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Shire of Nerang

Map of Nerang Division and adjacent local government areas, March 1902

The Shire of Nerang was a local government area in South East Queensland, Australia. The shire existed as a local government entity from 1879 until 1949.

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HistoryEdit

On 11 November 1879, the Nerang Division was created as one of 74 divisions within Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 652.[1][2]

On 6 July 1883, Southport Division was formed from part of subdivision No. 1 of Nerang Division and part of subdivision No. 1 of Coomera Division.[3][4][5][6]

With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, the Nerang Division became the Shire of Nerang on 31 March 1903.[7]

On 12 June 1914, part of Nerang Shire was separated to enable the establishment of the Town of Coolangatta.[8][9]

In 1927 the council met in their offices at Mudgeeraba.[10]

Amalgamations in 1948Edit

On 9 December 1948, as part of a major reorganisation of local government in South East Queensland, an Order in Council replacing ten former local government areas between the City of Brisbane and the New South Wales border with only four.[11][12] The former ten were:

The four resulting local government areas were:

  • the new Shire of Albert: a merger of Beenleigh, Coomera, Nerang (except for the Burleigh Heads area), the southern part of Tingalpa and the eastern part of Waterford[13]
  • Town of South Coast, an amalgamation of the Towns of Southport and Coolangatta with the Burleigh Heads part of Nerang (which later became City of Gold Coast)
  • an enlarged Shire of Beaudesert, an amalgamation of Beaudesert and Tamborine with the western part of Waterford
  • the new Redland Shire, an amalgamation of Cleveland and the northern part of Tingalpa (which later became Redland City)

The Order came into effect on 10 June 1949, when the first elections were held.

ChairmenEdit

 
Walter John Browne, first chairman of the Nerang Divisional Board
  • 1880: Walter John Browne [14]
  • 1911 — March 1928: William James Brake (died in office)[10][15]

William Stephens, a Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly and a Member of the Queensland Legislative Council and mayor of the South Brisbane City Council, was a long-term councillor at Nerang, first serving in 1882 and serving for a total of 36 years.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Proclamation [Nerang Division]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:987. 
  2. ^ "Agency ID1447, Nerang Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Proclamation [Southport Division constituted]". Queensland Government Gazette. 14 July 1883. p. 33:255. 
  4. ^ "Proclamation [Cooma Division amended]". Queensland Government Gazette. 14 July 1883. p. 33:254. 
  5. ^ "Proclamation [Nerang Division amended]". Queensland Government Gazette. 14 July 1883. p. 33:253. 
  6. ^ "Agency ID1835, Southport Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Agency ID1448, Nerang Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Agency ID10376, Coolangatta Town Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "NEW TOWN OF COOLANGATTA". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 13 June 1914. p. 5. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "New coast names". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 10 December 1948. p. 3. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "DETAILS OF SOUTH COAST SHIRES". Queensland Times (DAILY ed.). Ipswich, Queensland: National Library of Australia. 10 December 1948. p. 1. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Agency ID290, Albert Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "General News". The Queenslander. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 13 March 1880. p. 326. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "THE LATE MR. W. J. BRAKE." The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 13 April 1928. p. 15. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "MR. WILLIAM STEPHENS". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 1 May 1925. p. 10. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 

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Coordinates: 28°03′32″S 153°20′38″E / 28.0590°S 153.344°E / -28.0590; 153.344