City of Charters Towers

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City of Charters Towers
Queensland
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Location within Queensland
Population 8,155 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 194.17/km2 (502.9/sq mi)
Established 1877
Area 42.0 km2 (16.2 sq mi)
Council seat Charters Towers
Region North Queensland
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The City of Charters Towers was a local government area in North Queensland, Australia, consisting of the centre and suburbs of the town of Charters Towers. Established in 1877, it was entirely surrounded by the Shire of Dalrymple, with which it amalgamated in 2008 to form the Charters Towers Region.

History[edit]

The Borough of Charters Towers was proclaimed on 21 June 1877 under the Municipal Institutions Act 1864.[2][3] It achieved a measure of autonomy in 1878 with the enactment of the Local Government Act. With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, the Borough of Charters Towers became the Town of Charters Towers on 31 March 1903.[4]

On 13 April 1909, Charters Towers was proclaimed a City.[4][5][6]

A separate Shire of Queenton was excised from the surrounding Dalrymple Division on 2 July 1902, and merged with the City of Charters Towers on 23 December 1916.[6][7]

On 15 March 2008, under the Local Government (Reform Implementation) Act 2007 passed by the Parliament of Queensland on 10 August 2007, the City of Charters Towers amalgamated with the Shire of Dalrymple to form the Charters Towers Region.[6][8]

Suburbs[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1933 6,978
1947 7,561
1954 6,961
1961 7,633
1966 7,602
1971 7,518
1976 7,914
1981 6,823
1986 7,208
1991 9,016
1996 8,893
2001 8,492
2006 8,155

Mayors[edit]

William Grant Clark, Mayor of Charters Towers, wearing the plaid of the hunting Stewart clan, 1908
P. J. Allen, Mayor of Charters Towers, 1901
  • 1901: P. J. Allen
  • 1908: David Rollston [9]
  • 1908: William Grant Clark
  • 1916: C. Watts [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Charters Towers (C) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 September 2009. 
  2. ^ 28 Vic No. 21 (Imp)
  3. ^ "Agency ID11207, Charters Towers Municipal Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Agency ID11208, Charters Towers Town Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Queensland Government Gazette, Vol. XCII, 13 April 1909, p.1019.
  6. ^ a b c "Agency ID2099, Charters Towers City Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Agency ID1676, Queenton Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Agency ID11043, Charters Towers Regional Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "LICENSING AUTHORITIES.". Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1885 - 1954) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 4 April 1908. p. 3. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  10. ^ Consolidated Index to Queensland Government Gazette 1859-1919. Queensland Family History Society. 2004. ISBN 1 876613 79 3.