Shire of Lowood

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The Shire of Lowood is a former local government area in the south-east of Queensland, Australia. It existed between 1912 and 1916.

History[edit]

From around 1890, increasing settlement in and around the town of Lowood resulted in ongoing agitation to establish a new shire.[1][2][3][4] An alternative proposal was to relocate the office of the Shire of Walloon away from Marburg and into Lowood on the grounds that the majority of the population of the Shire of Walloon used Lowood as their market town and that Lowood had the advantage of being on the railway line (which Marburg was not).[5][6] In November 1907, the decision was made to relocate the office to Lowood,[7] which was rescinded in the following month.[8] The issue continued to be argued for some time, with petitions and counter-petitions.[9] However, once it became clear the office would not be relocated to Lowood, the Lowood area residents resumed their push for the establishment of a separate shire.[10][11]

Eventually, on 19 January 1912, under the Local Authorities Act 1902, part of the Shire of Walloon was excised to create the Shire of Lowood.[12]

The Greater Ipswich Scheme[edit]

On 13 October 1916, a rationalisation of the local government areas in and around Ipswich was implemented. It involved the abolition of five shires:[13]

resulting in:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Queensland Letter". Australian Town and Country Journal. NSW: National Library of Australia. 26 July 1890. p. 10. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Country News". The Queenslander. National Library of Australia. 26 July 1890. p. 150. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Forthcoming Events". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser. National Library of Australia. 28 June 1902. p. 4. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "PROPOSED LOWOOD SHIRE". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 12 January 1904. p. 4. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "WEST MORETON SHIRES". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser. National Library of Australia. 14 April 1904. p. 2. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Meetings at Tarampa". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser. National Library of Australia. 9 August 1906. p. 5. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Walloon Shire Council". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser. National Library of Australia. 5 November 1907. p. 12. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Local Government". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser. National Library of Australia. 5 December 1907. p. 8. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Walloon Shire Council". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser. National Library of Australia. 7 July 1908. p. 9. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Walloon Shire Council". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser. National Library of Australia. 7 July 1908. p. 9. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "PROPOSED NEW SHIRE". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 30 June 1910. p. 6. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Agency ID11326, Lowood Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Greater Ipswich Scheme". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 14 October 1916. p. 4. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "Agency ID11326, Lowood Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  15. ^ "Agency ID995, Ipswich Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  16. ^ "Agency ID992, Ipswich City Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • "Lowood". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. 

Coordinates: 27°28′01″S 152°34′12″E / 27.467°S 152.57°E / -27.467; 152.57