Shire of Kilmore

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Shire of Kilmore
Victoria
Old lga Kilmore.png
Location in Victoria
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Kilmore Town Hall
Population 9,380 (1992)[1]
 • Density 18.432/km2 (47.738/sq mi)
Established 1856
Area 508.9 km2 (196.5 sq mi)
Council seat Kilmore
County Bourke, Dalhousie
LGAs around Shire of Kilmore:
Pyalong Pyalong Seymour
Romsey Shire of Kilmore Broadford
Bulla Bulla Whittlesea

The Shire of Kilmore was a local government area about 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 508.9 square kilometres (196.5 sq mi), and existed from 1856 until 1995.

History[edit]

Kilmore was first incorporated as a road district on 15 July 1856. It became a borough in 1863 and a shire on 24 December 1874. It was redefined on 1 October 1890. On 28 May 1958, it annexed parts of the Shire of Romsey.[2]

On 20 January 1995, the Shire of Kilmore was abolished, and was merged into the Shire of Mitchell, which was created earlier in November 1994 after the merger of the Rural City of Seymour, the Shires of Broadford and Pyalong, and parts of the Shire of McIvor.[3]

Wards[edit]

The Shire of Kilmore was divided into four ridings, each of which elected three councillors:

  • Wallan Riding
  • Bylands & Glenburnie Riding
  • Willowmavin & Moranding Riding
  • Kilmore Riding

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1954 1,932
1958 2,369*
1961 2,728
1966 2,739
1971 2,798
1976 3,660
1981 4,919
1986 6,724
1991 8,827

* 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. 721–723.  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. 9. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 

Coordinates: 37°17′S 144°57′E / 37.283°S 144.950°E / -37.283; 144.950