Shire of Richmond

The Shire of Richmond is a local government area in north western Queensland, Australia.

It covers an area of 26,602.3 square kilometres (10,271.2 sq mi), and has existed as a local government entity since 1916. It is part of the Gulf Country.

History

The Shire of Wyangarie, named for a prominent grazing homestead in the area,[2] was created on 1 January 1916 out of part of the Shire of Flinders under the Local Authorities Act 1902.[3] On 24 July 1930, it lost part of its area to Shire of McKinlay. On 31 July 1954, it was renamed Richmond.

Towns and localities

The Shire of Richmond includes the following settlements:

Amenities

The Richmond Shire Council operate a public library in Richmond.[4]

Chairmen and mayors

  • 1927 - Campbell Robert Murray [5]
  • 2016 - John Wharton [6]
  • 2012 - John Wharton [7]
  • 2008 - John Wharton [8]

Population

Year Population
1933 1,776
1947 1,478
1954 1,586
1961 2,214
1966 1,828
1971 1,409
1976 1,442
1981 1,383
1986 1,198
1991 1,108
1996 1,179
2001 1,050
2006 902
2011 827
2016 791

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Richmond (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 May 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Richmond Shire Council - Official Website. Accessed 11 December 2006.
  3. ^ Queensland Government Gazette, Vol. 105, 23 October 1915.
  4. ^ "ichmond Shire Council". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. 20 September 2016. Archived from the original on 5 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  5. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  6. ^ "2016 Richmond Shire Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  7. ^ "2012 Richmond Shire Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  8. ^ "2008 Richmond Shire Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". Retrieved 4 December 2017.

Coordinates: 20°43′S 143°08′E / 20.717°S 143.133°E / -20.717; 143.133