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Shire of Yeerongpilly

The Shire of Yeerongpilly was a local government area in the southern suburbs of Brisbane, Queensland. The shire, administered from Rocklea, covered an area of 175 square miles (453 km2), and existed as a local government entity from 1879 until 1925, when it was split up following the creation of the City of Brisbane under the City of Brisbane Act 1924.

Shire of Yeerongpilly
Queensland
Population3,500 (1923 est.)[1]
 • Density7.69/km2 (19.92/sq mi)
Established1879
Area455 km2 (175.7 sq mi)
Council seatRocklea
RegionBrisbane

HistoryEdit

 
Map of Yeerongpilly Division and adjacent local government areas to the south, March 1902. Legend: Tingalpa Division (16), Waterford Division (18), Yeerongpilly Division (20)
 
Map of Yeerongpilly Division and adjacent local government areas to the north, March 1902

On 11 November 1879, the Yeerongpilly Division was created as one of 74 divisions within Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 3428.[2] It included and took its name from Yeerongpilly (now a suburb of Brisbane).

On 16 October 1886, parts of Yeerongpilly Division (from South Brisbane to Rocklea and including Yeerongpilly itself) were excised to create Stephens Division (later Shire of Stephens).[3][4]

On 24 January 1891, further parts of Yeerongpilly Division (west of Blunder Creek to Wacol) were excised to create Sherwood Division (later Shire of Sherwood).[4]

With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Yeerongpilly Division became the Shire of Yeerongpilly on 31 March 1903.[5]

On 1 October 1925, the Shire of Yeerongpilly was abolished, with its urban area becoming part of the new City of Brisbane, and the rural areas being divided between the Shires of Beaudesert, Tingalpa and Waterford.[5][6]

PopulationEdit

Year Population
1911 1,313
1921 3,263
1923 3,500

LocalitiesEdit

ChairmenEdit

  • 1925: J. Cox[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (1924). Statistics of Queensland, 1923. p. 9F. Accessed at University of Melbourne, [[Parkville, Victoria|]].
  2. ^ "Proclamation [Yeerongpilly Division]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:989.
  3. ^ "Agency ID1853, Stephens Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Yeerongpilly". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Agency ID9633, Yeerongpilly Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Order in Council". Queensland Government Gazette. 26 September 1925. p. 125:1288.
  7. ^ "Mayors and Chairmen of Councils Who Were Entertained Yesterday By Alderman Jolly". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 1 October 1925. p. 9. Retrieved 26 December 2013.

External linksEdit

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

Coordinates: 27°32′09.84″S 153°00′02.5″E / 27.5360667°S 153.000694°E / -27.5360667; 153.000694