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Agency ID11548
TitleAramac Divisional Board
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 8/5/1874
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
20109Town Plans and Surveys of Aramac, Muttaburra and Scarrbury 1/1/1880 31/3/1903
20106Valuation and Rate Registers 1/1/1880 31/3/1903
20110Contracts Register 1/1/1885 31/3/1903
20115Letterbooks of Correspondence Outwards 1/1/1887 31/3/1903
20108Valuation and Rates Registers - Water Supply 1/1/1890 31/3/1903
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
296Aramac Shire Council
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Related Agencies

Agency IDTitleRelationship
11204Longreach Divisional BoardFormed from part of Aramac Divisional Board
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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Remarks

Information Sources

Divisional Boards Act 1879
Queensland Government Gazette 11 Nov 1879, vol. XXV, No. 75, p. 1002
Divisional Boards Act 1887
Queensland Government Gazette 1896, vol LXVI, pp. 345, 400
Local Authorities Act 1902
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Legislation

Establishing Divisional Boards Act 1879
Abolishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Administered N/A
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
Aramac Divisional Board was established under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 and included Aramac, Longreach and Muttaburra districts. With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Aramac became a shire council on 31 March 1903.

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:
Secretary for Mines and Works 9 Feb 1889 - 4 Jan 1890
Secretary for Railways and Public Works 4 Jan 1890 - 12 Aug 1890
Secretary for Public Works 12 Aug 1890 - 9 Jul 1891
Colonial Secretary c. Jul 1891 - 6 Aug 1896
Home Secretary 6 Aug 1896 - 31 Mar 1903

ABOLITION:
Under the Local Authorities Act 1902, Aramac became a shire council on 31 March 1903.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11548, Aramac Divisional Board
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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