Named after John Oxley 1783–1828, noted explorer and surveyor.
Oxley covers an area of approximately 302 sq km from Acacia Ridge in the east to Ipswich city in the west. The main town is Ipswich.
Railway workshops, coal mining, power station at Swanbank, dairying, beef cattle, horse studs and farming with some industrial, light industrial and commercial activities.
1900/1901 (The original Oxley was renamed Griffith in 1934. This division of Oxley was proclaimed in 1949.)
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