Shire of Kara Kara


Shire of Kara Kara

Infobox Australian Place | type = lga
name = Shire of Kara Kara
state = vic
region =
area = 2292.79
est = 1861
seat = St Arnaud
pop = 1160 (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 = Kara Kara
near-nw = Donald
near-n = Charlton
near-ne = Charlton
near-w = Dunmunkle
near-e = Korong
near-sw = Stawell
near-s = Avoca
near-se = Bet Bet
_noautocat = yes

The Shire of Kara Kara was a Local Government Area located about convert|240|km|mi|0 northwest of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of convert|2292.79|km2|sqmi|1, and existed from 1861 until 1994.

History

Kara Kara was first incorporated as the St Arnaud District on 25 June 1861, and became a shire on 14 November 1864. It was renamed Kara Kara on 20 October 1884.cite book|title=Victorian Municipal Directory|year=1992|publisher=Arnall & Jackson|location=Brunswick|pages=712-713 Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.]

On 20 January 1995, the Shire was abolished, and merged with Town of St Arnaud, the City and most of the Shire of Stawell, 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. The Cope Cope district became part of 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=5,10|isbn=0-642-23117-6|accessdate=2008-01-05]

Wards

Kara Kara was divided into three ridings, each of which elected three councillors:
* South Riding
* East Riding
* West Riding

Towns and Localities

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.

References


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