Agency Details

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Agency ID1379
TitleMcKinlay Divisional Board
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 12/12/1891
End Date 31/3/1903
Date NotesN/A

Created under the Divisional Boards Acts to provide local administration and public services in areas outside municipalities.

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Series IDTitleFromTo
5793Minute Books 10/8/1892 11/3/1903
19042Cash Book 19/9/1892 5/12/1902
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
107Colonial Secretary's Office 12/12/1891 29/7/1896
123Home Secretary's Office 29/7/1896 31/3/1903
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Previous Agencies

Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
6072McKinlay Shire Council
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Information Sources

Divisional Boards Act 1887
Queensland Government Gazette 12 Dec 1891, Vol. LIV, No. 111, p 1221
Queensland Government Gazette 1896, Vol LXVI, pp. 345, 400
Local Authorities Act 1902
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Establishing Divisional Boards Act 1887
Abolishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Administered Divisional Boards Act 1887
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McKinlay Division was formed on 12 December 1891 from parts of Boulia and Cloncurry Divisions. Under the "Local Authorities Act 1902", divisional boards were reconstituted as shire councils and McKinlay Divisional Board changed to McKinlay Shire Council on 31 Mar 1903.

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; 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.

Colonial Secretary 12 Dec 1891 - 6 Aug 1896
Home Secretary 6 Aug 1896 - 31 Mar 1903

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1379, McKinlay Divisional Board
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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