Shire of Charlton

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Shire of Charlton
Victoria
Old lga Charlton.png
Location in Victoria
Population 1,850 (1992)[1]
 • Density 1.574/km2 (4.078/sq mi)
Established 1895
Area 1,175 km2 (453.7 sq mi)
Council seat Charlton
County Gladstone, Kara Kara, Tatchera
LGAs around Shire of Charlton:
Wycheproof Kerang Gordon
Donald Shire of Charlton Korong
Kara Kara Kara Kara Korong

The Shire of Charlton was a local government area about 240 kilometres (149 mi) north-northwest of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 1,175 square kilometres (453.7 sq mi), and existed from 1895 until 1995.

History[edit]

Charlton was first incorporated as a shire on 28 May 1895 upon the severance of portions of the Shires of Kerang, Gordon and St Arnaud.[2]

On 20 January 1995, the Shire was abolished, and merged with the Shires of Birchip, Donald, Wycheproof and part of Kara Kara into the Shire of Buloke.[3]

Wards[edit]

Charlton was divided into three ridings on 25 May 1988, each of which elected three councillors:

  • North Riding
  • South Riding
  • West Riding

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1954 2,350
1958 2,510*
1961 2,492
1966 2,492
1971 2,226
1976 2,120
1981 2,063
1986 1,968
1991 1,749

* 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. pp. 625–626.  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. Commonwealth of Australia. p. 5. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 

Coordinates: 36°16′S 143°21′E / 36.267°S 143.350°E / -36.267; 143.350