Agency Details

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Agency ID11690
TitlePine Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 23/5/1959
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Created under the Local Government/Authorities Acts to provide local administration and public services outside of major urban areas

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
17281Cash Books 31/3/1903 30/4/1907
17279Accounts Ledgers 31/3/1903 31/12/1911
669Letterbooks 31/3/1903 31/12/1920
674Accounts Ledgers 31/3/1903 1/1/1927
624Rate Cash Books 31/3/1903 4/11/1942
38Minute Books 31/3/1903 23/5/1959
468Rate Books 31/3/1903 23/5/1959
637List of Rate Payers 1/1/1906 1/1/1907
675Wages Books 1/1/1910 1/1/1916
668Auditor's Notebook 1/1/1912 23/5/1959
673Cash Book 1/1/1923 1/1/1929
17617Maps: Brisbane Land Agent's District 1/10/1924 31/12/1937
17267Register of Nuisances 16/6/1926 8/5/1934
17272Register of Notifiable Diseases 19/6/1948 23/5/1959
18843Registers of Building Permits Issued 4/7/1951 23/5/1959
10350Miscellaneous Council Records 4/12/1951 23/5/1959
17257Cemetery Indexes - North Pine Cemetery / Lawnton Cemetery 12/11/1953 23/5/1959
17256Cemetery Registers - North Pine Cemetery / Lawnton Cemetery 12/11/1953 23/5/1959
17263Cemetery Registers - Samsonvale Cemetery 15/4/1954 23/5/1959
17266Cemetery Registers - Upper North Pine Cemetery / Dayboro Cemetery 11/5/1955 23/5/1959
17255Cemetery Registers - Samford Cemetery / Samford Lawn Cemetery 12/1/1956 23/5/1959
18841Register of Sales of Land for Arrears of Rates 15/3/1956 23/5/1959
18842Register of Plans of Survey 28/3/1958 23/5/1959
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 5/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 10/12/1941
231Local Government Department I 10/12/1941 23/5/1959
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1921, Vol. CXVI, No. 250, p. 1667
Queensland Government Gazette 1941, Vol CLVII, No 157, p. 1998
Queensland Government Gazette 1959, Vol. CCI, No. 41, pp. 961-62, 964
Local Authorities Act 1902
Local Government Acts 1936 - 1958
Local Government and Regionalism in Queensland, 1859 to 1977, C.P.Harris, ANU, Canberra, 1978, pp. 13-60, 79-84 passim
Tracks and Times: A History of the Pine Rivers District, L.S.Smith, ed., Pine Rivers Shire Council, 1988, pp. 247-249
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Legislation

Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Abolishing Local Government Acts 1936 -1958
Administered Local Authorities Act 1902
Local Government Acts 1936 -1958
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
Under the "Local Authorities Act 1902", the Pine Divisional Board became the Pine Shire Council on 31 March 1903.

FUNCTIONS:
Under the "Local Authorities Act 1902", the primary function of Shire Councils was to provide such public services and amenities as roads, bridges, water, sanitation and drainage, public health services, parks and reserves, cemeteries, libraries and recreational facilities, street lighting, etc.

Council also had powers in relation to the construction of buildings, fire prevention, public nuisances, places of amusement, public carriers, slaughter houses, markets, animals and traffic. Increased powers were given to Council by subsequent local government legislation, for example, in the areas of public health, building regulation, town planning and the environment, public utilities and business undertakings.

The Council was also responsible for administering the Local Fund, and until 1944, for valuing properties within the Shire for the purpose of determining and collecting rates, which together with endowments and loans formed its revenue base. The general powers of Council were exercised through the passing of by-laws approved by Governor-in-Council.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
The Shire was governed by a rate-payer elected council comprising a chairman and councillors. Special or general purpose committees were appointed reporting to Council. Council appointed its own officers to administer its business, headed by a Shire Clerk.
Various boundary changes affected the jurisdiction of the Council, particularly in 1921 and 1959.

ABOLITION:
The name of the council was changed from Pine Shire to Pine Rivers Shire by proclamation on 23 May 1959.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11690, Pine Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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