Agency Details

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Agency ID1450
TitleNormanby Divisional Board
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 25/10/1890
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
9827Valuation Registers - Normanby Divisional Board / Normanby Shire Council 1/1/1891 31/3/1903
6103Minute Books 28/1/1891 31/3/1903
6185Letterbooks 30/1/1891 27/1/1901
3891Petty Cash Books 30/1/1891 31/3/1903
3868Contract Ledger 11/3/1891 31/3/1903
3848General Cash Books 11/3/1891 31/3/1903
3856Journal of Contracts 11/3/1891 31/3/1903
3862Bank Books 21/4/1891 31/3/1903
3895Journals 1/1/1895 31/3/1903
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
2723Public Works Department II 25/10/1890 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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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1451Normanby Shire Council
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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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Information Sources

Divisional Boards Act 1887
Queensland Government Gazette 25 Oct 1890, Vol. LI, No. 59, p. 664
Queensland Government Gazette 1896, Vol LXVI, pp 345, 400
Local Authorities Act 1902
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Establishing Local Government Act of 1878 Amendment Act of 1887
Abolishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Administered Divisional Boards Act 1887
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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. The Normanby Divisional Board was established from part of Mutdapilly Division on 25 Oct 1890.

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.

Secretary for Public Works 25 Oct 1890 - 9 Jul 1891
Colonial Secretary c. Jul 1891 - 6 Aug 1896
Home Secretary 6 Aug 1896 - 31 Mar 1903

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

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1450, Normanby Divisional Board
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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