Shire of Antigua

The Shire of Antigua is a former local government area in the Wide Bay–Burnett area of Queensland, Australia, centred on the town of Yengarie. It existed between 1879 and 1917.

Map of Antigua Division and adjacent local government areas, March 1902. Legend: Town of Maryborough (3), Antigua Division (8), Tinana Division (15)


On 11 November 1879, the Antigua Division was created as one of 74 divisions within Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 1636.[1][2]

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

The Shire of Antigua was abolished on 15 Feb 1917 and divided between the Shire of Burrum and the Shire of Woocoo (which was created in part from Shire of Tinana in 1914).[3]


Councillor J. Mahoney of Yengarie, Antigua Shire, 1911
  • 1910-11: J. Mahoney[4]


  1. ^ "Proclamation [Antigua Division]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:1002.
  2. ^ a b "Agency ID 294, Antigua Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Agency ID 295, Antigua Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Untitled". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 4 March 1911. p. 12. Retrieved 18 March 2014.

External linksEdit

  • "Antigua Shire". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.

Coordinates: 25°37′41″S 152°35′24″E / 25.628°S 152.590°E / -25.628; 152.590