Agency Details

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Agency ID1436
TitleMutdapilly 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
3810General Cash Book 9/4/1880 2/1/1897
6177Valuation Register 3/9/1881 4/6/1887
3811Accounts Ledger 29/4/1891 31/12/1904
6174Minute Book 6/4/1901 31/3/1903
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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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Related Agencies

Agency IDTitleRelationship
9656Black Gully Bridge BoardPart of Joint Local Authority
9658Harrisville - Rosevale Road and Bridges BoardPart of Joint Local Authority
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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Remarks

Information Sources

Divisional Boards Act of 1879 (43 Vic. No. 17)
Queensland Government Gazette 11 Nov 1879, Vol. XXV, No. 75
Divisional Boards Act 1887 (51 Vic. No. 7)
Queensland Government Gazette 1896, Vol LXVI, pp 345, 400
Local Authorities Act 1902 (2 Edw. VII, No. 19)
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Legislation

Establishing Divisional Boards Act of 1879 (43 Vic. No. 17)
Abolishing Local Authorities Act of 1902 (2 Edw. VII, No. 19)
Administered N/A
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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 were proclaimed on 11 Nov 1879. Mutdapilly Divisional Board was established on that date.

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.

ABOLITION:
The Local Authorities Act 1902 abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, Mutdapilly Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Mutdapilly Shire Council on 31 Mar 1903.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1436, Mutdapilly Divisional Board
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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