Shire of Barcaldine

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Shire of Barcaldine
Queensland
Barcaldine LGA Qld.png
Location within Queensland
Population 1,818 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 0.21519/km2 (0.55734/sq mi)
Established 1892
Area 8,448.4 km2 (3,261.9 sq mi)
Council seat Barcaldine
Barcaldine Logo.jpg
Website www.barcaldine.qld.gov.au
LGAs around Shire of Barcaldine:
Ilfracombe Aramac Jericho
Ilfracombe Shire of Barcaldine Jericho
Blackall Blackall Blackall

The Shire of Barcaldine was a local government area located in central Queensland and headquartered in the town of Barcaldine. It covered an area of 8,448.4 square kilometres (3,261.9 sq mi), and existed as a local government entity from 1892 until 2008, when it amalgamated with the Shires of Aramac and Jericho to form the Barcaldine Region.

Major industries in the area are wool and grazing.

History[edit]

Map of Barcaldine Division and adjacent local government areas, March 1902
Shire Hall at Barcaldine, circa 1920

Kargoolnah Division was created on 11 November 1879 as one of 74 divisions around Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879, and included the areas of Blackall, Tambo and Barcaldine as well as parts of Jericho. On 3 September 1892, a new Barcaldine Division was proclaimed and excised from Kargoolnah.

With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Barcaldine Division became Shire of Barcaldine on 31 March 1903. On 15 March 2008, under the Local Government (Reform Implementation) Act 2007 passed by the Parliament of Queensland on 10 August 2007, the Shire of Barcaldine merged with the Shires of Aramac and Jericho to form the Barcaldine Region.[2]

The Barcaldine Shire Hall is now listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.[3]

Towns and localities[edit]

  • Barcaldine
  • Barcaldine Downs
  • Grant
  • Narbethong
  • Patrick

Chairmen[edit]

  • 1927: Robert Francis Lyons [4]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1933 2,612
1947 2,147
1954 2,200
1961 2,384
1966 2,282
1971 1,868
1976 1,780
1981 1,783
1986 1,779
1991 1,813
1996 1,850
2001 1,773
2006 1,818

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Barcaldine (S) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Agency ID11031, Barcaldine Regional Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Barcaldine Shire Hall & Offices (entry 16037)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

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