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Agency ID1448
TitleNerang Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 9/12/1948
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
5477General Ledgers 13/3/1903 31/12/1924
5478Minute Books 13/3/1903 7/6/1949
5480Rate Cash Books [Nerang Divisional Board/Nerang Shire Council] 31/3/1903 31/3/1911
9656General Cash Books 31/3/1903 1/1/1926
5404Valuation and Rate Books - Nerang Divisional Board / Nerang Shire Council 31/3/1903 31/12/1950
14744Gazettal Notices and Newspaper Reports 1/1/1913 31/12/1915
14746Attendance Book 1/1/1914 27/11/1920
14745Road Receipts and Expenditure 1/1/1916 31/12/1932
9523In-Letter Register 1/1/1921 31/12/1921
14742Cash Book 1/1/1926 31/12/1930
17082Combined Special and Loan Accounts Cash Book 1/7/1928 31/10/1938
9520Transfer of Land Registers 18/2/1929 9/7/1949
14739Registers of Receipts for Rates Received - Nerang Shire Council 1/1/1931 31/12/1942
9519Sanitary Service Register - Nerang Shire Council 1/1/1933 31/12/1933
17103Special Accounts Cash Book 4/8/1937 30/6/1949
14741Springbrook Road Toll Cash Book 7/2/1938 4/12/1945
14743Cash Per Post Inward [Nerang Shire Council] 2/11/1939 18/12/1944
5476Tobacco Supplies Cash Book 22/4/1943 21/7/1943
14740Register of Sale of Land for Arrears of Rates - Nerang Shire Council 8/6/1948 14/4/1949
17105Combined Finance and Cash Book 1/7/1948 30/6/1949
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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 23/12/1941
231Local Government Department I 23/12/1941 11/12/1948
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1447Nerang Divisional Board
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Subsequent Agencies

Related Agencies

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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Information Sources

Local Government Act 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 11 Dec 1948, Vol. CLXXI, No. 211, p. 3020
Queensland Government Gazette 4 Jun 1949, Vol CLXXII, No 158, p. 2261
Albert Shire Council, Minute Book 2 BEE/D16, p. 164
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Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Abolishing Local Government Acts 1936-1948
Order in Council 11 Dec 1948
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, Nerang Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Nerang Shire Council.

Under the Local Authorities Act 1902, the primary function of Shire Councils 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.

Nerang Shire was abolished on 9 Dec 1948 to become part of Southport Town and Albert and Beaudesert Shires.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1448, Nerang Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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