Grenville Shire

Grenville shire (1863-1994) adjoined the south-west of Ballarat and extended nearly to Skipton and Lismore. Its area was 845 sq km, and its main centres of population were former gold mining towns along the Glenelg Highway. It was named after William Grenville, First Baron (1759-1834), English parliamentarian and mover of the resolution for the abolition of slavery in 1806-07.

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