Agency Details

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Agency ID1451
TitleNormanby Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 29/1/1949
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Created under the Local Government/Authorities Acts to provide local administration and public services outside of major urban areas

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
14750Index to Ratepayers N/A N/A
14748Normanby Shire Council by - Law 28, Theatres Etc N/A N/A
3879Correspondence Related to Tenders and Notices 1/1/1892 31/12/1922
17122Rate Books 1/1/1903 31/12/1937
3878General Correspondence and Papers 1/1/1903 20/5/1944
3856Journal of Contracts 31/3/1903 1/1/1904
3862Bank Books 31/3/1903 21/12/1922
3848General Cash Books 31/3/1903 31/12/1932
3891Petty Cash Books 31/3/1903 31/12/1935
3868Contract Ledger 31/3/1903 31/5/1937
9827Valuation Registers 31/3/1903 31/12/1942
6103Minute Books 31/3/1903 5/5/1949
3895Journals 31/3/1903 6/6/1949
6185Letterbooks 2/10/1905 3/1/1927
3900Attendance Books 26/5/1906 24/6/1940
3827Rate Cash Books 3/1/1913 18/8/1933
3855Valuation and Rate Books 1/1/1914 31/12/1948
6167Accounts Ledger 1/1/1916 1/1/1924
3896Register of Stock 1/1/1921 31/12/1947
14751Special Loan Rate Account Book 1/1/1932 28/6/1933
3881Financial Statements and Audit Reports 30/6/1939 30/6/1947
14749Pay Registers of Road Maintenance Gangs 22/1/1948 21/6/1949
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Controlling Agencies

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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1884Three Mile Creek Bridge Joint Care Committee 29/4/1911 11/10/1913
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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1450Normanby Divisional Board
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1425Moreton 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

Local Government Act 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 13 Dec 1941, Vol CLVII, No 157, p1998
Queensland Government Gazette 29 Jan 1949, Vol. CLXXII, No. 23, p. 343
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Legislation

Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Abolishing Local Government Acts 1936-1948
Order in Council 27 Jan 1949
Administered Local Authorities Act 1902
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
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.

FUNCTIONS:
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.

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.

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Home Secretary 31 Mar 1903 - 5 Dec 1935
Secretary for Health and Home Affairs 5 Dec 1935 - 23 Dec 1941
Secretary for Public Works 23 Dec 1941 - 15 May 1947
Secretary for Public Works, Housing and Local Government 15 May 1947 - 29 Jan 1949

ABOLITION:
Normanby Shire Council was abolished on 29 Jan 1949 and included in Moreton and Boonah Shires.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1451, Normanby Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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