Nive, Queensland

Nive is a locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Nive had a population of 34 people.[1]

Nive is located in Queensland
Coordinates25°27′55″S 146°31′12″E / 25.4653°S 146.5200°E / -25.4653; 146.5200Coordinates: 25°27′55″S 146°31′12″E / 25.4653°S 146.5200°E / -25.4653; 146.5200
Population34 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.01931/km2 (0.0500/sq mi)
Area1,760.4 km2 (679.7 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC10)
LGA(s)Shire of Murweh
State electorate(s)Warrego
Federal Division(s)Maranoa
Suburbs around Nive:
Yandarlo Yandarlo Caldervale
Ward Nive Upper Warrego
Augathella Caroline Crossing Caroline Crossing


The locality takes its name from the Nive River. The river in turn was named by Sir Thomas Mitchell, the New South Wales Surveyor-General, on 13 September 1846, after the Nive River in south western France, where Lord Wellington engaged in the Battle of the Nive in the Peninsula War in 1813.[2] Nive Downs was a huge sheep station that was broken up into home blocks and allocated to returned servicemen in a ballot after the 2nd world war.

The Duttons sold Nive Downs in 1866 and awarded a breastplate to Paddy, King of Nive Downs for the service of his tribe. Paddy was likely a Wadjalang man. The breastplate is now in the National museum of Australia.

Road infrastructureEdit

The Landsborough Highway runs through from south to north.[3]


There are no schools in Nive. The nearest primary school is in neighbouring Augathella. The nearest secondary school is Tambo but only offers schooling to Year 10. For Years 11 and 12, the nearest secondary schools are in Charleville and Blackall.[4]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Nive (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.  
  2. ^ a b "Nive – locality in Shire of Murweh (entry 42930)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ Google (29 August 2021). "Nive, Queensland" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 29 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 2 January 2019.