Agency Details

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Agency ID1483
TitlePine Divisional Board
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 16/1/1888
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
468Rate Books 16/1/1888 31/3/1903
38Minute Books - Pine Divisional Board, Pine Shire Council, Pine Rivers Shire Council 7/3/1888 31/3/1903
17279Accounts Ledgers 20/3/1888 31/3/1903
17281Cash Books - Pine Divisional Board / Pine Shire Council 20/3/1888 31/3/1903
624Rate Cash Books 3/5/1888 31/3/1903
674Accounts Ledgers 1/1/1892 31/3/1903
669Letterbooks 1/1/1898 31/3/1903
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
236Mines and Works Department 16/1/1888 4/1/1890
2723Public Works Department II 4/1/1890 9/7/1891
107Colonial Secretary's Office 9/7/1891 6/8/1896
123Home Secretary's Office 6/8/1896 31/3/1903
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
11690Pine Shire Council
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Related Agencies

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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Information Sources

Divisional Boards Act 1879
Divisional Boards Act 1887
Local Authorities Act 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 1888, Vol. XLIII, No. 15, p. 168
Queensland Government Gazette 1897, Vol. LXVII, No. 41, pp. 585-86
Local Government and Regionalism in Queensland, 1859 to 1977, C.P.Harris, ANU, Canberra, 1978, pp 13-60, 79-84 passim
Tracks and Times: A History of the Pine Rivers District, L.S.Smith, ed., Pine Rivers Shire Council, 1988, pp. 247-48
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Establishing Divisional Boards Act 1887
Abolishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Administered N/A
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The Divisional Boards Act of 1879 provided for local government by proclamation, for any part of the Colony not included in a municipality. The first Divisional Boards were proclaimed on 11 Nov 1879. Subsequent to the Divisional Boards Act of 1887, the Pine Divisional Board was proclaimed on 16 Jan 1888. The Pine Division was created out of the Caboolture Division whose boundaries were amended as a result. The Pine Divisional Board first met as a single sub-division on 7 March 1888. Boundary changes affected the jurisdiction of the Board, particularly in 1897, when parts of the Parishes of Samsonvale, Pine and Whiteside were included in the Pine Division.

The primary function of the Divisional Board was to provide such public services and amenities as roads, bridges, water, sanitation and drainage, public health services, parks and reserves, cemeteries, etc. The Divisional Board also had powers in relation to the construction of buildings, fire prevention, public nuisances, places of amusement, public carriers, slaughter houses, markets, animals, traffic, etc.

The Board was also responsible for administering the Local Fund, and, for valuing properties within the Division for the purpose of determining and collecting rates, which together with endowments and loans formed its revenue base. The general powers of the Board were exercised through by-laws approved by Governor-in-Council.

The Division was governed by a rate-payer elected Board comprising a chairman and a number of members. Special or general purpose committees were appointed and the Board employed its own officers to administer its business, headed by a Clerk. Divisional Boards submitted an annual Statement of Revenue and Expenditure to the Minister.

The Local Authorities Act 1902 abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Existing divisional boards became shire councils. Under this Act, on 31 Mar 1903, the Pine Divisional Board became the Pine Shire Council.

Secretary for Mines and Works 16 Jan 1888 - 4 Jan 1890
Secretary for Railways and Public Works 4 Jan 1890 - 12 Aug 1890
Secretary for Public Works 12 Aug 1890 - 9 Jul 1891
Colonial Secretary 9 Jul 1891 - 6 Aug 1896
Home Secretary 6 Aug 1896 - 31 Mar 1903
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1483, Pine Divisional Board
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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