Shire of Nebo

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Shire of Nebo
Queensland
Nebo LGA Qld.png
Location within Queensland
Population 2,522 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 0.25133/km2 (0.65094/sq mi)
Established 1883
Area 10,034.6 km2 (3,874.4 sq mi)
Mayor Bob Oakes
Council seat Nebo
Region Central Queensland
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LGAs around Shire of Nebo:
Bowen Mirani Mackay
Belyando Shire of Nebo Sarina
Belyando Broadsound Broadsound

The Shire of Nebo was a local government area in Central Queensland, Queensland, Australia, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) south-west of the regional city of Mackay. The Shire, administered from the town of Nebo, covered an area of 10,034.6 square kilometres (3,874.4 sq mi), and existed as a local government entity from 1883 until 2008, when it was amalgamated with the Shires of Belyando and Broadsound to form the Isaac Region.

Traditionally a rural area, producing beef, sugar, sorghum and other grains, coal mining is now a major employer, with eight coal mines in the area and capacity for a further five.

History[edit]

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

The area was first explored by Europeans when Ludwig Leichhardt came in 1845, and was named Nebo by William Landsborough in 1856.

On 11 November 1879, the Broadsound Division was established as one of 74 divisions around Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879.[2][3] Following a short-lived gold rush in the area, on 7 February 1883, part of subdivisions 2 and 3 of Broadsound Division were separated to create Nebo Division.[4][5][6]

With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Nebo Division became the Shire of Nebo on 31 March 1903.[6][7]

On 15 March 2008, under the Local Government (Reform Implementation) Act 2007 passed by the Parliament of Queensland on 10 August 2007, Nebo merged with the Shires of Belyando and Broadsound to form the Isaac Region.[7][8]

Towns and localities[edit]

The Shire of Nebo included the following settlements:

Chairmen[edit]

  • 1908: William Conyngham Ussher [9]
  • 1927: J. Dillon [10]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1933 394
1947 534
1954 447
1961 575
1966 479
1971 777
1976 800
1981 914
1986 2,352
1991 2,634
1996 2,462
2001 2,529
2006 2,522

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Nebo (S) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Proclamation [Broadsound Division]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:1004. 
  3. ^ "Agency ID356, Broadsound Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Proclamation [Nebo Division constituted]". Queensland Government Gazette. 10 February 1883. p. 32:354. 
  5. ^ "Proclamation [Broadsound Division amended]". Queensland Government Gazette. 10 February 1883. p. 32:354. 
  6. ^ a b "Agency ID1444, Nego Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Agency ID1445, Nebo Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Agency ID1445, Isaac Regional Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "LICENSING AUTHORITIES.". Townsville Daily Bulletin. Qld.: National Library of Australia. 4 April 1908. p. 3. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  10. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

Coordinates: 21°41′18.25″S 148°41′26.24″E / 21.6884028°S 148.6906222°E / -21.6884028; 148.6906222