Shire of Booringa

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Shire of Booringa
Queensland
Booringah LGA Qld.png
Location within Queensland
Population 1,706 (2006)[1]
 • Density 0.061382/km2 (0.15898/sq mi)
Area 27,793 km2 (10,730.9 sq mi)
Council seat Mitchell
Region Maranoa
Booringa Logo.jpg
Website Shire of Booringa
LGAs around Shire of Booringa:
Murweh Bauhinia Bauhinia
Murweh Shire of Booringa Bungil
Paroo Balonne Warroo

The Shire of Booringa was a local government area in the Maranoa region of Queensland, Australia. The largest town and home of the shire administration was Mitchell. It existed from 1879 to 2008. The shire is now part of the Maranoa Region.

History[edit]

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

Wallumbilla Division was established on 11 November 1879 as one of the original divisions proclaimed under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 3217.[2]

On 21 May 1880, part of Wallumbilla Division was separated to create Bungil Division.[3]

Wallumbilla Division was renamed Booringa Division on 18 July 1891. The name Booringa is the Aboriginal name for the country around Mitchell.[4]

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

In July 2007, the Local Government Reform Commission released a report recommending a number of amalgamations of local government areas in Queensland. As a result, under the Local Government (Reform Implementation) Act 2007, on 15 March 2008, the new local government area of Roma Region was created, as an amalgamation of five previous local government areas:[5]

On 26 July 2009, Roma Region was renamed Maranoa Region.[5]

Towns and localities[edit]

The Shire of Booringa included the following settlements:

Chairmen and mayor[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Booringa Shire". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Proclamation [Wallumbilla Division]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:999. 
  3. ^ "Proclamation [Bungil & Wallumbilla Divisions]". Queensland Government Gazette. 22 May 1880. p. 26:1145. 
  4. ^ "Mitchell.". The Western Star and Roma Advertiser. Toowoomba, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 15 August 1891. p. 2. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Agency ID11033, Maranoa Regional Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Booringa Divisional Board.". The Western Star and Roma Advertiser. Toowoomba, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 13 April 1892. p. 2. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Bo[?]ringa Divisional Board.". The Western Star and Roma Advertiser. Toowoomba, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 14 October 1893. p. 2. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Booringa Divisional Board.". The Western Star and Roma Advertiser. Toowoomba, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 11 April 1894. p. 2. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  9. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "MRS. J. W. FLETCHER.". The Central Queensland Herald. Rockhampton, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 3 December 1931. p. 26. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  11. ^ Mobbs, Melissa (14 January 2014). "Roma farewells former Booringa Shire Mayor Warren Wilson". The Toowoomba Chronicle. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 

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Coordinates: 24°06′54″S 148°05′18.5″E / 24.11500°S 148.088472°E / -24.11500; 148.088472