Shire of Mundubbera

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Shire of Mundubbera
Queensland
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Location within Queensland
Population 2,236 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 0.53330/km2 (1.3812/sq mi)
Established 1915
Area 4,192.8 km2 (1,618.8 sq mi)
Council seat Mundubbera
Region Wide Bay-Burnett
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Website www.mundubbera.qld.gov.au
LGAs around Shire of Mundubbera:
Eidsvold Eidsvold Eidsvold
Chinchilla Shire of Mundubbera Gayndah
Wondai Wondai Gayndah

The Shire of Mundubbera was a local government area in the northern catchment of the Burnett River, Queensland, Australia. The shire covered an area of 4,192.8 square kilometres (1,618.8 sq mi), and existed as a local government area from 1915 until 2008, when it amalgamated with several other shires to form the North Burnett Region.

The Shire's economy was based on citrus production, grain crops, beef cattle, pigs and dairying.

History[edit]

The Shire of Auburn came into being on 19 May 1915, being created from part of the Shire of Eidsvold and part of the Shire of Rawbelle.[2] However, the name was not a popular choice,[3] eventually resulting in it being renamed Shire of Mundubbera on 5 January 1923.[4] In 1932, it lost some of its area to the neighbouring shires of Eidsvold and Monto.

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 Mundubbera merged with the Shires of Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Monto and Perry to form the North Burnett Region.[5]

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1933 2,302
1947 2,064
1954 2,326
1961 2,617
1966 2,580
1971 2,391
1976 2,395
1981 2,481
1986 2,355
1991 2,340
1996 2,514
2001 2,451
2006 2,236

Chairmen and mayors[edit]

  • 1927: J. J. Mardy [6]
  • 2000-2004: Doug McIvor
  • 2004—2008: Bruce Serisier

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Mundubbera (S) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  2. ^ "LOCAL GOVERNMENT.". The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 21 May 1915. p. 9. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "AUBURN SHIRE.". The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 26 March 1915. p. 10. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Order in Council". Queensland Government Gazette. 5 January 1923. p. 120:16. 
  5. ^ Burnett Regional Council "Agency IDNorth Burnett Regional Council, 23 September 2013". Queensland State Archives. 
  6. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014.