Kilkivan and Kilkivan Shire

Kilkivan, a rural town, is 45 km north-west of Gympie and 170 km north-west of central Brisbane. It was named after the Kilkivan pastoral run, settled by J.D. MacTaggart who was born in Campbeltown, Argyllshire, Scotland. Kilkivan parish was adjacent to Campbeltown.

Further Reading: 

Dulcie Logan, Where two rivers run: a history of Kilkivan Shire, Kilkivan, Kilkivan Shire Council, 1988

J.E. Murphy et al, Wilderness to wealth: being a history of the shires of Nanango, Kingaroy, Wondai, Murgon, Kilkivian and the Upper Yarramon portion of the Rosalie Shire, 1850-1950, Brisbane, Smith & Paterson, 1950

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