Agency Details

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Agency ID1747
TitleRosewood Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 29/1/1949
Date NotesN/A

Created under the Local Government/Authorities Acts to provide local administration and public services outside of major urban areas

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Series IDTitleFromTo
9842Letterbook 31/3/1903 25/7/1907
3821Accounts Ledger 1/1/1906 31/12/1912
3806Contract Ledger 6/5/1906 10/2/1949
6172Minute Books 25/4/1908 31/5/1949
3898Poundkeeper's Book - Rosewood Shire Council 26/4/1911 10/9/1948
17132Valuation and Rate Books 1/1/1913 31/12/1949
3808General Cash Books 20/4/1917 30/6/1947
6164Budget Books 1/6/1938 30/6/1941
3800Account Book (Rosewood Shire Council) 31/3/1946 31/5/1949
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 5/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 23/12/1941
231Local Government Department I 23/12/1941 29/1/1949
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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1884Three Mile Creek Bridge Joint Care Committee 29/4/1911 11/10/1913
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Previous Agencies

Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1425Moreton Shire Council
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Related Agencies

Agency IDTitleRelationship
1268Little Liverpool Main Road Board 
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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Information Sources

Local Government Act 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 4 Jul 1905, Vol LXXXV, No 6, p 51
Queensland Government Gazette 29 Jan 1949, Vol CLXXII, No 23, p 343
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Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Order in Council 29 Jun 1905
Abolishing Local Government Acts 1936-1948
Order in Council 27 Jan 1949
Administered LocalAuthorities Act 1902

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The Local Authorities Act 1902 abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, Rosewood Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Rosewood Shire Council on 31 March 1903. On 4 July 1905 Rosewood Shire was abolished and amalgamated with Mutdapilly Shire to form a new enlarged Rosewood Shire.

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.

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.

Home Secretary 31 Mar 1903 - 5 Dec 1935
Secretary for Health and Home Affairs 5 Dec 1935 - 23 Dec 1941
Secretary for Public Works 23 Dec 1941 - 15 May 1947
Secretary for Public Works, Housing and Local Government 15 May 1947 - 29 Jan 1949

On 29 January 1949 Rosewood Shire was abolished and included in Moreton Shire.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1747, Rosewood Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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