South Burnett Regional Council

South Burnett Regional Council was formed in 2008 by the amalgamation of Kingaroy, Murgon, Nanango and Wondai Shires. The new council is south of the Burnett River, but encloses major tributaries of the Burnett such as the Boyne River and Barambah Creek. James Burnett was a surveyor and explorer who visited the lower reaches of the Burnett River in 1847. For that and other survey work around Wide Bay, the river was named after him by Governor Fitzroy.

South Burnett Regional Council surrounds the Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire, an area of 32 sq km between Murgon and Wondai.

Further Reading: 

Kingaroy, Murgon and Murgon Shire, Nanango Shire, Wondai Shire and Wide Bay-Burnett entries

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