Shire of Cohuna

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Shire of Cohuna
Victoria
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Location in Victoria
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Cohuna Shire Memorial Hall
Population 4,630 (1992)[1]
 • Density 9.359/km2 (24.241/sq mi)
Established 1922
Area 494.69 km2 (191.0 sq mi)
Council seat Cohuna
County Gunbower
LGAs around Shire of Cohuna:
Kerang Wakool (NSW) Wakool (NSW)
Kerang Shire of Cohuna Murray (NSW)
Gordon Gordon Rochester

The Shire of Cohuna was a local government area on the Murray River, about 265 kilometres (165 mi) north-northwest of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 494.69 square kilometres (191.0 sq mi), and existed from 1922 until 1994.

History[edit]

Cohuna was originally part of the Swan Hill Road District, which initially covered most of northwestern Victoria. Swan Hill was incorporated on 8 July 1862, and became a shire on 14 August 1871. It was renamed the Shire of Kerang on 31 December 1898.

On 8 March 1922, parts of the North East and South East Ridings severed, and were incorporated as the Shire of Cohuna.[2]

On 20 January 1995, the Shire of Cohuna was abolished, and, along with the Borough of Kerang and the Shire of Kerang, was merged into the newly created Shire of Gannawarra.[3]

Wards[edit]

The Shire of Cohuna was divided into three wards, each of which elected three councillors:

  • Central Ward
  • East Ward
  • West Ward

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1954 3,872
1958 4,190*
1961 4,435
1966 4,664
1971 4,768
1976 4,607
1981 4,505
1986 4,332
1991 4,312

* 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. 631–632, 718–720.  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. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 

Coordinates: 35°48′S 144°12′E / 35.800°S 144.200°E / -35.800; 144.200