Shire of Waggamba

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Shire of Waggamba
Queensland
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Location within Queensland
Population 2,951 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 0.22021/km2 (0.57034/sq mi)
Established 1879
Area 13,400.8 km2 (5,174.1 sq mi)
Council seat Goondiwindi
Region Darling Downs
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LGAs around Shire of Waggamba:
Balonne Tara Millmerran
Balonne Shire of Waggamba Inglewood
Moree Plains (NSW) Goondiwindi Inverell (NSW)

The Shire of Waggamba was a local government area of Queensland, Australia on the Queensland-New South Wales border in the Darling Downs region, surrounding the Town of Goondiwindi, a separate local government area limited to the town. Administered from (although not including) the town of Goondiwindi, it covered an area of 13,400.8 square kilometres (5,174.1 sq mi), and existed as a local government entity from 1879 until 2008, when it amalgamated with the Shire of Inglewood and the Town of Goondiwindi to form the Goondiwindi Region.

History[edit]

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

The Waggamba Division was created on 11 November 1879 as one of 74 divisions around Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 1176.[2] Its headquarters were in the town of Goondiwindi.[3]

In 1888, the urban area of Goondiwindi was excised from the Waggamba Division to create a separate municipality, the Borough of Goondiwindi.[3]

With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Waggamba Division became the Shire of Waggamba on 31 March 1903.

On 15 March 2008, under the Local Government (Reform Implementation) Act 2007 passed by the Parliament of Queensland on 10 August 2007, the Shire of Waggamba merged with the Shire of Inglewood and Town of Goondiwindi to form the Goondiwindi Region.[3]

Towns and localities[edit]

Waggamba Shire Hall, Goondiwindi district, 1905

The Shire of Waggamba included the following settlements:

Population[edit]

Year Population
1933 2,468
1947 2,590
1954 2,968
1961 3,123
1966 2,895
1971 2,913
1976 2,539
1981 2,732
1986 2,757
1991 2,898
1996 2,712
2001 2,975
2006 2,951

Chairmen[edit]

Harry Marshall was the chairman of the Waggamba Shire Council for three years (he had been blind for 45 years when this photograph was taken in 1905)
  • April 1890 – April 1900: William James Hooper[4][5][6][7][8]
  • May 1900 – 1901: G.W. Watson[9][10][11]
  • 1901 – May 1905: Harry Marshall[11][12][13]
  • 1905 – April 1907: Donald Gunn[9][14][15]
  • April 1907 – April 1908: J. Gore[15]
  • April 1908 – : Richard Hugo Treweeke[16]
  • 1927: Donald Weir Oliver McIntyre [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Waggamba (S) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Proclamation [Waggamba Division]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:998. 
  3. ^ a b c "Waggamba Shire". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "GOONDIWINDI.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 17 April 1890. p. 6. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "COUNTRY MAILS.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 22 April 1891. p. 6. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "QUEENSLAND.". The Queenslander. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 23 April 1898. p. 772. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "QUEENSLAND.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 20 April 1899. p. 5. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "QUEENSLAND.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 19 April 1900. p. 5. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Consolidated Index to Queensland Government Gazette 1859-1919. Queensland Family History Society. 2004. ISBN 1 876613 79 3. 
  10. ^ "OFFICIAL NOTIFICATIONS.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 28 May 1900. p. 3. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "GOONDIWINDI.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 17 April 1902. p. 3. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "QUEENSLAND NEWS.". The Queenslander. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 25 April 1903. p. 901. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "COUNTRY NEWS.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 5 May 1905. p. 8. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "BELOW THE RANGE.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 26 May 1906. p. 6. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "LOCAL GOVERNMENT.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 25 April 1907. p. 7. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "WAGGAMBA SHIRE COUNCIL.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 21 April 1908. p. 8. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  17. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

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