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Agency ID10402
TitleCleveland Divisional Board
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 29/5/1885
End Date 31/3/1903
Date NotesN/A

Created under the Divisional Boards Acts to provide local administration and public services in areas outside municipalities.

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Series IDTitleFromTo
5665Valuation Registers 1/1/1885 30/6/1896
5663Rate Books 1/1/1885 31/3/1903
5629Minute Books 17/7/1885 31/3/1903
5638Finance Committee Minute Book 1/8/1891 31/3/1903
5664Valuation and Rate Books 1/1/1897 31/3/1903
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
8481Public Works Department (I) 29/5/1885 12/12/1887
236Mines and Works Department 12/12/1887 4/1/1890
107Colonial Secretary's Office 4/1/1890 29/7/1896
123Home Secretary's Office 29/7/1896 31/3/1903
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Previous Agencies

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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
576Cleveland Shire 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

Divisional Boards Act of 1879
Queensland Government Gazette 11 Nov 1879, Vol. XXV, No. 75
Queensland Government Gazette 1885, Vol. XXXVI, No. 98, p. 1734
Queensland Government Gazette 1885, Vol. XXXVI, No. 105, p. 1919
Local Authorities Act of 1902
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Establishing Divisional Boards Act of 1879
Abolishing Local Authorities Act of 1902
Administered Divisional Boards Act of 1879
Divisional Board Act of 1887
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The Divisional Boards Act of 1879 provided for local government for any part of the Colony not included in a municipality and proclaimed a Division by the Governor. The first Divisional Boards were proclaimed on 11 Nov 1879. Cleveland Divisional Board was established by proclamation on 29 May 1885. The members of the Board were elected in July 1885. Under the Local Authorities Act 1902, all Divisional Boards became Shire Councils.
The primary function of Divisional Boards was to provide such public services and amenities as: parks and reserves, cemeteries, libraries and recreational facilities, water and sanitation services, roads, bridges, wharves, street lighting, public health services, licences and registrations for businesses, markets and animals, town planning, and the control of noxious weeds and other pests.

Boards were also responsible for administering the Local Fund and for valuing properties within the Division for the purpose of determining and collecting rates. Boards could pass by-laws regarding all matters within its jurisdiction. All such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

Divisional Boards submitted an annual Statement of Revenue and Expenditure to the Minister. By-laws created by Boards required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID10402, Cleveland Divisional Board
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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