Shire of Bundanba

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Map of Bundanba Division and adjacent local government areas, March 1902. Legend: Ipswich Municipality (2), Brassall Division (9), Bundanba Division (10), Normanby Division (13), Rosewood Division (14), Walloon (17)

The Shire of Bundanba is a former local government area in the south-east of Queensland, Australia. It existed from 1879 to 1916.

The spelling of Bundanba was officially changed to Bundamba in 1932, but the Bundamba spelling was in common use long prior to that.[1]

History[edit]

On 11 November 1879, the Bundanba Division was created as one of 74 divisions within Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 1828.[2][3]

With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, the Bundanba Division became the Shire of Bundanba on 31 March 1903.[3][4]

The Greater Ipswich Scheme[edit]

On 13 October 1916, a rationalisation of the local government areas in and around Ipswich was implemented. It involved the abolition of five shires:[5]

resulting in:

Chairmen[edit]

Harry Ferrett, chairman of Bundanba Shire Council, 1912

The following served as chairmen:

  • 1894: William Jones[9]
  • 1896–97: William Staff[10]
  • 1899: Harry Ferrett[11]
  • 1900: Harry Ferrett[11]
  • 1903–06: Harry Ferrett[11]
  • 1912: Harry Ferrett[11]
  • 1916: Edward John L. Easton[10]

Other notable councillors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Murmurs of the Shell.". Queensland Figaro and Punch. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 14 April 1888. p. 25 Supplement: THE LADY SUPPLEMENT TO QUEENSLAND FIGARO. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Proclamation [Bundanba Division]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:990. 
  3. ^ a b "Agency ID360, Bundamba Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Agency ID361, Bundamba Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Greater Ipswich Scheme.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 14 October 1916. p. 4. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Agency ID992, Ipswich City Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Agency ID995, Ipswich Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Agency ID11326, Lowood Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Bundamba Road Names" (PDF). Ipswich City Council. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Booval Road Names" (PDF). Ipswich City Council. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c d "No Title.". The Queensland Times. National Library of Australia. 14 February 1912. p. 6 Edition: DAILY. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 

Coordinates: 27°36′30″S 152°48′39″E / 27.6084°S 152.8107°E / -27.6084; 152.8107