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Agency ID10620
TitleBald Hills and Sandgate Cemetery Trust
Agency TypeBoard or Committee
Start Date 26/8/1869
End Date 31/7/1930
Date NotesN/A

Responsibility for maintenance of local cemeteries

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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
107Colonial Secretary's Office 26/8/1869 6/8/1896
123Home Secretary's Office 6/8/1896 31/7/1930
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
247Brisbane City Council II
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Information Sources

A. Lloyd, "Brisbane City Cemeteries: Guide to records of Brisbane City Council Cemeteries", Brisbane, Brisbane City Archives, 1988, p.9.
Queensland Government Gazette, Jan-Dec 1869, Vol X, No 71, p.1104
Queensland Government Gazette 1930, Vol. CXXXV, No. 27, pp. 333 - 335

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Establishing N/A
Abolishing City of Brisbane Act 1924
Administered Cemetery Act 1865
Alienation of Crown Lands Act 1866
Local Authorities Acts 1902

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"The Cemetery Act 1865", which repealed Section 75 of the "Municipal Institutions Act 1864", gave the Governor-in-Council the power to appoint trustees to hold land in trust for the establishment of a public cemetery.

The first Trustees of the Bald Hills and Sandgate Cemetery Trust were appointed on 26 August 1869. The Trust held its inaugural meeting on 9 Jan 1878. The first burial occurred on 1 June 1877.

The "Local Authorities Act 1902" gave the Governor-in-Council the power to proclaim the Local Authorities as Trustees, assuming the management and control of reserves, cemeteries, parks etc in their areas of control. The act also gave Local Authorities permission to take, erect and construct land or buildings to be used for or in connection with cemeteries (S.62)

Trustees had the power to enclose any land granted and conveyed for cemetery purposes, and were responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery. All rules and regulations, accounts, and notification of the closing of a cemetery were to be published in the Queensland Government Gazette.

The Trust was under the control of the Colonial Secretary (26 Aug 1869 - 6 Aug 1896) and the Home Secretary (6 Aug 1896 - 31 July 1930).

Under the "City of Brisbane Act of 1924" the Brisbane City Council assumed control of all public city cemeteries (established within the city under the "Cemetery Act of 1865"). On 31 July 1930 responsibility for the administration of the Bald Hills and Sandgate General Cemetery was formally transferred from the Trust to the Council.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID10620, Bald Hills and Sandgate Cemetery Trust
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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