Agency Details

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Agency ID133
TitleLaidley Shire Council I
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 8/2/1917
Date NotesN/A

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

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Series IDTitleFromTo
599Sanitary Rate Book 1/1/1903 1/3/1917
600Cash Book 31/3/1903 1/6/1906
605Rate Cash Books 31/3/1903 31/12/1915
602Contract Ledgers 31/3/1903 8/2/1917
595General Cash Books 31/3/1903 8/2/1917
598General Ledgers 31/3/1903 8/2/1917
615Letterbooks 31/3/1903 8/2/1917
446Minute Books 31/3/1903 8/2/1917
479Valuation Register and Rate Books - Laidley 31/3/1903 8/2/1917
606Poundkeeper's Books 1/1/1908 8/2/1917
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 8/2/1917
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
134Laidley Shire Council II
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Related Agencies

Agency IDTitleRelationship
1268Little Liverpool Main Road Board 
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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Information Sources

Local Authorities Act 1902
Local Authorities Act 1902 (proclaimed 31 Dec 1902; commenced 31 Mar 1903)
Queensland Government Gazette 1917, Vol CVIII, No 53, p541
Blake, W.R.E., The Laidley Shire, 1991
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing Local Authorities Acts 1902
Administered Local Authorities Act 1902
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The Local Authorities Act 1902 abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, Laidley Divisional Board II (131) was abolished and its functions were transferred to Laidley Town Council (132) and Laidley Shire Council I.

Of the areas formerly administered by Laidley Divisional Board I, the municipal areas were transferred to Laidley Town Council and the rural areas to Laidley Shire Council I.

For the purpose of efficient resource management and administration, Laidley Town Council and Laidley Shire Council I were amalgamated in 1917 to form Laidley Shire Council II.

Under the Local Authorities Act 1902, the primary function of Laidley Shire Council I 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.

The Council was also responsible for administering the Local Fund, and for valuing properties within the Shire for the purpose of determining and collecting rates.

The Council could pass by-laws regarding all matters within its jurisdiction. All such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

The Shire Council included a chairman, town clerk and a number of other members. From time to time, the Council could appoint committees for special or general purposes. Council also appointed its own officers, who were paid from the Local Fund.

Each year the Minister appointed an independent auditor to review the financial statements of the Council. The Council submitted an annual Statement of Revenue and Expenditure to the Minister, which was published in the Government Gazette.


Home Secretary, 31 Mar 1903 - 8 Feb 1917
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID133, Laidley Shire Council I
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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