Shire of Richmond

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Shire of Richmond
Queensland
Richmond LGA Qld.png
Location within Queensland
Population 951 (2010)[1]
 • Density 0.035749/km2 (0.09259/sq mi)
Established 1916
Area 26,602.3 km2 (10,271.2 sq mi)
Mayor John Wharton
Council seat Richmond
Region North West Queensland
State electorate(s) Mount Isa
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Website Shire of Richmond
LGAs around Shire of Richmond:
McKinlay Croydon Etheridge
McKinlay Shire of Richmond Flinders
Winton Winton Winton

The Shire of Richmond is a local government area in north western Queensland, Australia.

It covers an area of 26,602.3 square kilometres (10,271.2 sq mi), and has existed as a local government entity since 1916.

History[edit]

The Shire of Wyangarie, named for a prominent grazing homestead in the area,[2] was created on 1 January 1916 out of part of the Shire of Flinders under the Local Authorities Act 1902.[3] On 24 July 1930, it lost part of its area to Shire of McKinlay. on 31 July 1954, it was renamed Richmond.

Towns and localities[edit]

Chairmen[edit]

  • 1927: Campbell Robert Murray [4]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1933 1,776
1947 1,478
1954 1,586
1961 2,214
1966 1,828
1971 1,409
1976 1,442
1981 1,383
1986 1,198
1991 1,108
1996 1,179
2001 1,050
2006 902

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 March 2011). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2009–10". Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Richmond Shire Council - Official Website. Accessed 11 December 2006.
  3. ^ Queensland Government Gazette, Vol. 105, 23 October 1915.
  4. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

Coordinates: 20°43′S 143°08′E / 20.717°S 143.133°E / -20.717; 143.133