Shire of Nanango

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Shire of Nanango
Queensland
Nanango LGA Qld.png
Location within Queensland
Population 9,049 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 5.2054/km2 (13.4818/sq mi)
Established 1879
Area 1,738.4 km2 (671.2 sq mi)
Council seat Nanango
Region South Burnett
NanangoSCLogo.PNG
Website Shire of Nanango
LGAs around Shire of Nanango:
Kingaroy Murgon Kilkivan
Wambo Shire of Nanango Cooloola
Rosalie Crows Nest Esk

The Shire of Nanango was a local government area located in the South Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) northwest of the capital, Brisbane. The Shire covered an area of 1,738.4 square kilometres (671.2 sq mi), and existed as a local government entity from 1879 until 2008, when it amalgamated with several other councils in the South Burnett area to become the South Burnett Regional Council.

History[edit]

The logo of the council
  • Map of Nanango Division and adjacent local government areas, March 1902

Barambah Division was created on 11 November 1879 as one of 74 divisions around Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 1539.[2]

On 23 February 1882, there was a realignment of boundaries between Wambo Division and Barambah Division, involving subdivision 3 of Wambo Division and subdivisions 1 and 2 of Barambah Division.[3][4]

Kilkivan Division was created on 1 July 1886 from the western part of the Widgee Division and part of the Barambah Division under the Divisional Boards Act 1879.[5] However, the changes to Widgee's boundaries were not welcomed by the Widgee Divisional Board; they felt so much territory had been removed from Widgee Division that it was effectively abolished and the board members all threatened to resign in protest.[6][7] The government then hastily abolished Kilkivan Division on 30 July 1886, only four weeks after it was created,[8] leading to protests by the residents of Kilkivan.[9] Arguments about boundaries continued for a year.[10][11][12][13] Kilkivan Division was eventually re-constituted on 17 November 1887, comprising part of No. 2 subdivision of Widgee Division and part of the No. 2 subdivision and all of the No. 3 subdivision of Barambah Division, to be governed by a board of six members.[14][15][16]

In 1888, Barambah Division was renamed Nanango Division.

With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, the Nanango Division became the Shire of Nanango 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 Nanango merged with the Shires of Kingaroy, Murgon and Wondai to form the South Burnett Regional Council.

Towns[edit]

The Shire of Nanango included the following settlements:

Population[edit]

Year Population
1933 4,073
1947 4,184
1954 3,938
1961 3,743
1966 3,501
1971 3,244
1976 2,961
1981 4,149
1986 5,326
1991 6,735
1996 7,810
2001 8,230
2006 9,049

Chairmen[edit]

  • 1909: E. G. Lord [17]
  • 1920: John Archibald Lee [18]
  • 1926: John Archibald Lee [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Nanango (S) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  2. ^ "Proclamation [Baramba Division]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:1003. 
  3. ^ "Proclamation [Wambo Division amendment]". Queensland Government Gazette. 25 February 1882. p. 30:426-427. 
  4. ^ "Proclamation [Barambah Division amendment]". Queensland Government Gazette. 25 February 1882. p. 30:427-428. 
  5. ^ "Proclamation [Kilkivan Division constituted]". Queensland Government Gazette. 3 July 1886. p. 39:4-5. 
  6. ^ "COUNTRY MAILS". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 13 July 1886. p. 6. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "COUNTRY MAILS". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 20 July 1886. p. 6. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Proclamation [Kilkivan Division abolished]". Queensland Government Gazette. 31 July 1886. p. 39:324. 
  9. ^ "COUNTRY MAILS". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 9 August 1886. p. 3. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "COUNTRY MAILS". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 20 May 1887. p. 2. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "KILKIVAN TROUBLES". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 23 May 1887. p. 6. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "PROPOSED NEW KILKIVAN DIVISION". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 24 May 1887. p. 5. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "The Brisbane Courier". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 24 October 1887. p. 4. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "Proclamation [Kilkivan Division re-constituted]". Queensland Government Gazette. 19 November 1887. p. 42:979. 
  15. ^ "Agency ID1013, Kilkivan Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  16. ^ "Current News". The Queenslander. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 5 November 1887. p. 725. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  17. ^ Consolidated Index to Queensland Government Gazette 1859-1919. Queensland Family History Society. 2004. ISBN 1 876613 79 3. 
  18. ^ "Blackbutt War Memorial". Monument Australia. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  19. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

Coordinates: 26°40′14.3″S 151°59′59.9″E / 26.670639°S 151.999972°E / -26.670639; 151.999972