Kolan Shire

Kolan Shire, an area of 2655 sq km and generally 50 km west of Bundaberg, was amalgamated with Bundaberg City, Burnett Shire and Isis Shire in 2008 to form Bundaberg Regional Council. The Kolan River flows through the former shire from the Burnett River to the coast, north of Burnett Heads. It was named after the Colanne pastoral run, c1855.

Further Reading: 

Don Dignan, The story of Kolan, Fortitude Valley, Smith & Paterson, 1964

Joy Mullett, Centenary, Shire of Kolan, 1879-1979, Gin Gin, Kolan Shire Council, 1979

Gin Gin entry


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