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The monument commemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Murilla Shire Council.

The Shire of Murilla was a local government area located in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. The shire, administered from the town of Miles, covered an area of 6,075.8 square kilometres (2,345.9 sq mi), and existed as a local government entity from 1879 until 2008, when it amalgamated with the Town of Dalby and the Shires of Chinchilla, Tara and Wambo and the southern part of Taroom to form the Western Downs Region. 

Murilla Division was created on 11 November 1879 as one of 74 divisions around Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 761. With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Murilla Division became the Shire of Murilla on 31 March 1903.





Address:Dawson Street, Miles, 4415
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.658994
Long: 150.186745
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:31-March-1903
Actual Event End Date:31-March-2003


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2003
Front Inscription

         1903 - 2003
- They made us custodians -

Back Inscription

                This Stone
              was officially unveiled by
Hon. Nita Cunningham MP.
Minister for Local Government and Planning.
In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the
founding of the Murilla Shire Council.
31 March 1903 - 31 March 2003

           Cr R J Gilmour (Mayor)

Cr P E Bevan        Cr L F Coleborn                         Cr S J Drury
Cr P J Fitzgerald  Cr K F Leahy (Deputy Mayor)  Cr B Karez
Cr J A Logan        Cr L G McNicholl                         Cr P K Stallman
Cr R J Pollard

               P A Berting
   (Chief Executive Officer)

Source: MA
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