Gatton Shire

Gatton Shire, an area of 1572 sq km, immediately east of Toowoomba, was amalgamated with Laidley Shire in 2008 to form Lockyer Valley Regional Council. It contained almost all of the Lockyer Creek drainage system which has its headwaters in the dividing range and runs easterly to join the Brisbane River near Lowood.

Further Reading: 

W.D. Mills, Gatton Shire handbook, Brisbane, Queensland Department of Primary Industries, 1972

Avil Tew, History of Gatton Shire in the Lockyer Valley, Gatton, Gatton Shire Council, 1979

Gatton, Helidon and Withcott entries


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