Shire of Oxley
|Shire of Oxley
Location in Victoria
|• Density||1.9038/km2 (4.931/sq mi)|
|Area||2,789.2 km2 (1,076.9 sq mi)|
The Shire of Oxley was a local government area in Victoria, Australia, immediately to the south of the city of Wangaratta, which housed the shire's council chambers. Oxley covered an area of 2,789.2 square kilometres (1,076.92 sq mi), and existed from 1862 until 1994.
The Oxley Road District was incorporated on 21 November 1862, and became a shire on 12 December 1865 after changes to local government legislation. Subsequently, it was divided into Eastern, Central and Western ridings, each of which elected three councillors. On 18 November 1994, the Shire was annexed into what eventually became the Rural City of Wangaratta.
The councillors of the Oxley Shire commissioned Graham Jones to prepare a history of the shire which was published in 1995 as "Memories of Oxley".
* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.
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