Shire of McKinlay is a local government area in north-western Queensland, Australia.
It covers an area of 40,880.3 square kilometres (15,784.0 sq mi), and has existed as a local government entity since 1891. The shire economy is based around beef production and mining.
BHP Billiton operate the Cannington mine in the shire, extracting silver, lead and zinc.
History [ edit ]
Map of McKinlay Division and adjacent local government areas, March 1902
Mackinlay Division was created on 9 December 1891 out of parts of Boulia and Cloncurry under the Divisional Boards Act 1887.
With the passage of the
Local Authorities Act 1902, Mackinlay Division became the Shire of Mackinlay on 31 March 1903.
In 1932, the spelling of the shire's name was altered to be Shire of McKinlay, as the shire was named after the explorer
John McKinlay. [2 ]
On 24 July 1930, it was abolished and a new Shire of McKinlay was formed from parts of the Shires of Cloncurry, Mckinlay,
Winton and Wyangarie (Richmond).
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Coordinates: 20°39′24″S 141°44′44″E / 20.65667°S 141.74556°E