Woocoo Shire

Woocoo Shire, an area of 2006 sq km with a population of about 3400 people was generally 40 km west of Maryborough. It was formed in 1914 by severance from Tiaro Shire, and parts of Antigua and Howard Shires were included in it. The Shire was pre-dated by the Woocoo parish and the naming of Mount Woocoo; the word is thought to have been derived from an Aboriginal word describing the echidna.

Further Reading: 

Len Harvey, Pioneers and progress: a history of division one Shire of Woocoo, Brooweena, Woocoo Historical Society, 1988


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