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Agency ID10747
TitleChambers Flat Cemetery Trust
Agency TypeBoard or Committee
Start Date Circa 13/10/1891
End Date Circa 1/1/1985
Date NotesN/A

Responsibility for maintenance of local cemeteries

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Series IDTitleFromTo
5964Chambers Flat Cemetery Records 1/10/1891 17/5/1917
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
107Colonial Secretary's Office 13/10/1891 6/8/1896
123Home Secretary's Office 6/8/1896 5/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 26/9/1963
105Department of Health 26/9/1963 16/12/1977
18Lands Department 16/12/1977 1/1/1985
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
322Beaudesert Shire Council
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1889, Vol. XLVI, No. 61, p. 986
Queensland Government Gazette 1891, Vol. LIV, No. 64, p. 723
Chambers Flat Cemetery Register of Graves, 1 Oct 1891 - 1 Oct 1999; QSA: SRS5964/1/1
Lands Department, "Chambers Flat", Card Index to Cemetery Reserve Files, 1 Jan 1906 - 31 Dec 1987; QSA: C/1027
Lands Department, "County of Stanley, RES 434", Card Index to Reserve Files (by County), 1 Jan 1868 - 31 Dec 1987; QSA: C/997
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Cemetery Act 1865
Cemetery Trustees (Declaratory) Act 1966
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The Cemetery Act 1965, which repealed Section 75 of the Municipal Institutions Act 1864, empowered the Governor-in-Council to appoint trustees to hold land in trust for the establishment or purpose of a public cemetery.

A reserve of 10 acres for a cemetery in the parish of Mackenzie, was proclaimed on 9 March 1889, and Trustees appointed on 13 October 1891. This reserve was listed as Chambers Flat in the Lands Department card index to cemetery reserves.

Cemetery trustees had powers to enclose the land granted in trust for cemetery purposes and were responsible for the administration, upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery. Rules, regulations, accounts, trustee appointments and notification of closing of the cemetery were required to be published in the Government Gazette.

Dates entered in the register of graves for this cemetery for the period under the management of the Chambers Flat Cemetery Trust are from 1 Oct 1891 - 17 May 1917 (circa year: some entries for this period have no dates). These entries were made at some later date (circa 1985), with details taken from an old map and headstones. References to the date when the Beaudesert Shire Council took over as Trustee of the cemetery have not been located, but entries re-commence 10 July 1985.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID10747, Chambers Flat Cemetery Trust
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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