Stanthorpe Shire

Stanthorpe Shire, an area of about 2700 sq km, south-west of Brisbane, adjoined the New South Wales border. Its administrative centre, Stanthorpe, is in the north-east of the Shire, 170 km from central Brisbane. In 2008 Stanthorpe Shire was amalgamated with Warwick Shire to form Southern Downs Regional Council.

Stanthorpe was a rich tin-mining area named Stannum, and in 1872 the name was changed by blending it with the Middle English 'thorp', meaning village.

Further Reading: 

Jean Harslett and Mervyn Royle, They came to a plateau: the Stanthorpe saga, Stanthorpe, International Colour Productions, 1980

Stanthorpe and Wallangarra entries


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