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Agency ID10947
TitleNormanton Town Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 8/1/1910
Date NotesN/A

Created under the Local Government/Authorities Acts to provide local administration and public services outside of major urban areas

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Series IDTitleFromTo
18383Rate Cash Books 31/3/1886 8/1/1910
14764Minute Books 31/3/1903 17/2/1908
14759Draft Minutes 31/3/1903 29/12/1908
14760Committee Minute Book 31/3/1903 28/6/1909
18384Letterbooks 31/3/1903 8/1/1910
18382Valuation Registers 31/3/1903 8/1/1910
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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
2380Normanton Borough Council
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
557Carpentaria Shire Council
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Information Sources

Local Government Act 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 8 January 1910, VolXCIV, No. 5, p.37
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Establishing Local Government Act 1902
Abolishing N/A
Administered Local Government Act 1902
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Under the Local Authorities Act of 1902 all Borough Councils became Town Councils. Normanton Borough Council became Normanton Town Council on 31 March 1903.

The primary function of Town Councils was to provide such public services and amenities as parks, cemeteries, water and sanitation, roads, bridges, wharves, street lighting, public health services such as immunisations, licensing and registration of businesses and animals, town planning and the control of noxious weeds and other pests. The Council was empowered to create by-laws with respect to all matters within its jurisdiction. All such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

Town Councils were also responsible for administering the Local Fund and for carrying out valuations on properties for the purpose of collecting rates.

The Town Council included a mayor, a town clerk and a number of other members. In addition, Council appointed its own officers who were paid from the Local Fund. From time to time, the Council appointed committees for special or general purposes.

The Normanton Town Council was abolished on 8 January 1910 and the town included in the Shire of Carpentaria
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID10947, Normanton Town Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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