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Agency ID11207
TitleCharters Towers Municipal Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 21/6/1877
End Date 31/3/1903
Date NotesN/A

Created under the Municipal [Institutions]/Local Government Acts to provide local administration and public services in municipalities.

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Series IDTitleFromTo
10889General Correspondence 1/1/1877 31/12/1882
10890Rate Books 1/1/1877 31/3/1903
10891Valuation Registers 1/1/1877 31/3/1903
10882Ledgers 1/1/1878 30/6/1893
10899Voters Rolls 1/1/1878 31/3/1903
10887Minute Books 6/2/1878 31/3/1903
10901Registers of All Licences Issued 1/1/1881 31/5/1890
10902Rate Cash Books 1/1/1881 31/12/1890
10885Letterbooks 1/1/1888 11/2/1901
10907Papers and Correspondence re the Burdekin Flood Relief Committee 1/1/1890 31/12/1890
10884Correspondence and Reports Laid Before Council Meetings 1/1/1890 31/3/1903
10908Papers re Public Testimonials and Receptions 1/1/1890 31/3/1903
10883Registers of Letters Received 1/3/1892 31/3/1903
10900Papers re the Queensland International Exhibition (Brisbane) 1/1/1897 31/12/1897
10906Minute Book of the Charters Towers Brigade Board 13/11/1899 31/3/1903
10892Minutes and Agendas Papers 5/12/1899 31/3/1903
10896Register of Vehicle Licences 1/1/1901 31/3/1903
10905Registers of the Notification of Infectious Diseases 1/1/1901 31/3/1903
10903Minute Book of the Joint Health Committee 1/3/1901 31/3/1903
10897Minute Book of the Joint Traffic Committee 1/3/1901 31/3/1903
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
107Colonial Secretary's Office 21/6/1877 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
11208Charters Towers Town Council
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Publication Notes
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1877, vol. XX, no. 104, p. 1629
Local Authorities Act 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 1903, vol. LXXX, no. 46, p. 927
Queensland Government Gazette 1904, vol. LXXXIII, no. 95, pp. 799-800
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Local Government Act 1878
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Following a petition of local residents, the Municipality of Charters Towers was constituted on 21 June 1877 under the "Municipal Institutions Act 1864".

The function of Municipal Councils under the "Local Government Act 1878" was to generally maintain "the good rule and government of the municipality", and specifically to provide and manage such public services and amenities as: parks and reserves, libraries, schools of arts and other recreational facilities and places of improvement; cemeteries; water and sanitation services; roads, bridges, wharves; street lighting; public health services including control of contagious and infectious diseases; fire prevention; the regulation of building construction, and the regulation of and issuing of licences including those for exhibitions and markets, carriers and carters, slaughter-houses and abattoirs.

Municipal Councils were also responsible for the administration of the Municipal Fund and the valuation of properties within the municipality for the purpose of determining and collecting rates. Councils could pass by-laws regarding all matters within their jurisdiction, but all such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

Every municipality was governed by a council composed of a chairman and six, nine or twelve councillors. If the municipality was subdivided, three councillors were assigned to each subdivision.

Colonial Secretary, 21 June 1877 - 6 Aug 1896
Home Secretary, 6 Aug 1896 - 31 Mar 1903

Under the "Local Authorities Act 1902", Municipal Councils became Town Councils. Charters Towers Municipal Council became Charters TowersTown Council on 31 March 1903.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11207, Charters Towers Municipal Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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