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Agency ID10714
TitleLicensing Authority, Atherton
Agency TypeMagistrates Court
Start Date 1/11/1906
End Date 1/3/1913
Date NotesN/A

Responsible for granting and review of liquor licences

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Series IDTitleFromTo
5857Bench Books (Applications) [Atherton] 7/11/1912 1/5/1913
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Controlling Agencies

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123Home Secretary's Office 1/11/1906 1/3/1913
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Agency IDTitle
1093Licensing Court, Atherton
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Information Sources

Licensing Boards Acts 1879-1880
Queensland Government Gazette 1913, Vol C, No 42, p 627
Macleod, Thomas. The Liquor Law of Queensland, Brisbane 1913, p 252
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Establishing Licensing Act 1885
Abolishing Liquor Act 1912
Administered Licensing Act 1885
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The "Licensing Act 1885" established Licensing Authorities with jurisdiction within proclaimed licensing districts. Licensing Authorities replaced Licensing Boards previously created under the "Licensing Boards Acts 1879-1880". The Licensing Authority was constituted by Justices of the Peace exercising ordinary jurisdiction within the licensing district or by annually appointed "Licensing Justices" who included the Police Magistrate of the district and the Chairman of the local authority. Where licensing districts did not exist under the former Act, Police Districts were constituted as licensing districts at the commencement of the 1885 Licensing Act. The Court of Petty Sessions at Atherton was established on 1 November 1906 and the Police Magistrate sat as the Licensing Authority.

Justices sitting as a Licensing Authority were responsible for granting, renewal, transfer, removal, transmission and otherwise regulating liquor licences within the licensing district. Licensing Authorities met quarterly. Licences dealt with by the authority consisted of victuallers' licences, wine sellers' licences, packet licences, billiard and bagatelle licences. Licences generally were issued annually.

Under the "Liquor Act 1912", all licensing districts formerly constituted under the repealed Licensing Act became licensing districts for the constitution of Licensing Courts. Additionally, provisions for the constitution of Licensing Authorities were repealed, being replaced by Licensing Courts. The Licensing Court at Atherton was constituted under the Liquor Act 1912 in 1913.

Colonial Secretary 1 Jan 1886 - 6 Aug 1896
Home Secretary 6 Aug 1896 - 21 Feb 1913
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID10714, Licensing Authority, Atherton
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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