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Agency ID1648
TitlePurga Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 13/10/1916
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
17120Index to Ratepayers 31/3/1903 31/12/1903
6160General Cash Books 31/3/1903 31/12/1911
3807Accounts Ledgers 31/3/1903 31/12/1913
9840Valuation Registers 31/3/1903 31/12/1916
1742Minute Books 31/3/1903 7/3/1917
6156Rate Books 31/3/1903 31/12/1917
3852Sanitary Rate Books 1/1/1905 31/12/1917
3796Letterbooks 31/7/1905 15/3/1910
6112Rate Cash Book 1/7/1908 12/10/1910
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 13/10/1916
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1647Purga Divisional Board
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
995Ipswich 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 Authorities Act 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 13 Oct 1916, Vol. CVII, No. 139, p. 1093
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Legislation

Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Abolishing Local Authorites Acts 1902-1913
Order in Council 13 Oct 1916
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, Purga Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Purga Shire Council.

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.

ABOLITION:
Purga Shire was abolished on 13 Oct 1916 to become part of a new Ipswich Shire. The Purga Shire Council remained in office until the next council elections in 1917.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1648, Purga Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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