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Agency ID11062
TitleTiaro Divisional Board
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 11/11/1879
End Date 31/3/1903
Date NotesN/A

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

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Series IDTitleFromTo
18631Rate Books 1/1/1880 31/3/1903
18630Receipt and Rate Cash Books 1/1/1880 31/3/1903
18626Minute Books 2/3/1880 31/3/1903
18625Valuation and Rate Books 1/1/1882 31/3/1903
18647Inventory of Stock Tools 1/7/1882 18/10/1882
18646Minute Books 1/1/1890 23/11/1893
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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
11059Tiaro Shire Council I
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1888Tiaro Shire Council II
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Information Sources

Divisional Boards Act 1879
Local Authorities Act 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 1879, vol. XXV, no. 75, p. 1001
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Divisional Board Act 1879
Local Authorities Act 1902
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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 first Divisional Boards were proclaimed on 11 Nov 1879. Subsequent to the Divisional Boards Act of 1887, the Tiaro Divisional Board was established on 11 November 1879.

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.

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.

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 Tiaro Divisional Board became the Tiaro Shire Council.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11062, Tiaro Divisional Board
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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