Town of St Arnaud

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Town of St Arnaud
Victoria
Old lgadot St Arnaud.png
Location in Victoria
Population 2,910 (1992)[1]
 • Density 112.27/km2 (290.8/sq mi)
Established 1861
Area 25.92 km2 (10.0 sq mi)
Council seat St Arnaud
County Kara Kara
Town hall

The Town of St. Arnaud was a local government area about 240 kilometres (149 mi) northwest of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The town covered an area of 25.92 square kilometres (10.0 sq mi), and existed from 1861 until 1994. Its area was surrounded by the Shire of Kara Kara.

History[edit]

St. Arnaud was first incorporated as a municipal district on 16 August 1861. It became a borough on 1 October 1863, and a town on 17 October 1950.[2]

On 20 January 1995, the Town was abolished, and merged with City of Stawell, most of the Shires of Stawell and 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.[3]

The Town of St Arnaud was not subdivided into wards, and the nine councillors represented the entire area.

Population[edit]

Year Population
1954 3,037
1958 3,170*
1961 3,150
1966 3,003
1971 2,779
1976 2,786
1981 2,721
1986 2,692
1991 2,741

* 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. 545–546.  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. 10. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 

Coordinates: 36°36′S 143°15′E / 36.600°S 143.250°E / -36.600; 143.250