Burdekin Shire

Burdekin Shire, an area of 5053 sq km, is generally 90 km south-east of Townsville. Its administrative centre is Ayr, and it was the Ayr local government division (1888-1903) and thence Ayr Shire until renamed in 1976.

Further Reading: 

Roy Connolly, John Drysdale and the Burdekin, Sydney, U. Smith, 1964

E.M. Driscoll, The irrigation settlements of the Lower Burdekin, Liverpool, Department of Geography, University of Liverpool, 1970

David Hooper, Australia's mightiest dam, Townsville, North Queensland Paper, 1979

John Kerr, Black snow and liquid gold: a history of the Burdekin Shire,Ayr, Council of the Shire of Burdekin, 1994

Ayr, Brandon, Dry Tropics, Giru, Home Hill, Inkerman and Jarvisfield entries


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