Kingaroy Shire

Kingaroy Shire, an area of 2422 sq km and generally 180 km north-west of Brisbane, was amalgamated with three other shires to form South Burnett Regional Council in 2008. It was named after the town of Kingaroy (c1904), and the name is thought to have been derived from an Aboriginal word describing a small black ant or a red ant.

Further Reading: 

Tony Matthews, Landscapes of change: a history of the South Burnett, Wondai, South Burnett Local Government Association, 1997

Harold Mears, The first 100 years of Kingaroy district, Kingaroy, Kingaroy Shire Council, 1978

Booie, Coolabunia, Kingaroy and Taabinga entries


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