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Agency ID1481
TitlePialba Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 23/12/1905
End Date 17/2/1917
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
7563Letterbooks N/A N/A
7562Minute Book N/A N/A
21241Applications for Graves - Polson, Howard and Nikenbah Cemeteries 23/12/1905 17/2/1917
21240Burial Registers - Polson, Howard and Nikenbah Cemeteries 23/12/1905 17/2/1917
10223Letterbooks 23/12/1905 4/5/1917
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 23/12/1905 17/2/1917
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Previous Agencies

Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
11876Burrum Shire Council II
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Information Sources

Local Authorities Act 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 23 Dec 1905, Vol. LXXXV, No. 181, p. 1505
Queensland Government Gazette 17 Feb 1917, Vol. CVIII, No. 15, p. 673, 674
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Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Order in Council 20 Dec 1905
Abolishing Local Authorities Acts 1902-1913
Order in Council 15 Feb 1917
Administered Local Authorities Act 1902
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Pialba Shire was established on 23 Dec 1905 by change of name from Burrum Shire; it was abolished on 17 Feb 1917 and included in the new Burrum Shire.

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.


Home Secretary 23 Dec 1905 - 17 Feb 1917
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1481, Pialba Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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