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Shire of Bauhinia

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Population  2,189 (2006 census)
Shire of Bauhinia  Taroom
Founded  1879
Mayor  Tim Stevenson
Established  1879
Area  23,650 kmĀ²
Council seat  Springsure
Region  Central Queensland
Shire of Bauhinia

The Shire of Bauhinia was a local government area in Central Queensland, Queensland, Australia. The Shire, administered from the town of Springsure, covered an area of 23,649.6 square kilometres (9,131.2 sq mi), and existed as a local government entity from 1879 until 2008, when it was amalgamated with the Shires of Duaringa, Emerald and Peak Downs to form the Central Highlands Region.


The area is a staging point for expeditions to Carnarvon National Park.


On 11 November 1879, the Bauhinia Division was established as one of 74 divisions around Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 1426.

On 4 January 1884, there was an adjustment of boundaries between Bauhinia Division's subdivisions Nos. 2 and 3 and the Duaringa Division. Soon after, on 20 March 1884, there was a further adjustment of boundaries between Bauhinia Division's subdivisions Nos. 1 and 3 and Duaringa Division.

With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Bauhinia Division became Shire of Bauhinia 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, Bauhinia merged with the Shires of Duaringa, Peak Downs and Emerald (formerly part of Peak Downs) to form the Central Highlands Region.

Towns and localities

The Shire of Bauhinia included the following settlements:

  • Arcadia Valley
  • Arcturus
  • Buckland
  • Cairdbeign
  • Cona Creek
  • Consuelo
  • Coorumbene
  • Humboldt
  • Lowesby
  • Minerva
  • Nandowrie
  • Orion
  • Rewan
  • Rolleston
  • Springsure
  • Togara
  • Wealwandangie
  • National parks

  • Carnarvon National Park
  • Nuga Nuga National Park
  • Chairmen

  • 1919: Michael Martin Kavanagh
  • 1927: Michael Martin Kavanagh
  • References

    Shire of Bauhinia Wikipedia

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