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Shire of Warrnambool

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Population  8,940 (1992)
Shire of Warrnambool  Heytesbury
Founded  1854
Established  1854
Area  1,605 kmĀ²
Council seat  Warrnambool
Shire of Warrnambool
County  Villiers, Heytesbury, Hampden

The Shire of Warrnambool was a local government area located about 260 kilometres (162 mi) west-southwest of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 1,605 square kilometres (619.7 sq mi), and existed from 1854 until 1994.

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History

Warrnambool was first incorporated as a road district on 11 July 1854, and became a shire on 31 December 1863.

On 1 June 1985, the Borough of Koroit was merged into the Shire of Warrnambool, as an additional riding known as the Koroit Riding.

On 23 September 1994, the Shire of Warrnambool was abolished, and, along with the Borough of Port Fairy, the Shires of Belfast and Minhamite, parts of the Shires of Dundas, Mortlake and Mount Rouse, and the Tower Hill Reserve, was merged into the newly created Shire of Moyne.

Wards

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

  • North Riding
  • South Riding
  • East Riding
  • Koroit Riding
  • Population

    * Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.

    References

    Shire of Warrnambool Wikipedia


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