Shire of Pyalong

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Shire of Pyalong
Victoria
Old lga Pyalong.png
Location in Victoria
Population 810 (1992)[1]
 • Density 1.402/km2 (3.632/sq mi)
Established 1863
Area 577.57 km2 (223.0 sq mi)
Council seat Pyalong
County Dalhousie
LGAs around Shire of Pyalong:
McIvor McIvor Seymour
Kyneton Shire of Pyalong Seymour
Romsey Kilmore Broadford

The Shire of Pyalong was a local government area about 85 kilometres (53 mi) north of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 577.57 square kilometres (223.0 sq mi), and existed from 1863 until 1994.

History[edit]

Pyalong was incorporated as a road district on 2 September 1863, and became a shire on 5 May 1871.[2]

On 18 November 1994, the Shire of Pyalong was abolished, and, along with the Rural City of Seymour and the Shire of Broadford, and parts of the Shire of McIvor, was merged into the newly created Shire of Mitchell.[3]

Wards[edit]

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

  • East Riding
  • South Riding
  • West Riding

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1954 483
1958 500*
1961 456
1966 456
1971 439
1976 472
1981 495
1986 602
1991 744

* 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. 811–812.  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°07′S 144°51′E / 37.117°S 144.850°E / -37.117; 144.850