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Agency ID10386
TitleMackay Town Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 17/8/1918
Date NotesN/A

Created under the Local Government/Authorities Acts to provide local administration and public services in urban areas.

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Series IDTitleFromTo
3834Index to Burial Registrations [microfilm] 1/1/1903 17/8/1918
4942General Ledgers 31/3/1903 31/12/1903
4945Rate Books 31/3/1903 31/12/1909
4944Valuation Registers 31/3/1903 31/12/1910
4943Water Rate Books 31/3/1903 31/12/1914
4941General Cash Books 31/3/1903 31/10/1915
3831Burial Registers - Mackay City Cemetery 31/3/1903 17/8/1918
3832Cemetery Trust Minutes [microfilm] 31/3/1903 17/8/1918
3828Minute Books [microfilm] 31/3/1903 17/8/1918
4947Rent Journal 31/3/1907 17/8/1918
3833Cemetery Trust Correspondence [microfilm] 1/1/1909 17/8/1918
5944Valuation and Rate Books 1/1/1915 17/8/1918
4948Invoice Book 30/9/1915 24/3/1917
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 17/8/1918
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
10385Mackay Municipal Council
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
6066Mackay City Council
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Related Agencies

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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Information Sources

Queensland Statutes, 1900-1902, Vol.IX, pp.8368-8369
Queensland Government Gazette, 1918, Vol. CXI, No. 50, p. 411
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Establishing Local Authorities Act of 1902
Abolishing N/A
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Under the "Local Authorities Act 1902" Municipal Councils were abolished and Mackay Municipal Council became Mackay Town Council on 31 March 1903.

The primary function of Town Councils was to provide such public services and amenities as parks, cemeteries, water and sanitation, roads, bridges, wharves, street lighting, public health services such as immunisations, licensing and registration of businesses and animals, town planning and the control of noxious weeds and other pests. The Council was empowered to create by-laws with respect to all matters within its jurisdiction. All such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

Town Councils were also responsible for administering the Local Fund and for carrying out valuations on properties for the purpose of collecting rates.

The Town Council included a mayor, a town clerk and a number of other members. In addition, Council appointed its own officers who were paid from the Local Fund. From time to time, the Council appointed committees for special or general purposes.

The Mackay Town Council became the Mackay City Council on 17 August 1918.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID10386, Mackay Town Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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