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Agency Details

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Agency ID1676
TitleQueenton Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 2/7/1902
End Date 23/12/1916
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
15250Valuation Registers 1/1/1902 31/12/1914
15258Rate Cash Books 1/1/1902 31/12/1916
15253Minute Book 23/7/1902 11/1/1916
15256Queenton Fire Brigade Roll Book 1/1/1903 31/12/1907
15257Correspondence Laid Before Council Meetings 1/1/1903 31/12/1915
15249Voters Rolls 1/1/1903 31/12/1915
15255Queenton Fire Brigade Letterbook 28/8/1903 9/8/1916
15247Rate Books 1/1/1906 31/12/1914
15248Reports of Inspector of Nuisances 1/1/1906 31/12/1914
15245Reports of Foreman of Works 10/4/1906 10/1/1911
15252Letterbook 9/3/1907 7/1/1914
15254Specifications and Tenders for Queenton Fire Station 1/1/1911 31/12/1911
15251Ledger 1/1/1911 28/2/1917
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 2/7/1902 23/12/1916
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Remarks


Information Sources

Local Government Act 1878
Local Authorities Act 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 2 Jul 1902, Vol. LXXIX, No. 1, p.2
Queensland Government Gazette 23 Dec 1916, Vol. CVII, No. 248, p. 2095
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Legislation

Establishing Local Government Act 1878
Order in Council 2 Jul 1902
Abolishing Local Authorities Acts 1902-1912
Order in Council 22 Dec 1916
Administered Local Government Act 1878
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, Queenton Shire was established on 2 Jul 1902, from part of Dalrymple Division; it was abolished on 23 Dec 1916 to become part of Charters Towers City 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.




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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1676, Queenton Shire Council
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