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Agency ID1082
TitleLicensing Authority, Townsville
Agency TypeMagistrates Court
Start Date 1/1/1886
End Date 21/2/1913
Date NotesN/A

Responsible for granting and review of liquor licences

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Series IDTitleFromTo
6805Register of Applications [Townsville] 6/4/1887 6/3/1895
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
107Colonial Secretary's Office 1/1/1886 6/8/1896
123Home Secretary's Office 6/8/1896 21/2/1913
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Information Sources

Licensing Act 1885
Liquor Act 1912
Queensland Government Gazette 1913, Vol C,No 42, p627-629
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Licensing Act 1885

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The "Licensing Act 1885" established Licensing Districts and Licensing Authorities. Some districts already existed under the "Licensing Boards Act of 1879" and the "Licensing Boards Act Amendment Act of 1880". Where such districts did not exist, then Police Districts were constituted as licensing districts for the purposes of the Act.

Members of the Licensing Authority (licensing justices) for each district were its Justices of the Peace and the Police Magistrate of the district; if the district comprised a municipality of division, the chairman of the local authority was appointed a licensing justice. Appointments were for one year. Members of Licensing Boards appointed for licensing districts acted as licensing justices until a licensing justice was appointed.

Licences granted under this Act were of four kinds: licensed victuallers licences, wine-sellers' licences, packet licences and billiard and bagatelle licences.

Related Acts: Distilleries Act of 1849, the Brewers Act of 1850 and the Liquor Adulteration Act of 1855.

Under the "Liquor Act 1912", all licensing districts formerly constituted under the repealed Licensing Act became licensing districts for the constitution of Licensing Courts. Additionally, provisions for the constitution of Licensing Authorities were repealed, being replaced by Licensing Courts.

Colonial Secretary 1 Jan 1886 - 6 Aug 1896
Home Secretary 6 Aug 1896 - 21 Feb 1913
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Queensland State Archives Agency ID1082, Licensing Authority, Townsville
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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