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Agency ID1684
TitleRawbelle Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 17/3/1923
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
7691Valuation Registers 31/3/1903 31/12/1918
7683Minute Books 31/3/1903 31/12/1921
7684Minute Book 1/1/1913 31/12/1917
17059Valuation Register and Rate Books 1/1/1914 31/12/1924
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 16/3/1923
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1683Rawbelle Divisional Board
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
891Gayndah 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 17 Mar 1923, Vol. CXX, No. 69, p. 803
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Legislation

Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Abolishing Local Authorities Acts 1902-1922
Order in Council 16 Mar 1923
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, Rawbelle Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Rawbelle Shire Council.

Rawbelle Shire's name was changed to Gayndah Shire on 17 Mar 1923.

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 ID1684, Rawbelle Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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