gordon (1st term) 1941
Richard Eric Blamey 1942
Thomas Gordon (2nd term) 1943-1944
George F Hepburn 1945
William Joseph Gammage 1946
John Archer Lorimer 1947
Francis Charles Garner (2nd term) 1948-1950
Robert Henry Hankinson (5th term) 1951
William George Armstrong 1951 (June),[8] 1959

Mayors of Narrandera Shire (1960–2013)[edit]

The list of mayors of Narrandera Shire Council (1960–2013) appears below.[8][10]

Mayor Term
Richard Percival Broad 1960-1961
Edward Gilbert Day (1st term) 1962
Archibald Herbert McIntosh 1963-1965
Edward Gilbert Day (2nd term) 1966-1968
Ronald Sydney Strivens 1969-1973
September elections commenced[8]
Kenneth Lionel Kiesling (1st term) 1973-1975
Bruce Charles (1st term) 1975-1977
Kenneth Lionel Kiesling (2nd term) 1977-1979
Bruce Charles (2nd term) 1979-1980
Warwick John Heckendorf (1st term) 1980-1984
John Browne Driscoll 1984-1987
Warwick John Heckendorf (2nd term) 1987-1990
Shirley Ann Hocking (1st term) 1990-1991
Desmond Joseph Edwards (1st term) 1991-1994
Shirley Ann Hocking (2nd term) 1994-1996
John Beattie (1st term) 1996-1999
Desmond Joseph Edwards (2nd term) 1999-2000
John Beattie (2nd term) 2000-2002
Desmond Joseph Edwards (3rd term) 2002-2007
John William Sullivan 2007-2008
Graham Eipper (1st term) 2008-2009
Wesley Munro Hall 2009-2010
Graham Eipper (2nd term) 2010-2011
Jennifer Clare Clarke 2012–present


  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2012". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2014.  Estimated resident population (ERP) at 30 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Narrandera Regional Profile". Riverina Regional Development Board. Retrieved 28 August 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Popular Mayor re-elected". Narrandera Argus. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Narrandera Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 1 December 2006. 
  5. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Farrer (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 25 February 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "No council vote in some Riverina shires". ABC News (Australia). 10 August 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Narrandera Shire Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i Narrandera Shire Council honour boards
  9. ^ Bill Gammage (1986). Narrandera Shire. Bill Gammage for the Narrandera Shire Council. p. 240. 
  10. ^ Bill Gammage (1986). Narrandera Shire. Bill Gammage for the Narrandera Shire Council. p. 241.