Shire of Birchip


Shire of Birchip

Infobox Australian Place | type = lga
name = Shire of Birchip
state = vic
region =
area = 1468
est = 1895
seat = Birchip
pop = 1270 (1992) [cite book|title=Victorian Year Book|author=Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office|year=1994|page=49-52|id=ISSN 0067-1223]

logosize =


caption = Location in Victoria
county = Tatchera, Karkarooc, Borung
near-nw = Karkarooc
near-n = Wycheproof
near-ne = Wycheproof
near-w = Karkarooc
near-e = Wycheproof
near-sw = Warracknabeal
near-s = Donald
near-se = Donald
_noautocat = yes

The Shire of Birchip was a Local Government Area located about convert|170|km|mi|0 northwest of Bendigo in northwestern Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of convert|1468|km2|sqmi|1, and existed from 1895 until 1995.

History

Birchip was first incorporated as a shire on 6 April 1895. It was originally gazetted as Shire of Wirmbirchip, with the error being fixed on 8 November 1895. On 22 May 1896, it annexed part of the Shire of Borung.cite book|title=Victorian Municipal Directory|year=1992|publisher=Arnall & Jackson|location=Brunswick|pages=605-606 Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.]

On 20 January 1995, the Shire was abolished, and merged with the Shires of Charlton, Donald, Wycheproof and part of Kara Kara into the Shire of Buloke. [cite book|url=http://www.ausstats.abs.gov.au/ausstats/free.nsf/0/76E601D6DB55E88ACA25722500049195/$File/12570_1994-95.pdf|title=Victorian local government amalgamations 1994-1995: Changes to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification|author=Australian Bureau of Statistics|date=1 August 1995|publisher=Commonwealth of Australia|page=5|isbn=0-642-23117-6|accessdate=2008-01-05]

Wards

Birchip was divided into three ridings on 31 May 1988, each of which elected three councillors:
* North Riding
* South Riding
* West Riding

Towns and Localities

* Birchip
* Ballapur
* Curyo
* Jil Jil
* Karyrie
* Kinnabulla
* Lake Tchum
* Morton Plains
* Reedy Dam
* Warmur
* Watchupga
* Whirily
* Wilkur South

Population

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.

References


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