Town of Dalby

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Town of Dalby
Queensland
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Location within Queensland
Population 9,778 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 669.7/km2 (1,735/sq mi)
Established 1863
Area 14.6 km2 (5.6 sq mi)
Council seat Dalby
Region Darling Downs
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Website Town of Dalby
Dalby Town Hall, 2008

The Town of Dalby was a local government area of Queensland, Australia which managed the affairs of Dalby. It was located 85 kilometres (53 mi) north-west of Toowoomba. It was amalgamated into the Western Downs Region in 2008.

History[edit]

Following a petition of residents, the Borough of Dalby was proclaimed a Municipality on 21 August 1863. The first elections for the Dalby Municipal Council held October 1863.[2]

On 31 March, the Borough of Dalby became the Town of Dalby under the Local Authorities Act 1902.[2][3]

The Shire of Wambo, also headquartered in Dalby and managing areas which surrounded the town, provided many functions in partnership with the Town, including libraries and area promotion.

On 15 March 2008, under the Local Government (Reform Implementation) Act 2007 passed by the Parliament of Queensland on 10 August 2007, the Town of Dalby merged with the Shires of Chinchilla, Murilla, Tara and Wambo and the southern part of Taroom to form the Western Downs Region.

Population[edit]

Year Population
1933 2,967
1947 4,385
1954 6,182
1961 7,600
1966 8,860
1971 8,879
1976 8,997
1981 8,784
1986 9,316
1991 9,385
1996 9,481
2001 9,693
2006 9,778

Mayors[edit]

Mayor Term Notes
Frederick Roche 1863
John Healy 1864
Richard Sexton 1865
Joseph Milstead 1866
Patrick Hallinan 1866
W. R. Twine 1867
Frederick Roche 1868
Richard Sexton 1869
G. B. Molle 1870–1873
J. S. Jessop 1873
Patrick Landy 1874
E. Campbell 1875
Patrick Landy 1876–1879
James Skelton 1880–1883
William Wood 1883–1884 [4]
William Wood 1887–1888 [4]
John McQueen 1897
Edward Ryan 1898
William Fishbourne 1899
Victor Radcliffe Edward Drury 1910
Peter Garrow 1926 [5]
Victor Radcliffe Edward Drury 1927
Thomas Jack 1930–1952
Charles Drew 1962–1965
H. S. Williams 1971
Richard William Aland 1974–1982
Margaret Wuth 1982–1988
Warwick Geisel 1988–2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Dalby (T) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Agency ID11209, Dalby Municipal Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Agency ID2186, Dalby Town Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Consolidated Index to Queensland Government Gazette 1859-1919. Queensland Family History Society. 2004. ISBN 1 876613 79 3. 
  5. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 27°10′54″S 151°15′36″E / 27.1817°S 151.26°E / -27.1817; 151.26