Shire of Purga

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Map of Purga Division and adjacent local government areas, March 1902. Legend: Ipswich Municipality (2), Brassall Division (9), Bundamba Division (10), Normanby Division (13), Yeerongpilly Division (20), Indooroopilly Division & Sherwood Division (See Diagram)

The Shire of Purga is a former local government area in the south-east of Queensland, Australia.

History[edit]

On 11 November 1879, the Purga Division was created as one of 74 divisions within Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 2089.[1] [2]

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

The Greater Ipswich Scheme[edit]

On 13 October 1916, a rationalisation of the local government areas in and around Ipswich was implemented, it involved the abolition of five shires:[4]

resulting in:

Chairmen[edit]

  • 1891: William Howarth Ackerley[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proclamation [Purga Division]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:990.
  2. ^ a b "Agency ID1647, Purga Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Agency ID1648, Purga Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Greater Ipswich Scheme". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 14 October 1916. p. 4. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Agency ID995, Ipswich Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Agency ID992, Ipswich City Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Agency ID11326, Lowood Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  8. ^ "SUMMARY OF NEWS". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 30 January 1891. p. 4. Retrieved 4 October 2013.

Coordinates: 27°42′06″S 152°42′54″E / 27.7018°S 152.715°E / -27.7018; 152.715