Town of Goondiwindi

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Town of Goondiwindi
Queensland
Goondiwindi LGA Qld.png
Location within Queensland
Population4,873 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density333.8/km2 (864.5/sq mi)
Established1888
Area14.6 km2 (5.6 sq mi)
Council seatGoondiwindi
RegionDarling Downs
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LGAs around Town of Goondiwindi:
Waggamba Waggamba Waggamba
Waggamba Town of Goondiwindi Waggamba
Moree Plains (NSW) Moree Plains (NSW) Moree Plains (NSW)

The Town of Goondiwindi was a local government area of Queensland, Australia. It was on the Queensland-New South Wales border on the Great Dividing Range.

History[edit]

Goondiwindi Civic Centre, 2012

It was first proclaimed a municipality, the Borough of Goondiwindi, on 20 October 1888.

The Shire of Waggamba, also headquartered in Goondiwindi and managing areas to the north, west and east of the town, provided many functions in partnership with the Town, including libraries and area promotion.

In 1937, the Goondiwindi Civic Centre was erected as the town hall at 100 Marshall Street, Goondiwindi. It was designed by Addison & MacDonald and built by Thomas Charles Clarke. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 9 July 1993.[2]

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 Goondiwindi merged with the Shires of Waggamba and Inglewood to form the Goondiwindi Region.

Mayors[edit]

  • 1915: J. F. Gibson (for the 5th time)[3]
  • 1927: James Dowling Hindmarsh [4]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1933 1,931
1947 2,467
1954 2,950
1961 3,274
1966 3,529
1971 3,695
1976 3,741
1981 3,576
1986 4,103
1991 4,331
1996 4,374
2001 4,760
2006 4,873

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Goondiwindi (T) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Goondiwindi Civic Centre (entry 600531)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  3. ^ Unidentified (1915), Page 28 of the Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 20 March, 1915, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, retrieved 5 July 2017
  4. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Town of Goondiwindi at Wikimedia Commons