Shire of Coomera

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Map of Clifton Division and adjacent local government areas, March 1902. Legend: Tingalpa Division (16), Waterford Division (18), Yeerongpilly Division (20)

The Shire of Coomera was a local government area in South East Queensland, Australia. The shire, administered from Coomera, existed as a local government entity from 1879 until 1949.

History[edit]

Coomera Shire Council members, ca. 1911

On 11 November 1879, the Coomera Division was created as one of 74 divisions within Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 642.[1][2]

On 6 July 1883, Southport Division was formed from part of subdivision No. 1 of Nerang Division and part of subdivision No. 1 of Coomera Division.[3][4][5][6]

On 18 January 1884, there was an adjustment of boundaries between subdivision No. 1 of Tabragalba Division and subdivision No.2 of the Coomera Division.[7][8]

With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, the Coomera Division became the Shire of Coomera on 31 March 1903.[9]

Amalgamations in 1948[edit]

On 9 December 1948, as part of a major reorganisation of local government in South East Queensland, an Order in Council replacing ten former local government areas between the City of Brisbane and the New South Wales border with only four;[10][11] the former ten were:

The four resulting local government areas were:

  • the new Shire of Albert: a merger of Beenleigh, Coomera, Nerang (except for the Burleigh Heads area), the southern part of Tingalpa and the eastern part of Waterford[12]
  • an enlarged Shire of Beaudesert, an amalgamation of Beaudesert and Tamborine with the western part of Waterford
  • Town of South Coast, an amalgamation of the Towns of Southport and Coolangatta with the Burleigh Heads part of Nerang (which later became City of Gold Coast)
  • the new Redland Shire, an amalgamation of Cleveland and the northern part of Tingalpa (which later became Redland City)

The Order came into effect on 10 June 1949, when the first elections were held.

Chairmen[edit]

Chairman Term
David Yaun 1880–1883
William Bailey 1884–1885
A. Robinson 1886
Samuel Grimes 1887
Richard Mayes 1900
J. Yaun 1904
John Beattie 1905
A. Thomson 1906
I. Hart 1907
J. Yaun 1908
T. Doherty 1909
John Joseph Johns 1910
James Frank Oxenford 1911–1913
John Siganto 1914
James Frank Oxenford 1915
Richard Mayes 1916–1917
John Beattie 1918
James Frank Oxenford 1919–1922
S. F. Walker 1922
T. Doherty 1923
A. Thomson 1923
John Joseph Johns[13] 1924–1927
John Siganto 1927–1930
Charles Edwards 1930–1937
S. R. Black 1937–1946
William Frank Oxenford 1946–1949

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proclamation [Coomera Division constituted]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:988.
  2. ^ "Agency ID606, Coomera Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Proclamation [Southport Division constituted]". Queensland Government Gazette. 14 July 1883. p. 33:255.
  4. ^ "Proclamation [Cooma Division amended]". Queensland Government Gazette. 14 July 1883. p. 33:254.
  5. ^ "Proclamation [Nerang Division amended]". Queensland Government Gazette. 14 July 1883. p. 33:253.
  6. ^ "Agency ID1835, Southport Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Proclamation [Tabragalba Division amended]". Queensland Government Gazette. 15 May 1884. p. 34:1483–1484.
  8. ^ "Proclamation [Coomera Division amended]". Queensland Government Gazette. 15 May 1884. p. 34:1484–1485.
  9. ^ "Agency ID607, Coomera Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  10. ^ "New coast names". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 10 December 1948. p. 3. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  11. ^ "DETAILS OF SOUTH COAST SHIRES". Queensland Times (DAILY ed.). Ipswich, Queensland: National Library of Australia. 10 December 1948. p. 1. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  12. ^ "Agency ID290, Albert Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  13. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°51′42″S 153°18′46″E / 27.8617°S 153.3128°E / -27.8617; 153.3128