Shire of Perry

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Shire of Perry
Queensland
Perry LGA Qld.png
Location within Queensland
Population 445 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 0.18874/km2 (0.4888/sq mi)
Established 1880
Area 2,357.7 km2 (910.3 sq mi)
Council seat Mount Perry
Region Wide Bay-Burnett
Perry Logo.jpg
Website Shire of Perry
LGAs around Shire of Perry:
Monto Monto Kolan
Eidsvold Shire of Perry Kolan
Gayndah Gayndah Biggenden

The Shire of Perry was a local government area in the northern catchment of the Burnett River, Queensland, Australia. The Shire covered an area of 2,357.7 square kilometres (910.3 sq mi), and existed as a local government area from 1880 until 2008, when it amalgamated with several other shires to form the North Burnett Region.

Its administrative centre was the town of Mount Perry.

History[edit]

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

The Perry Division was one of the original divisions created under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 1664.[2] It held its first meeting on 6 March 1880.

With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Perry Division became the Shire of Perry 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 Perry merged with the Shires of Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Monto and Mundubbera to form the North Burnett Region.[3]

Towns and localities[edit]

The Shire of Perry included the following settlement:

Population[edit]

Year Population
1933 795
1947 628
1954 496
1961 455
1966 374
1971 376
1976 304
1981 309
1986 310
1991 374
1996 351
2001 426
2006 445

Chairmen and mayors[edit]

  • 1902—1933: Robert Hodnett [4][5][6]
  • 1933: William John Maynard [6]
  • 2008: Joy Jensen

Joy Jensen was the last mayor of the Shire of Perry. Despite leading the smallest of the six North Burnett councils, she won the mayoralty of the new North Burnett Region at the elections on 15 March 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Perry (S) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  2. ^ "Proclamation [Perry Division]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:1003. 
  3. ^ Burnett Regional Council "Agency IDNorth Burnett Regional Council, 23 September 2013" Check |url= value (help). Queensland State Archives. 
  4. ^ Consolidated Index to Queensland Government Gazette 1859-1919. Queensland Family History Society. 2004. ISBN 1 876613 79 3. 
  5. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "LOCAL GOVERNMENT.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 26 April 1933. p. 8. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 

Coordinates: 25°10′45.4″S 151°38′32.8″E / 25.179278°S 151.642444°E / -25.179278; 151.642444