Shire of Tambo (Queensland)

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Shire of Tambo
Queensland
Tambo LGA Qld.png
Location within Queensland
Population 615 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 0.04367/km2 (0.11310/sq mi)
Established 1881
Area 14,083.8 km2 (5,437.8 sq mi)
Council seat Tambo
Tambo Logo.JPG
Website www.tambo.qld.gov.au
LGAs around Shire of Tambo:
Blackall Jericho Bauhinia
Blackall Shire of Tambo Bauhinia
Murweh Murweh Murweh

The Shire of Tambo was a local government area located in central Queensland south-east of the town of Blackall. It covered an area of 14,083.8 square kilometres (5,437.8 sq mi), and existed as a local government entity from 1881 until 2008, when it amalgamated with neighbouring Shire of Blackall to form the Blackall-Tambo Region.

The council consisted of a Mayor and 9 elected councillors. No wards or electoral divisions existed.

The Barcoo River travels through the shire's former area on its way to Cooper Creek and eventually Lake Eyre. Like much of the west, sheep became the mainstay of the economy. Today, cattle and tourism are of major importance to the region.

History[edit]

Map of Tambo Division and adjacent local government areas, March 1902

Kargoolnah Division was created on 11 November 1879 as one of 74 divisions around Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879, and included the areas of Blackall, Tambo and Barcaldine and parts of Jericho. On 30 June 1881, a new Tambo Division was proclaimed and excised from Kargoolnah Division.[2][3]

On 11 October 1883, there was an adjustment of boundaries between Tambo Division and Murweh Division.[4][5]

With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Tambo Division became the Shire of Tambo on 31 March 1903.

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 Tambo merged with the Shire of Blackall to form the Blackall-Tambo Region.

Towns and localities[edit]

Chairmen[edit]

  • 1927: James Miller[6]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1933 948
1947 882
1954 1,045
1961 1,124
1966 937
1971 831
1976 668
1981 762
1986 704
1991 616
1996 566
2001 628
2006 615

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Tambo (S) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Proclamation [Tambo Division constituted]". Queensland Government Gazette. 2 July 1881. p. 29:4. 
  3. ^ "Local and General News.". The Western Champion (Blackall/Barcaldine, Qld. : 1879 – 1891) (Blackall/Barcaldine, Qld.: National Library of Australia). 22 July 1881. p. 2. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Proclamation [Tambo Division amended]". Queensland Government Gazette. 13 October 1883. p. 33:1018. 
  5. ^ "Proclamation [Murweh Division amended]". Queensland Government Gazette. 13 October 1883. p. 33:1018-1019. 
  6. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014.