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Shire of Dalrymple
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Location within Queensland
Population: 3,782 (2006 census)[1]
Established: 1879
Area: 68324.5 km² (26,380.2 sq mi)
Council Seat: Charters Towers
Region: North Queensland
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LGAs around Shire of Dalrymple:
Etheridge Herberton Hinchinbrook
Flinders Shire of Dalrymple Thuringowa, Townsville
Aramac Belyando Burdekin, Bowen

The Shire of Dalrymple was a Local Government Area located in North Queensland, Australia, and surrounded but did not include the town of Charters Towers, at which its council and administrative centre was based. It covered an area of 68,324.5 square kilometres (26,380.2 sq mi), and existed as a local government entity from 1879 until 2008, when it amalgamated with the separate City of Charters Towers to form the Charters Towers Region.



Dalrymple and Ravenswood Divisions were created on 11 November 1879 as two of 74 divisions around Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879. With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, they became shires on 31 March 1903. On 1 January 1930, Ravenswood was amalgamated into Dalrymple.[2]

On 15 March 2008, under the Local Government (Reform Implementation) Act 2007 passed by the Parliament of Queensland on 10 August 2007, the Shire of Dalrymple amalgamated with the separate City of Charters Towers to form the Charters Towers Region.

Towns and localities


Year Population
1933 3,260
1947 2,311
1954 1,914
1961 2,206
1966 2,003
1971 2,278
1976 2,580
1981 3,338
1986 4,252
1991 3,484
1996 3,669
2001 3,853
2006 3,782


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Dalrymple (S) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 September 2009.  
  2. ^ Queensland Government Gazette: p. 133:2125. 21 December 1929.   Abolished Shire of Ravenswood and merged it with Dalrymple, amongst other changes.


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