Shire of Bauhinia

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Shire of Bauhinia
Queensland
Bauhinia LGA Qld.png
Location within Queensland
Population 2,189 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 0.092560/km2 (0.23973/sq mi)
Established 1879
Area 23,649.6 km2 (9,131.2 sq mi)
Mayor Tim Stevenson
Council seat Springsure
Region Central Highlands
Bauhinia Logo.jpg
LGAs around Shire of Bauhinia:
Jericho Emerald Duaringa
Tambo Shire of Bauhinia Taroom
Murweh Booringa Bungil

The Shire of Bauhinia was a local government area in Central Queensland, Queensland, Australia. The Shire, administered from the town of Springsure, covered an area of 23,649.6 square kilometres (9,131.2 sq mi), and existed as a local government entity from 1879 until 2008, when it was amalgamated with the Shires of Duaringa, Emerald and Peak Downs to form the Central Highlands Region.

The area is a staging point for expeditions to Carnarvon National Park.

History[edit]

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

On 11 November 1879, the Bauhinia Division was established as one of 74 divisions around Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 1426.[2][3]

On 4 January 1884, there was an adjustment of boundaries between Bauhinia Division's subdivisions Nos. 2 and 3 and the Duaringa Division.[4][5] Soon after, on 20 March 1884, there was a further adjustment of boundaries between Bauhinia Division's subdivisions Nos. 1 and 3 and Duaringa Division.[6][7]

With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Bauhinia Division became Shire of Bauhinia on 31 March 1903.[3][8]

On 15 March 2008, under the Local Government (Reform Implementation) Act 2007 passed by the Parliament of Queensland on 10 August 2007, Bauhinia merged with the Shires of Duaringa, Peak Downs and Emerald (formerly part of Peak Downs) to form the Central Highlands Region.[8][9]

Towns and localities[edit]

The Shire of Bauhinia included the following settlements:

National parks[edit]

Chairmen[edit]

  • 1919: Michael Martin Kavanagh [10]
  • 1927: Michael Martin Kavanagh [11]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1933 1,706
1947 1,456
1954 1,633
1961 1,827
1966 2,094
1971 2,319
1976 2,372
1981 3,086
1986 2,654
1991 2,565
1996 2,543
2001 2,575
2006 2,179

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Nebo (S) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Proclamation [Bauhinia Division]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:1005. 
  3. ^ a b "Agency ID320, Bauhinia Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Proclamation [Bauhinia Division amended]". Queensland Government Gazette. 5 January 1884. p. 34:19. 
  5. ^ "Proclamation [Duaringa Division amended]". Queensland Government Gazette. 5 January 1884. p. 34:20-21. 
  6. ^ "Proclamation [Bauhinia Division amended]". Queensland Government Gazette. 22 March 1884. p. 34:893. 
  7. ^ "Proclamation [Duaringa Division amended]". Queensland Government Gazette. 22 March 1884. p. 34:894. 
  8. ^ a b "Agency ID321, Bauhinia Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Agency ID11030, Central Highlands Regional Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL MARBLE FOUNTAIN.". Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954). Rockhampton, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 13 December 1919. p. 7. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  11. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Johnston, W. Ross (William Ross); Campbell, Betty; Bauhinia (Qld. : Shire). Council (1979), Bauhinia : one hundred years of local government, Bauhinia Shire Council, ISBN 978-0-9595562-0-9 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 24°06′58.73″S 148°05′18.07″E / 24.1163139°S 148.0883528°E / -24.1163139; 148.0883528