Shire of Maffra

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Shire of Maffra
Victoria
Old lga Maffra.png
Location in Victoria
Population 10,630 (1992)[1]
 • Density 2.5507/km2 (6.6064/sq mi)
Established 1875
Area 4,167.43 km2 (1,609.1 sq mi)
Council seat Maffra
County Tanjil, Wonnangatta
LGAs around Shire of Maffra:
Oxley Bright Bright
Mansfield Shire of Maffra Avon
Narracan Rosedale Sale (C)

The Shire of Maffra was a local government area about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north-northwest of Sale, the major regional centre in central Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 4,167.43 square kilometres (1,609.1 sq mi), and existed from 1875 until 1994.

History[edit]

Maffra was incorporated as a shire in October 1875. Part of its eastern riding was annexed to the Shire of Avon on 2 May 1917.[2]

On 2 December 1994, the Shire was abolished, and merged with Shire of Alberton, Shire of Avon, City of Sale and most of Shire of Rosedale into the Shire of Wellington.[3]

Wards[edit]

Maffra was divided into four ridings, each of which elected three councillors:

  • Town Riding
  • Central Riding
  • East Riding
  • West Riding

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1954 8,554
1958 8,930*
1961 8,758
1966 8,511
1971 8,515
1976 8,479
1981 8,707
1986 9,564
1991 10,117

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. pp. 49–52. ISSN 0067-1223. 
  2. ^ Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 747–748.  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. 12. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 

Coordinates: 37°57′S 146°59′E / 37.950°S 146.983°E / -37.950; 146.983