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Agency ID11214
TitleWambo Divisional Board
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 11/11/1879
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
16378Rate Books 1/1/1882 31/12/1899
16379Valuation Registers 1/1/1883 31/12/1899
16375Valuation Register and Rate Books 1/1/1900 31/3/1903
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
8481Public Works Department I 11/11/1879 12/12/1887
236Mines and Works Department 12/12/1887 4/1/1890
2723Public Works Department II 4/1/1890 9/7/1891
107Colonial Secretary's Office 9/7/1891 29/7/1896
123Home Secretary's Office 29/7/1896 31/3/1903
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Previous Agencies

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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1929Wambo 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

Divisional Boards Act 1879
Divisional Boards Act 1887
Queensland Government Gazette 11 Nov 1879, Vol.XXV, No.75, p.1006
Local Authorities Act 1902
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Legislation

Establishing Divisional Boards Act 1879
Abolishing N/A
Administered Local Authorities Act 1902
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Description

ESTABLISHMENT:
The "Divisional Boards Act of 1879" 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 Wambo Divisional Board was established on that date.

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.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
The Division was governed by a rate-payer elected Board comprising a chairman and a number of members. Special or general purpose committees were appointed and the Board employed its own officers to administer its business, headed by a Clerk. Divisional Boards submitted an annual Statement of Revenue and Expenditure to the Minister.

ABOLITION:
The "Local Authorities Act 1902" abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Existing divisional boards became shire councils. Under this Act, on 31 Mar 1903, Wambo Divisional Board became the Wambo Shire Council.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11214, Wambo Divisional Board
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