Agency Details

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Agency ID1688
TitleRedcliffe Town Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 28/5/1921
End Date 13/6/1959
Date NotesN/A

Created under the Local Government/Authorities Acts to provide local administration and public services in urban areas.

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Series IDTitleFromTo
17285Property Books 28/5/1921 31/12/1929
17283Valuation Register and Rate Books - Redcliffe Divisional Board / Shire / Town Council 28/5/1921 30/6/1949
19465Minute Books 28/5/1921 13/6/1959
20575Cemetery files - Redcliffe Cemetery 23/1/1930 13/6/1959
20726Cemetery Registers - Redcliffe Cemetery 23/1/1930 13/6/1959
21157Register of Allotments Sold - Redcliffe Town Council and Redcliffe City Council 1/1/1933 13/6/1959
21156Loans Register - Redcliffe Town Council and Redcliffe City Council 1/1/1938 13/6/1959
20580Coat of Arms 12/9/1950 13/6/1959
20715Survey Level Books 7/9/1954 13/6/1958
20716Survey Field Books 17/7/1956 13/6/1959
17289Payroll Register 24/6/1957 17/6/1958
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 28/5/1921 5/12/1935
231Local Government Department I 5/12/1935 10/12/1941
126Health and Home Affairs Department 10/12/1941 13/6/1959
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1685Redcliffe Shire Council
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1687Redcliffe City 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

Local Authorities Act 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 28 May 1921, Vol CXVI, No 250, p1669
Queensland Government Gazette 13 Jun 1959, Vol CCI, No 65, p1341
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Establishing Local Authorities Acts 1902-1920; Order in Council 27 May 1921
Abolishing Local Government Acts 1936-1958
Administered Local Authorities Act 1902
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The primary function of Town Councils was to provide such public services and amenities as parks, cemeteries, water and sanitation, roads, bridges, wharves, street lighting, public health services such as immunisations, licensing and registration of businesses and animals, town planning and the control of noxious weeds and other pests. The Council was empowered to create by-laws with respect to all matters within its jurisdiction. All such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

Town Councils were also responsible for administering the Local Fund and for carrying out valuations on properties for the purpose of collecting rates.

The Town Council included a mayor, a town clerk and a number of other members. In addition, Council appointed its own officers who were paid from the Local Fund. From time to time, the Council appointed committees for special or general purposes.

Home Secretary 28 May 1921 - 5 Dec 1935
Secretary for Health and Home Affairs 5 Dec 1935 - 23 Dec 1941
Secretary for Public Works, Housing and Local Government 15 May 1947 - 1 May 1952
Secretary for Public Works, Housing and Local Government 15 May 1947 - 1 May 1952
Treasurer 1 May 1952 - 12 Aug 1957
Minister for Public Works and Local Government 12 Aug 1957 - 13 Jun 1959

Redcliffe changed from Shire to Town on 28 May 1921 and from Town to City on 13 Jun 1959.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1688, Redcliffe Town Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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