Shire of Stawell

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Shire of Stawell
Victoria
Old lga Stawell.png
Location in Victoria
Population 2,620 (1992)[1]
 • Density 1.0054/km2 (2.604/sq mi)
Established 1861
Area 2,606 km2 (1,006.2 sq mi)
Council seat Stawell
County Borung, Kara Kara
LGAs around Shire of Stawell:
Dunmunkle Dunmunkle Kara Kara
Wimmera Shire of Stawell Kara Kara
Dundas Ararat Avoca

The Shire of Stawell was a local government area about 230 kilometres (143 mi) west-northwest of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 2,606 square kilometres (1,006.2 sq mi), and existed from 1861 until 1994.

History[edit]

Stawell was first incorporated as a road district on 29 January 1861, and became a shire on 30 December 1864. On 26 October 1926, it annexed part of the North Riding of the Shire of Ararat.[2]

On 20 January 1995, the Shire was abolished, and merged with Town of St Arnaud, City of Stawell, most of the Shire of Kara Kara, the Grampians National Park within the Shire of Wimmera and parts of the Shires of Ararat, Avoca, Donald and Dunmunkle into the Shire of Northern Grampians. The Armstrong district passed into the Rural City of Ararat.[3]

Wards[edit]

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

  • North Riding
  • East Riding
  • West Riding
  • North-East Riding

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1954 2,286
1958 2,370*
1961 2,193
1966 2,355
1971 2,034
1976 2,050#
1981 2,375
1986 2,552
1991 2,754

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.
# 1981 census says 2,306 for 1976.

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. 840–841.  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. 4,10. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 

Coordinates: 37°03′S 142°46′E / 37.050°S 142.767°E / -37.050; 142.767