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Shire of Perry
Queensland
Perry LGA Qld.png
Location within Queensland
Population: 445
Established: 1880
Area: 2357.7 km² (910.3 sq mi)
Council Seat: Mount Perry
Region: Wide Bay-Burnett
Perry Logo.jpg
Website: http://www.perry.qld.gov.au/
LGAs around Shire of Perry:
Monto Monto Kolan
Eidsvold Shire of Perry Kolan
Gayndah Gayndah Biggenden

The Shire of Perry was a local government area in the northern catchment of the Burnett River, Queensland, Australia. The Shire covered an area of 2,357.7 square kilometres (910.3 sq mi), and existed as a local government area from 1880 until 2008, when it amalgamated with several other shires to form the North Burnett Region.

Its administrative centre was the town of Mount Perry.

History

Perry Division, March 1902
Map of Perry Division and adjacent local government areas, March 1902

The Perry Division was one of the original divisions created under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 1664. It held its first meeting on 6 March 1880.

With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Perry Division became the Shire of Perry on 31 March 1903.

On 15 March 2008, under the Local Government (Reform Implementation) Act 2007 passed by the Parliament of Queensland on 10 August 2007, the Shire of Perry merged with the Shires of Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Monto and Mundubbera to form the North Burnett Region.

Towns and localities

The Shire of Perry included the following settlement:

Population

Year Population
1933 795
1947 628
1954 496
1961 455
1966 374
1971 376
1976 304
1981 309
1986 310
1991 374
1996 351
2001 426
2006 445

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