Shire of Dalrymple

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Shire of Dalrymple
Queensland
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Location within Queensland
Population 3,782 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 0.055353/km2 (0.143365/sq mi)
Established 1879
Area 68,324.5 km2 (26,380.2 sq mi)
Council seat Charters Towers
Region North Queensland
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LGAs around Shire of Dalrymple:
Etheridge Herberton Hinchinbrook
Flinders Shire of Dalrymple Thuringowa, Townsville
Aramac Belyando Burdekin, Bowen

The Shire of Dalrymple was a local government area located in North Queensland, Australia, and surrounded but did not include the town of Charters Towers, at which its council and administrative centre was based. It covered an area of 68,324.5 square kilometres (26,380.2 sq mi), and existed as a local government entity from 1879 until 2008, when it amalgamated with the separate City of Charters Towers to form the Charters Towers Region.

History[edit]

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

Dalrymple Division was created on 11 November 1879 as one of 74 divisions around Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 4494.[2] The name Dalrymple is believed to honour George Elphinstone Dalrymple, an early explorer of the region.[3]

On 2 July 1902, the No. 1 subdivision of Dalrymple Division was excised to create a separate Shire of Queenton.[4][5][6]

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

On 1 January 1930, the Shire of Ravenswood was abolished and absorbed into the Shire of Dalrymple as its No. 3 division.[7][8]

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 Dalrymple amalgamated with the separate City of Charters Towers to form the Charters Towers Region.

Towns and localities[edit]

The Shire of Dalrymple included the following settlements:

Chairmen[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1933 3,260
1947 2,311
1954 1,914
1961 2,206
1966 2,003
1971 2,278
1976 2,580
1981 3,338
1986 4,252
1991 3,484
1996 3,669
2001 3,853
2006 3,782

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Dalrymple (S) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Proclamation [Dalrymple Division]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:1007. 
  3. ^ "Dalrymple - 18 September 2013 (entry 9236)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. 
  4. ^ "Agency ID1676, Queenton Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "THE PROPOSED SHIRE.". The North Queensland Register (Townsville, Qld. : 1892–1905). Townsville, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 22 July 1901. p. 8. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "THE QUEENTON SHIRE.". The Northern Miner. Charters Towers, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 3 July 1902. p. 2. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Order in Council". Queensland Government Gazette. 21 December 1929. p. 133:2125.  Abolished Shire of Ravenswood and merged it with Dalrymple, amongst other changes.
  8. ^ "DALRYMPLE SHIRE.". Townsville Daily Bulletin. Qld.: National Library of Australia. 19 May 1930. p. 6. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Deane, John Horace". Re-Member Database. Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "LICENSING AUTHORITIES.". Townsville Daily Bulletin. Qld.: National Library of Australia. 4 April 1908. p. 3. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "NAME". Re-Member Database. Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  12. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

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