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Agency Details

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Agency ID11021
TitleMurilla Divisional Board
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 11/11/1879
End Date 31/3/1903
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Created under the Divisional Boards Acts to provide local administration and public services in areas outside municipalities

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
18555Valuation and Rate Books 1/1/1880 31/3/1903
18558Minute Books 11/4/1892 31/3/1903
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
8481Public Works Department I 11/11/1879 12/12/1887
236Mines and Works Department 12/12/1887 4/1/1890
2723Public Works Department II 4/1/1890 1/7/1891
107Colonial Secretary's Office 1/7/1891 6/8/1896
123Home Secretary's Office 6/8/1896 31/3/1903
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Previous Agencies

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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
10975Murilla Shire Council
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Finding Aids

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Remarks


Information Sources

Divisional Boards Act 1879
Queensland Government Gazette 1879, Vol. XXV, No. 75, pp. 987-1008
Harris C.P., Local Government and Regionalism in Queensland, 1859 to 1977, Canberra: ANU, 1978, pp. 13-41 passim, 79-80
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Legislation

Establishing Divisional Boards Act 1879
Abolishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Administered N/A
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Description

ESTABLISHMENT:
The Divisional Boards Act of 1879 established Divisional Boards for the purpose of providing local government for portions of the colony outside the boundaries of municipalities. The Murilla Divisional Board was one of the first 74 Divisional Boards in Queensland proclaimed on 11 Nov 1879.

FUNCTIONS:
The primary function of the Divisional Board was to provide such public services and amenities as roads, bridges, water, sanitation and drainage, public health services, parks and reserves, cemeteries, etc. The Divisional Board also had powers in relation to the construction of buildings, fire prevention, public nuisances, places of amusement, public carriers, slaughter houses, markets, animals, traffic, etc. The Board was also responsible for administering the Local Fund and for valuing properties within the Division for the purpose of determining and collecting rates, which together with endowments and loans formed its revenue base. The general powers of the Board were exercised through by-laws approved by Governor-in-Council.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
The Division was governed by a rate-payer elected Board comprising a Chairman and a number of Members. Special or general purpose committees were appointed and the Board employed its own officers to administer its business, headed by a Clerk. Divisional Boards submitted an annual Statement of Revenue and Expenditure to the Minister.

ABOLITION:
The Local Authorities Act 1902 abolished Divisional Boards and created City, Town and Shire councils. Existing Divisional Boards were constituted as Shire Councils. Under this Act, on 31 Mar 1903, the Murilla Divisional Board became the Murilla Shire Council.

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Colonial Secretary 11 Nov 1879 - 1 Jan 1881
Secretary for Public Works and Mines 1 Jan 1881 - 12 Dec 1887
Secretary for Mines and Works 12 Dec 1887 - 4 Jan 1890
Secretary for Railways and Public Works 4 Jan 1890 - 12 Aug 1890
Secretary for Public Works 12 Aug 1890 - c.1 Jul 1891
Colonial Secretary c.1 Jul 1891 - 6 Aug 1896
Home Secretary 6 Aug 1896 - 31 Mar 1903
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11021, Murilla Divisional Board
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