Shire of Etheridge
|Shire of Etheridge
Location within Queensland
|Area||39,332.3 km² (15,186.3 sq mi)|
|Region||Far North Queensland|
|State/territory electorate(s)||Mount Isa|
It covers an area of 39,332.3 square kilometres (15,186.3 sq mi), and has existed as a local government entity since 1882.
The Einasleigh Division was created on 11 November 1879 as one of 74 divisions around Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879. With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, it became a shire on 31 March 1903. On 15 March 1919, it was renamed Etheridge.
Towns and localities
- Gilbert River
- Mount Surprise
- Abingdon Downs
Former towns and localities
The Etheridge Shire had many mines in the late 1800s. This gave rise to a number of communities that no longer exist today:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 March 2011). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2009–10". Retrieved 11 June 2011.