Shire of Yackandandah

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Shire of Yackandandah
Victoria
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Location in Victoria
Population 4,660 (1992)[1]
 • Density 4.057/km2 (10.507/sq mi)
Established 1862
Area 1,148.75 km2 (443.5 sq mi)
Council seat Yackandandah
County Bogong
Yackandandah Council 1994 (Age 29-01-94).jpg
LGAs around Shire of Yackandandah:
Chiltern Wodonga Tallangatta
Beechworth Shire of Yackandandah Tallangatta
Myrtleford Bright Tallangatta

The Shire of Yackandandah was a local government area about 290 kilometres (180 mi) northeast of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 1,148.75 square kilometres (443.5 sq mi), and existed from 1862 until 1994.

History[edit]

Yackandandah was incorporated as a road district on 8 August 1862, and became a shire on 30 December 1864. It was originally created with a larger area, but it lost land to the Shire of Chiltern in two transfers; on 14 May 1913 and 30 May 1917.[2]

On 18 November 1994, the Shire of Yackandandah was abolished, and, along with most of the Shires of Beechworth, Chiltern and Rutherglen, was merged into the newly created Shire of Indigo. The Baranduda district was transferred to the Rural City of Wodonga, while the Dederang district was transferred into the newly created Alpine Shire.[3]

Wards[edit]

The Shire of Yackandandah was divided into three ridings:

  • Yackandandah Riding (4 councillors)
  • Kiewa Riding (3 councillors)
  • Dederang Riding (2 councillors)

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1954 3,131
1958 3,170*
1961 3,093
1966 3,062
1971 2,971
1976 3,151
1981 3,476
1986 3,989
1991 4,662

* 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. 903–904.  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. 4,8,12. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 

Coordinates: 36°19′S 146°50′E / 36.317°S 146.833°E / -36.317; 146.833