Shire of Drayton

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Map of Drayton Shire and adjacent local government areas, March 1902. Legend: Toowoomba Municipality (4), Drayton Shire (6), Middle Ridge Division (7), Gowrie Division (12)

The Shire of Drayton was a local government area in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia, west of Toowoomba. It existed between 1887 and 1949.

History[edit]

The Divisional Boards Act 1879 created local government areas across Queensland; one of these was the Gowrie Division which came into existence on 11 November 1879 with a population of 2898.[1] On 20 August 1887, a part of the Gowrie Division was separated to form the Shire of Drayton.[2]

On 23 February 1917, the Shire of Middle Ridge was abolished, split between the Shire of Drayton and the City of Toowoomba.[2][3]

On 19 March 1949, the Shire of Drayton was abolished on 19 March 1949, split between City of Toowoomba and the Shires of Cambooya, Gatton and Jondaryan.[2][4]

Chairmen[edit]

  • 1927: J. Platz [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proclamation [Gowrie Division]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:996. 
  2. ^ a b c "Agency ID858, Drayton Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Agency ID1386, Middle Ridge Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "DOWNS SHIRE APPROVED.". The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) (Brisbane, Qld.: National Library of Australia). 18 March 1949. p. 6. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

Coordinates: 27°35′49″S 151°53′38″E / 27.597°S 151.894°E / -27.597; 151.894