Shire of Bulloo

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Shire of Bulloo
Queensland
Bulloo LGA Qld.png
Location in Queensland
Population 377 (2010)[1]
 • Density 0.005108/km2 (0.013229/sq mi)
Established 1880
Area 73,807.6 km2 (28,497.3 sq mi)
Mayor John Ferguson
Council seat Thargomindah
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Website Shire of Bulloo
LGAs around Shire of Bulloo:
Barcoo Quilpie Quilpie
Outback Areas (SA) Shire of Bulloo Paroo
Far West (NSW) Far West (NSW) Far West (NSW)

The Shire of Bulloo is a local government area in South West Queensland, Australia. Cameron Corner, the point where New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia, is located at the south west corner of the shire. The Bulloo Shire covers an area of 73,807.6 square kilometres (28,497.3 sq mi), and its administrative centre is the town of Thargomindah.

Major industries in the shire include wool, beef, opals, oil and natural gas.

History[edit]

Map of Bulloo Division and adjacent local government areas, March 1902
Shire Hall, Thargomindah, circa 1893

Paroo Division was established on 11 November 1879 as one of the original divisions proclaimed under the Divisional Boards Act 1879.[2][3] On 3 June 1880, the western part of the Paroo Division was separated to create the Bulloo Division.[4]

On 21 June 1883, the boundaries between Diamantina Division and Bulloo Division were adjusted. [5][6]

With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Bulloo Division became the Shire of Bulloo on 31 March 1903.[7]

On 17 July 1930 Shire of Bulloo was abolished and absorbed into Shire of Quilpie, but was re-instated on 4 July 1931.[7]

Towns and localities[edit]

Chairmen and mayors[edit]

  • 1927: J. Cordner [8]
  • 2014: John Ferguson [9]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1933 614
1947 540
1954 672
1961 772
1966 658
1971 575
1976 521
1981 492
1986 675
1991 799
1996 801
2001 724
2006 370

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 March 2011). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2009–10". Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Proclamation [Paroo Division]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:1000. 
  3. ^ "Agency ID1472, Paroo Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Proclamation [Bulloo Division]". Queensland Government Gazette. 5 June 1880. p. 26:1316. 
  5. ^ "Proclamation [Diamantina Division amended]". Queensland Government Gazette. 23 June 1883. p. 32:1631. 
  6. ^ "Proclamation [Bulloo Division amended]". Queensland Government Gazette. 23 June 1883. p. 32:1632. 
  7. ^ a b "Agency ID9651, Bulloo Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Your Councillors". Bulloo Shire Council. Bulloo Shire Council. Archived from the original on 14 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 

Coordinates: 27°40′16.91″S 142°24′17.14″E / 27.6713639°S 142.4047611°E / -27.6713639; 142.4047611