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Agency ID1434
TitleMurweh 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
9704Minute Books 27/3/1880 29/11/1900
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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
1435Murweh 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 (43 Vic. No. 17)
Divisional Boards Act 1887 (51 Vic. No. 7)
Queensland Government Gazette 11 Nov 1879, Vol. XXV, No. 75
Queensland Government Gazette 1896, Vol LXVI, pp 345, 400
Local Authorities Act 1902 (2 Edw. VII, No. 2)
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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Divisional Boards Act of 1879
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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, including Murweh Divisional Board, were proclaimed on 11 Nov 1879.

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 11 Nov 1879 - 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:
On 31 March 1903 under the "Local Authorities Act 1902", Murweh Divisional Board became Murweh Shire Council.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1434, Murweh Divisional Board
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