Shire of Mukinbudin

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Shire of Mukinbudin
Western Australia
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Mukinbudin Memorial Hall, 2014
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Location in Western Australia
Population 491 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.17/km2 (0.44/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6479
Area 3,437.1 km2 (1,327.1 sq mi)
Mayor Gary Shadbolt
Council seat Mukinbudin
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack
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Website Shire of Mukinbudin
LGAs around Shire of Mukinbudin:
Mount Marshall Mount Marshall Yilgarn
Mount Marshall Shire of Mukinbudin Westonia
Trayning Nungarin Merredin

The Shire of Mukinbudin is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Merredin and about 300 kilometres (186 mi) east of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 3,437 square kilometres (1,327 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Mukinbudin.

History[edit]

Initially, Mukinbudin was governed by the Merredin Road District. In 1921, the Nungarin Road District was gazetted, and on 1 November 1933 Mukinbudin, which had grown considerably in the intervening years, was gazetted separately.[2] Its first election was held on 18 November 1933, and Thomas Basil Conway was elected its inaugural chairman at its first meeting.

On 1 July 1961, it became a Shire under the Local Government Act 1960.[3]

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1933 350
1947 470
1954 589
1961 707
1966 869
1971 872
1976 995
1981 884
1986 855
1991 678
1996 691
2001 648
2006 575
2011 490

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Road Districts Act 1919-32 (per PW 1952/26)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 20 July 1933. p. 1933:1080. 
    * "Road Districts Act 1919-32. Nungarin Road District. Alteration of boundaries with Mount Marshall Road District and formation of Mukinbudin Road District. Order in Council (per PW 1952/26)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 1 September 1933. p. 1933:1260.  Effective 1 November 1933.
  3. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 May 2007.

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Coordinates: 30°54′50″S 118°12′25″E / 30.914°S 118.207°E / -30.914; 118.207