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Shire of Douglas
Queensland
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Location within Queensland
Population: 10,193 (2006 census)[1]
Established: 1880
Area: 2436.7 km² (940.8 sq mi)
Council Seat: Mossman
Region: Far North Queensland
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Website: http://www.dsc.qld.gov.au/
LGAs around Shire of Douglas:
Cook Cook Coral Sea
Mareeba Shire of Douglas Coral Sea
Mareeba Cairns Cairns

The Shire of Douglas was a Local Government Area in Far North Queensland. It was located on the coast north of the city of Cairns. The shire, administered from the town of Mossman, covered an area of 2,436.7 square kilometres (940.8 sq mi), and existed as a local government entity from 1880 until 2008, when it amalgamated with the City of Cairns to become the Cairns Region.

The major industries are tourism and sugar production. Minor industries include tropical fruit, cocoa, and beef.

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History

Douglas Divisional Board was created on 3 June 1880 under the Divisional Boards Act 1879. With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Douglas became a shire council on 31 March 1903.

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 Douglas merged with the City of Cairns to form the Cairns Region.

Towns and localities

  • Bamboo
  • Bloomfield
  • Cape Kimberley
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Cassowary
  • Cooya Beach
  • Cow Bay
  • Craiglie
  • Daintree
  • Dayman Point
  • Diwan
  • Ellis Beach (until 1995)
  • Finlay Vale
  • Four Mile Beach
  • Killaloe
  • Low Isles
  • Miallo
  • Mossman Gorge
  • Mowbray
  • Newell
  • Oak Beach
  • Shannonvale
  • Stewart Creek Valley
  • Thornton Beach
  • Wangetti
  • Whyanbeel
  • Wonga

Population

Year Population
1933 2,901
1947 2,493
1954 3,100
1961 3,354
1966 3,919
1971 4,072
1976 4,746
1981 5,957
1986 7,750
1991 12,440
1996 12,980
2001 13,966
2006 10,193

Mayors

The following were mayors of the Shire of Douglas:[2]

  • Andrew Jack — 1900
  • James Reynolds — 1901–1903
  • R. A. Donnelly — 1904–1905
  • W. Mackay — 1906
  • D. J. Kirwan — 1907
  • R. D. Low — 1908
  • R. Walsh — 1909
  • R. P. Tunnie — 1910
  • Fred Thompson — 1911–1912
  • J. P. Reynolds — 1913
  • R. P. Tunnie — 1914
  • J. P. Reynolds — 1915–1921
  • John Quill — 1921–1927
  • Barney Andreassen — 1927–1933
  • Raymond Rex — 1933–1955
  • E. D. Berzinski — 1955–1964
  • George Quaid Jr. — 1964–1967
  • J. S. Allen — 1967–1970
  • O. R. Andrews — 1970–1981
  • Anthony Mijo — 1982–1991
  • Mike Berwick — 1991–2008

References

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