Shire of Howard

The Shire of Howard is a former local government area in the Wide Bay–Burnett area of Queensland, Australia, centred on the town of Howard.

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

HistoryEdit

On 11 November 1879, the Burrum Division was created as one of 74 divisions within Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879.[1] On 1 January 1887, part of the Burrum Division was excised to create the Isis Division. On 30 June 1900, part of the Isis Division was excised to create the Howard Division.[2]

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

The Shire of Howard was abolished on 15 Feb 1917 to become parts of Burrum and Woocoo Shires.[3]

ChairmenEdit

 
Colin Dunlop Wilson Rankin, chairman of Howard Shire Council 1903

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Agency ID 547, Burrum Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Agency ID 955, Howard Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Agency ID 956, Howard Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  4. ^ Consolidated Index to Queensland Government Gazette 1859-1919. Queensland Family History Society. 2004. ISBN 1 876613 79 3.

Coordinates: 25°19′28″S 152°33′25″E / 25.3245°S 152.557°E / -25.3245; 152.557