Shire of Middle Ridge

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The Shire of Middle Ridge was a local government area in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia, south of Toowoomba, Queensland centred on Middle Ridge (now a suburb of Toowomba). It existed from 1880 to 1917.

History[edit]

Map of Middle Ridge Shire and adjacent local government areas, March 1902. Legend: Toowoomba Municipality (4), Drayton Shire (6), Middle Ridge Division (7), Gowrie Division (12)

The Shire of Middle Ridge was established as a municipal shire on 22 May 1880.[1][2] Its centre was at the intersection of Stenner and Hume Streets, where there was the shire hall, the school and a church.[3]

On 23 February 1917, the Shire of Middle Ridge was abolished, split between the City of Toowoomba and the Shire of Drayton.[4][5]

Presidents[edit]

  • 1883: Mr Stenner[6]
  • 1886-1888: John Truss[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shire of Middle Ridge". Queensland Government Gazette. 22 May 1880. p. 26:1143. 
  2. ^ "Official Notifications.". The Queenslander. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 29 May 1880. p. 679. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Middle Ridge". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Agency ID1386, Middle Ridge Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Agency ID858, Drayton Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "QUEENSLAND NEWS.". The Queenslander. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 17 February 1883. p. 241. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "QUEENSLAND NEWS.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 11 February 1888. p. 6. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 

External links[edit]

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

Coordinates: 27°36′14″S 151°57′11″E / 27.604°S 151.953°E / -27.604; 151.953