Shire of Boulia
|Shire of Boulia
Location within Queensland
|• Density||0.00802/km2 (0.02077/sq mi)|
|Area||61,102.0 km2 (23,591.6 sq mi)|
|Region||Central West Queensland|
|State electorate(s)||Mount Isa|
|Website||Shire of Boulia|
It covers an area of 61,102.0 square kilometres (23,591.6 sq mi), and has existed as a local government entity since 1887. The main industry in the shire is beef production.
The shire is known for the unexplained phenomenon of the Min Min light, a light that has been reported to follow travellers in the area for some distance before disappearing.
The Boulia Division was established on 24 September 1887.
On 31 March 1903, Boulia Division became the Shire of Boulia.
Towns and localities
The Shire of Boulia includes the following settlements:
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- Consolidated Index to Queensland Government Gazette 1859-1919. Queensland Family History Society. 2004. ISBN 1 876613 79 3.
- Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
- "Boulia and Boulia Shire". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.
- "History of Boulia". Boulia Shire Council. Boulia Shire Council.
- "Shire Timeline". Boulia Shire Council. Boulia Shire Council.