Agency Details

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Agency ID1878
TitleTamborine Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 31/5/1949
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
4297Valuation Registers 31/3/1903 11/2/1949
4979Attendance Books 31/3/1903 27/5/1949
4982Minute Books 31/3/1903 27/5/1949
4993Valuation and Rate Books 31/3/1903 31/5/1949
5955Register of Ratepayers in Arrears 1/1/1911 30/6/1942
5962Wonglepong Cemetery Register of Graves 1/1/1915 31/5/1949
4991North Tamborine Cemetery Register 28/2/1918 31/5/1949
5961North Tamborine Cemetery Register of Graves 28/2/1918 31/5/1949
5963Canungra Cemetery Register of Graves 1/1/1920 31/5/1949
20756Correspondence Files 4/10/1929 25/4/1957
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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 10/12/1941
231Local Government Department I 10/12/1941 31/5/1949
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1877Tamborine Divisional Board
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
322Beaudesert Shire 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
Local Authorities Acts Amendment Act 1923
Land Act 1944
Queensland Government Gazette 1939, Vol CLII, No 5, p 45
Queensland Government Gazette 1948, Vol CLXXI, No 211, pp 3020-3021

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Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Abolishing N/A
Administered Local Authorities Act 1902
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Under the Local Authorities Act of 1902, Divisional Boards became Shire Councils, and Tambourine Division became Tambourine Shire on 31 Mar 1903. Tambourine Shire changed its name to Tamborine Shire on 14 Jan 1939.

The functions and powers of Shire Councils under the consolidated and amended Local Authorities Act 1902 included construction and maintenance of roads and streets, bridges, wharves and jetties and other public works, control of traffic, use of land and buildings for the provision of public services and amenities including fire stations, parks, libraries and other recreational, educational and civic facilities, pounds, cemeteries, dams, reservoirs and water supply infrastructure, gas and electricity works, street lighting, rubbish dumps, sewerage farms and disposal works. The Local Authorities Acts Amendment Act 1923 provided increased powers to Councils in respect to roads, buildings and subdivisions which resulted in greater control of urban planning.

Councils were empowered to create by-laws with respect to all matters within their jurisdiction, but all such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.
Shire Councils were also responsible for administering the Loan Fund and for carrying out valuations on properties for the purpose of collecting rates. Under the Valuation of Land Act 1944 the Valuer-General became the sole valuation authority.

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 - 9 Dec 1948

Tamborine Shire Council was abolished and included in the Shire of Beaudesert in accordance with an Order in Council dated 9 December 1948. The ruling did not take effect until the conclusion of the next local government election held at the end of May 1949.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1878, Tamborine Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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