Shire of Wangaratta (Queensland)

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

The Shire of Wangaratta was a local government area in the North Queensland region of Queensland, Australia.

History[edit]

On 11 November 1879, Wangaratta Division was created on 11 November 1879 as one of 74 divisions around Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 789.[1][2]

With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Wangaratta Division became the Shire of Wangaratta on 31 March 1903.[2][3][4]

Wangaratta Shire Hall in Bowen, 1906
Wangaratta Shire Council members, 1915

On 2 April 1960, the Shire of Wangaratta was amalgamated with the Town of Bowen creating the new Shire of Bowen.[3][4][5][6]

Chairmen[edit]

  • 1927: Arthur Henry Wickham Cunningham [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proclamation [Wangaratta Division]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:1006.
  2. ^ a b "Agency ID11121, Wangaratta Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Agency ID11123, Bowen Town Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Agency ID11122, Wangaratta Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Order in Council". Queensland Government Gazette. 4 February 1960. p. 203:477-478.
  6. ^ "Agency ID349, Bowen Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  7. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014.

External links[edit]

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

Coordinates: 20°20′S 147°56′E / 20.34°S 147.94°E / -20.34; 147.94