Agency Details

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Agency ID1755
TitleSamsonvale Cemetery Trust
Agency TypeBoard or Committee
Start Date 7/4/1911
End Date 15/4/1954
Date NotesN/A

Responsibility for maintenance of local cemeteries

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Series IDTitleFromTo
17263Cemetery Registers - Samsonvale Cemetery 2/4/1912 15/4/1954
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 7/4/1911 5/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 15/4/1954
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
11690Pine Shire Council
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 7 May 1910, Vol. XCIV, No. 100, p.1171
Queensland Government Gazette 8 April 1911, Vol. XCVI, No. 102, p. 1440
Queensland Government Gazette 1911, Vol. XCVI, No. 98, p. 1396
Queensland Government Gazette 17 April 1954, Vol. CLXXXV, No. 85, p. 1360
Cemetery Act 1865
Lands Acts 1910-1953
Local Authorities Acts 1902-1935
Local Government Acts 1936-1953
Tracks and Times: A History of the Pine Rivers District, L.S.Smith, ed., Pine Rivers Shire Council, 1988, p. 182
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Establishing Cemetery Act 1865; Lands Act 1910;
Abolishing Local Government Acts 1936-1953; Lands Acts 1910-1953
Administered N/A
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The Cemetery Act 1865, which repealed Section 75 of the Municipal Institutions Act 1864 empowered the Governor-in-Council to appoint trustees to hold land in trust for the establishment or purpose of a public cemetery. Land in County of Stanley, Parish of Samsonvale for the Samson Vale Cemetery Reserve was proclaimed under the Lands Act 1910 on 7 April 1911 and the appointment of trustees to manage the Samson Vale Cemetery confirmed; trustees having been appointed prior to the proclamation of the reserve.

Cemetery trustees had powers to enclose the land granted in trust for cemetery purposes and were responsible for the administration, upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery. Rules, regulations, accounts, trustee appointments and notification of closing of the cemetery were required to be published in the Government Gazette.

The Local Authorities Act 1902 and subsequently the Local Government Act 1936 empowered the Governor-in-Council to authorise local authorities to assume, from existing trusts, the management and control of cemeteries so proclaimed. In addition, the act granted local authorities the power to take land and erect or construct buildings to be used for or in conjunction with cemeteries. On 15 April 1954, the Council of the Shire of Pine was appointed trustee for the Cemetery Reserve under the Land Acts 1910-1953, in place of the existing Trustees.

Home Secretary 7 Apr 1911 - 5 Dec 1935
Secretary for Health and Home Affairs 5 Dec 1935 - 15 Apr 1954
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1755, Samsonvale Cemetery Trust
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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