Normanby Shire

Normanby Shire (1890-1949) was immediately south-west of Ipswich. When formed as a local government division in 1890, Normanby had an area of 91 sq miles, based around the Normanby Plains and Mutdapilly. The name most probably was given as a compliment to the second Marquess of Normanby, Governor of Queensland, 1871-74. (Normanby Plains school at Mutdapilly was opened in 1874.)

Further Reading: 

Harrisville and Mutdapilly entries


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