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Agency Details

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Agency ID11204
TitleLongreach Divisional Board
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 9/5/1900
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
18916Attendance Books 10/9/1900 31/3/1903
18917Contract Registers 1/1/1901 31/3/1903
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 9/5/1900 31/3/1903
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
11205Longreach Shire Council
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Finding Aids

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Remarks


Information Sources

Divisional Boards Act of 1879
Divisional Boards Act 1887
Queensland Government Gazette 1900, vol. LXXIII, no. 133, pp. 1326 - 1327
Queensland Government Gazette 1900, vol. LXXIII, no. 178, p. 1657
Local Authorities Act 1902
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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Administered Divisional Boards Act 1887
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Description

ESTABLISHMENT:
The "Divisional Boards Acts of 1879 and 1887" provided for local government for any part of the Colony not included in a municipality and proclaimed a Division by the Governor. The first Divisional Boards were proclaimed on 11 Nov 1879. The Longreach Divisional Board was constituted on 9 May 1900, the first elections held on 13 Aug 1900 and the first Board meeting held on 10 Sep 1900..

FUNCTIONS:
The primary function of Divisional Boards was to provide such public services and amenities as: parks and reserves, cemeteries, libraries and recreational facilities, water and sanitation services, roads, bridges, wharves, 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.

Boards were also responsible for administering the Local Fund and for valuing properties within the Division for the purpose of determining and collecting rates. Boards could pass by-laws regarding all matters within its jurisdiction. All such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

Divisional Boards submitted an annual Statement of Revenue and Expenditure to the Minister. By-laws created by Boards required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.


PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Home Secretary 9 May 1900 - 31 Mar 1903

ABOLITION:
The "Local Authorities Act 1902" abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, Longreach Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Longreach Shire Council on 31 Mar 1903.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11204, Longreach Divisional Board
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