Shire of Boulia

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Shire of Boulia
Queensland
Boulia LGA Qld.png
Location within Queensland
Population 490 (2015)[1]
 • Density 0.00802/km2 (0.02077/sq mi)
Established 1887
Area 61,102.0 km2 (23,591.6 sq mi)
Mayor Rick Britton
Council seat Boulia
Region Central West Queensland
State electorate(s) Mount Isa
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Boulia Shire Council Logo.gif
Website Shire of Boulia
LGAs around Shire of Boulia:
Barkly (NT) Mount Isa Cloncurry
Barkly (NT) Shire of Boulia Winton
Central Desert (NT) Diamantina Diamantina

The Shire of Boulia is a local government area in Central West Queensland, bordering the Northern Territory. Its administrative centre is in the town 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.

History[edit]

Map of Boulia Division and adjacent local government areas, March 1902
Boulia Divisional Board Hall, ca. 1900.

The Boulia Division was established on 24 September 1887.

On 31 March 1903, Boulia Division became the Shire of Boulia.

Towns and localities[edit]

The Shire of Boulia includes the following settlements:

Population[edit]

Year Population
1933 604
1947 676
1954 764
1961 833
1966 645
1971 755
1976 635
1981 600
1986 583
1991 575
1996 550
2001 643
2006 494

Chairmen and mayors[edit]

  • 1918: Joseph Richard Coghlan [2]
  • 1927: James Griffith Scholefield [3]
  • 2008– : Eric Charles (Rick) Britton[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Consolidated Index to Queensland Government Gazette 1859-1919. Queensland Family History Society. 2004. ISBN 1 876613 79 3. 
  3. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "2008 Boulia Shire - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". Electoral Commission of Queensland. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "2012 Boulia Shire - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". Electoral Commission of Queensland. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "2016 Boulia Shire Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". Electoral Commission of Queensland. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°54′S 139°54′E / 22.900°S 139.900°E / -22.900; 139.900