Agency Details

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Agency ID1686
TitleRedcliffe Divisional Board
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 7/4/1888
End Date 31/3/1903
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Created under the Divisional Boards Acts to provide local administration and public services in areas outside municipalities.

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
17283Valuation Register and Rate Books 7/4/1888 31/3/1903
19465Minute Books 11/7/1888 31/3/1903
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
236Mines and Works Department 7/4/1888 4/1/1890
2723Public Works Department II 4/1/1890 9/7/1891
107Colonial Secretary's Office 9/7/1891 29/7/1896
123Home Secretary's Office 29/7/1896 31/3/1903
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1685Redcliffe 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

Divisional Boards Act 1887
Queensland Government Gazette 7 Apr 1888, Vol. XLIII, No. 77, p. 1204
Queensland Government Gazette 1896, Vol LXVI, pp 345, 400
Local Authorities Act 1902
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Legislation

Establishing Local Government Act 1878 Amendment Act 1887
Abolishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Administered Divisional Boards Act 1887
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
The "Divisional Boards Act of 1879" provided for local government for any part of the Colony not included in a municipality and proclaimed a Division by the Governor. The first Divisional Boards were proclaimed on 11 Nov 1879. The Redcliffe Divisional Board was established on 7 Apr 1888 from part of Caboolture Division. Divisional Boards became Shire Councils and Redcliffe Divisional Board became Redcliffe Shire on 31 March 1903.

FUNCTION:
The primary function of Divisional Boards 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.

Boards were also responsible for administering the Local Fund and for valuing properties within the Division for the purpose of determining and collecting rates. Boards could pass by-laws regarding all matters within its jurisdiction. All such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

Divisional Boards submitted an annual Statement of Revenue and Expenditure to the Minister. By-laws created by Boards required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.


PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Secretary for Mines and Works 7 Apr 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 c. Jul 1891 - 6 Aug 1896
Home Secretary 6 Aug 1896 - 31 Mar 1903
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1686, Redcliffe Divisional Board
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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