Shire of Isisford

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Shire of Isisford
Queensland
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Location within Queensland
Population 347 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 0.03310/km2 (0.08574/sq mi)
Established 1908
Area 10,482.6 km2 (4,047.4 sq mi)
Council seat Isisford
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LGAs around Shire of Isisford:
Longreach Ilfracombe Ilfracombe
Barcoo Shire of Isisford Blackall
Barcoo Barcoo Quilpie

The Shire of Isisford was a local government area located in central western Queensland, between the towns of Longreach and Blackall. It covered an area of 10,482.6 square kilometres (4,047.4 sq mi), and existed as a local government entity from 1908 until 2008, when it amalgamated with the Shires of Ilfracombe and Longreach to form the Longreach Region.

The region formerly located within the shire contains many large cattle and sheep stations.

History[edit]

The Shire of Isisford was created on 1 January 1908 under the Local Authorities Act 1902, having been separated from the Shire of Barcoo.[2] 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 Isisford merged with the Shires of Ilfracombe and Longreach to form the Longreach Region.

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1933 873
1947 657
1954 807
1961 867
1966 747
1971 453
1976 431
1981 605
1986 465
1991 440
1996 302
2001 313
2006 347

Chairmen[edit]

  • 1919: F. J. C. Coxon [3]
  • 1927: J. J. Dowie [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Isisford (S) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Order in Council". Queensland Government Gazette. 4 January 1908. p. 90:27. 
  3. ^ Consolidated Index to Queensland Government Gazette 1859-1919. Queensland Family History Society. 2004. ISBN 1 876613 79 3. 
  4. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014.