County of Flinders, Queensland facts for kids
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Location within Queensland
The County of Flinders is a county (a cadastral division) in Queensland, Australia, located in the Central Queensland region between Gladstone and Bundaberg. It was named for Matthew Flinders who explored the Australian coastline.
The county was created on 1 September 1855 by royal proclamation under the Waste Lands Australia Act 1846. On 7 March 1901, the Governor issued a proclamation legally dividing Queensland into counties under the Land Act 1897. Its schedule described Flinders thus:
Bounded on the south by the counties of Cook and Bowen; on the west by the county of Yarrol, the eastern watershed of the Boyne River, and the western boundary of the parist of Rodds Bay; and on the north and east by the Pacific Ocean.
Flinders is divided into parishes, as listed below:
|Eurimbula||Gladstone||Town of 1770|
|Miriam Vale||Gladstone||Miriam Vale|
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