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Agency ID11208
TitleCharters Towers Town Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 13/4/1909
Date NotesN/A

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

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Series IDTitleFromTo
10891Valuation Registers 31/3/1903 31/12/1905
10908Papers re Public Testimonials and Receptions 31/3/1903 31/12/1906
10884Correspondence and Reports Laid Before Council Meetings 31/3/1903 13/4/1909
10906Minute Book of the Charters Towers Brigade Board 31/3/1903 13/4/1909
10903Minute Book of the Joint Health Committee 31/3/1903 13/4/1909
10897Minute Book of the Joint Traffic Committee 31/3/1903 13/4/1909
10887Minute Books 31/3/1903 13/4/1909
10892Minutes and Agendas Papers 31/3/1903 13/4/1909
10890Rate Books 31/3/1903 13/4/1909
10896Register of Vehicle Licences 31/3/1903 13/4/1909
10883Registers of Letters Received 31/3/1903 13/4/1909
10905Registers of the Notification of Infectious Diseases 31/3/1903 13/4/1909
10899Voters Rolls 31/3/1903 13/4/1909
10888Letterbooks of Joint Traffic and Health Committee 1/5/1903 12/10/1905
10893Ledger for Rent and Other Payment Made for Use of Council Premises 1/1/1904 13/4/1909
10909Sketch Plans of Land Applied For 1/1/1909 13/4/1909
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 13/4/1909
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Information Sources

Loacl Authorities Act 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 1903, vol. LXXX, no. 46, p. 927
Queensland Government Gazette 1904, vol. LXXXIII, no. 95, pp. 799-800
Queensland Government Gazette 1909, vol. XCII, no. 82, p. 1019
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Local Authorities Act 1902
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Under the "Local Authorities Act 1902" all Municipalities became Towns and the Charters Towers Municipal Council became the Charters Towers Town Council.

The functions and powers of the Council under the "Local Authorites Act 1902" included construction and maintenance of roads and streets, bridges, wharves and jetties and other public works, control of traffic, use of land and buildings for the provision of public services and amenities including fire stations, parks, libraries and other recreational, educational and civic facilities, pounds, cemeteries, dams, reservoirs and water supply infrastructure, gas and electricity works, street lighting, rubbish dumps, sewerage farms and disposal works.

The Council was empowered to create by-laws with respect to all matters within its jurisdiction, but all such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

Town Councils were also responsible for administering the Town Fund and for carrying out valuations on properties for the purpose of collecting rates.

The Town Council included a mayor, a town clerk and a number of other members. In addition, the Council appointed its own officers who were paid from the Local Fund. From time to time, the Council appointed committees for special or general purposes.

The town of Charters Towers was proclaimed a city on 13 April 1909 and the Charters Towers Town Council became the Charters Towers City Council.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11208, Charters Towers Town Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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