Agency Details

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Agency ID11066
TitleGoolman Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 16/10/1937
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

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

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
18664Register of Divisional Balances 31/3/1903 31/3/1913
18668Minute Books 31/3/1903 3/9/1928
18659Contract Ledgers 31/3/1903 16/10/1937
18655General Cash Books 31/3/1903 16/10/1937
18388General Ledgers 31/3/1903 16/10/1937
18656Rate Cash Books - General Rates 31/3/1903 16/10/1937
18661Dog Tax Collection Cash Book 14/9/1925 6/5/1930
18657Special Loan Rate Account Book - Bridge Account 17/7/1929 8/8/1936
18658Special Loan Rates Cash Book 19/7/1929 16/10/1937
18667Lighting Account Rates Cash Book 1/7/1931 16/10/1937
18669Valuation and Rate Books 3/1/1934 16/10/1937
18662Register of Miscellaneous Loans and Accounts 12/5/1936 16/10/1937
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 5/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 16/10/1937
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
11065Goolman Divisional Board
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
343Boonah Shire Council
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Related Agencies

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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Remarks

Information Sources

Local Government Act 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 16 Oct 1937, vol. CXLIX, no. 100, p. 1078
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Legislation

Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Abolishing N/A
Administered Local Authorities Act 1902
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
The "Local Authorities Act 1902" abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, Goolman Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to the Goolman Shire Council.

FUNCTIONS:
Under the "Local Authorities Act 1902", the primary function of Shire Councils was to provide such public services and amenities as roads, bridges, parks and reserves, cemeteries, libraries and recreational facilities, water and sanitation services, street lighting, public health services (such as immunisations), licences and registrations for businesses, markets and animals, town planning, and the control of noxious weeds and other pests, etc.

The Council was also responsible for administering the Local Fund, and for valuing properties within the Shire for the purpose of determining and collecting rates.

The Council could pass by-laws regarding all matters within its jurisdiction. All such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
The Shire Council included a chairman and a number of other members. From time to time, the Council could appoint committees for special or general purposes. Council also appointed its own officers including a Shire Clerk who were paid from the Local Fund.

Each year the Minister appointed an independent auditor to review the financial statements of the Council. The Council submitted an annual Statement of Revenue and Expenditure to the Minister, which was published in the Government Gazette.

ABOLITION:
Goolman Shire was abolished on 16 Oct 1937, by change of name, becoming Boonah Shire Council.

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Home Secretary 31 Mar 1903 - 5 Dec 1935
Health and Home Affairs Department 5 Dec 1935 - 16 Oct 1937
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11066, Goolman Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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