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Shire of Rutherglen

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Population  3,560 (1992)
County  Bogong
Area  530.9 kmĀ²
Council seat  Rutherglen
Established  1862
Shire of Rutherglen  Chiltern
Founded  1862
Shire of Rutherglen

The Shire of Rutherglen was a local government area about 275 kilometres (171 mi) north-northeast of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 530.9 square kilometres (205.0 sq mi), and existed from 1862 until 1994.

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History

Rutherglen was incorporated as a road district on 12 September 1862 and became a shire on 16 June 1871. Part of its Lilliput Riding was lost to the Shire of Chiltern in February 1917. On 15 December 1920, the Borough of Rutherglen, which had been gazetted on 12 September 1862 with an area of 518 hectares (1,280 acres), was merged into the Shire as its Central Riding.

On 18 November 1994, the Shire was abolished, and merged with most of the Shires of Beechworth, Chiltern and Yackandandah into the Shire of Indigo.

Wards

Rutherglen was divided into three wards, each of which elected three councillors:

  • Central Ward
  • East Ward
  • West Ward
  • Towns and localities

  • Rutherglen
  • Wahgunyah (opposite Corowa, New South Wales
  • Browns Plains
  • Cornishtown
  • Gooramadda
  • Great Northern
  • Lilliput
  • Prentice North
  • Population

    * Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.

    References

    Shire of Rutherglen Wikipedia


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