Shire of Taringa

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

The Shire of Taringa is a former local government area of Queensland, Australia, located in western Brisbane. Its administrative centre was Taringa (now a suburb of City of Brisbane). It existed from 1890 to 1925.

History[edit]

Toowong Division was one of the original divisions created on 11 November 1879 under the Divisional Boards Act of 1879.[1] On 20 May 1880, the more populated area of the district was proclaimed as the Shire of Toowong, with the remaining part of the Toowong Division being renamed Indooroopilly Division on 2 June 1880.[2]

In 1890, residents in the Taringa area of the Indooroopilly Division began to agitate for the establishment of a separate division for Taringa. Their rationale was that the area around Taringa railway station had grown in population and was of a suburban character and that the interests of this community were different from those of the farming community that comprised the rest of Indooroopilly Division.[3] On 11 October 1890, Taringa Division was separated from Indooroopilly Division.[4]

With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Taringa Division became a Shire on 31 March 1903.[5]

On 1 October 1925, the Shire of Taringa was amalgamated into the City of Brisbane.[6]

Chairmen[edit]

A. D. Guyatt, chairman of the Taringa Shire Council, 1909
  • 1900: Mr Guyatt[7]
  • 1909: A.D. Guyatt
  • 1925: A. Burton[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proclamation [Toowong Division constituted]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:993.
  2. ^ "Agency ID10768, Indooroopilly Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Our Queensland Letter". Australian Town and Country Journal. NSW: National Library of Australia. 16 August 1890. p. 10. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Proclamation" (PDF). Queensland Government Gazette. 51: 436. 11 October 1890.
  5. ^ "Agency ID9630, Taringa Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Order in Council". Queensland Government Gazette. 26 September 1925. p. 125:1288.
  7. ^ "SUMMARY OF NEWS". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 31 January 1901. p. 4. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Mayors and Chairmen of Councils Who Were Entertained Yesterday By Alderman Jolly". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 1 October 1925. p. 9. Retrieved 26 December 2013.

External links[edit]

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

Coordinates: 27°29′57″S 152°58′30″E / 27.4991°S 152.975°E / -27.4991; 152.975