Calliope Shire

Calliope Shire, an area of 5875 sq km, bounded the City of Gladstone on all sides except the coast. It included Heron Island. In 2008 the shire was amalgamated with Miriam Vale Shire and Gladstone City to form Gladstone Regional Council. The shire was named after the Calliope River, which was named by Governor FitzRoy in 1854, when he inspected the Port Curtis (Gladstone) area; a year after that town had been surveyed. FitzRoy travelled in the vessel Calliope.

Further Reading: 

Calliope Shire Council centenary 1879-1979, Calliope, Calliope Shire Council, 1979

Betty Laver, Pioneers of the Calliope Shire, Gladstone, Betty Laver, 2004

Boyne Island, Calliope, Gladstone Localities, Many Peaks, Mount Larcom and Tannum Sands entries


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