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Agency ID11209
TitleDalby Municipal Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 21/8/1863
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
12337Valuation Registers 1/1/1899 31/12/1900
12340Rate Books 1/1/1899 31/3/1903
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
107Colonial Secretary's Office 21/8/1863 6/8/1896
123Home Secretary's Office 6/8/1896 31/3/1903
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
2186Dalby Town Council
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1863, vol. IV, no. 68, p. 514
Queensland Government Gazette 1863, vol. IV, no.87, p. 655
Queensland Government Gazette 1863, vol. IV, no.99, p. 797
Queensland Government Gazette 1863, vol. IV, no. 120, p. 937
Local Authorities Act 1902
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Administered New South Wales Municipalities Act 1858
Municipal Institutions Act 1864
Local Government Act 1878
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Following a petition of residents, the municipality of Dalby was proclaimed on 21 August 1863, and the boundaries were proclaimed and elections for the Dalby Municipal Council held October 1863.

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 Aug 1863 - 6 Aug 1896
Home Secretary, 6 Aug 1896 - 31 Mar 1903

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

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11209, Dalby Municipal Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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