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Shire of Booringa

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Population  1,706 (2006)
Shire of Booringa  Bungil
Council seat  Mitchell
Website  Shire of Booringa
Area  27,793 km²
Region  Maranoa, Queensland
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The Shire of Booringa was a local government area in the Maranoa region of Queensland, Australia. The largest town and home of the shire administration was Mitchell. It existed from 1879 to 2008. The shire is now part of the Maranoa Region.

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History

Wallumbilla Division was established on 11 November 1879 as one of the original divisions proclaimed under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 3217.

On 21 May 1880, part of Wallumbilla Division was separated to create Bungil Division.

Wallumbilla Division was renamed Booringa Division on 18 July 1891. The name Booringa is the Aboriginal name for the country around Mitchell.

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

In July 2007, the Local Government Reform Commission released a report recommending a number of amalgamations of local government areas in Queensland. As a result, under the Local Government (Reform Implementation) Act 2007, on 15 March 2008, the new local government area of Roma Region was created, as an amalgamation of five previous local government areas:

  • the Town of Roma;
  • the Shire of Bendemere;
  • the Shire of Booringa;
  • the Shire of Bungil;
  • and the Shire of Warroo.
  • On 26 July 2009, Roma Region was renamed Maranoa Region.

    Towns and localities

    The Shire of Booringa included the following settlements:

  • Amby
  • Mitchell
  • Mungallala
  • Chairmen and mayor

  • 1892–1894: William Gordon Burton-Bradley
  • 1927: William James Sullivan
  • 1931: John William Fletcher
  • 1985–2008: Warren Wilson
  • References

    Shire of Booringa Wikipedia


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