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Agency Details

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Agency ID1449
TitleNewtown Town Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 25/1/1913
End Date 23/2/1917
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Created under the Local Government/Authorities Acts to provide local administration and public services in urban areas.

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
6305Rate Books 25/1/1913 31/12/1917
6306Valuation Registers 25/1/1913 31/12/1917
17771Minute Books 22/2/1913 29/3/1917
17769Committee Minute Book 4/3/1913 29/3/1917
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 25/1/1913 23/2/1917
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
912Gowrie Shire Council
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1897Toowoomba City 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

Queensland Government Gazette 25 Jan 1913, Vol C, No 20, p335-36
Queensland Government Gazette 23 Feb 1917, Vol CVIII, No 82, 695-97
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Legislation

Establishing Local Authorities Acts 1902-1912
Order in Council 23 Jan 1913
Abolishing Local Authorities Acts 1902-1913
Order in Council 23 Feb 1917
Administered N/A
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Description

ESTABLISHMENT:
Gowrie Shire was abolished on 25 Jan 1913, with part of the Shire included in the Shire of Jondaryan and part in the Town of Newtown.

FUNCTIONS:
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 Town 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.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
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.

ABOLITION:
When the Town of Newtown was abolished on 23 Feb 1917, part was included in the City of Toowoomba and part in the Shire of Jondaryan.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1449, Newtown Town Council
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