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Agency ID1925
TitleWalloon Divisional Board
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 11/11/1879
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
3805Accounts Ledger 25/3/1880 31/12/1887
3804Contract Ledger 2/5/1898 31/3/1903
3824Valuation Registers 20/8/1900 31/12/1902
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
8481Public Works Department I 11/11/1879 12/12/1887
236Mines and Works Department 12/12/1887 4/1/1890
107Colonial Secretary's Office 9/7/1891 28/7/1896
123Home Secretary's Office 29/7/1896 31/3/1903
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Remarks


Information Sources

Divisional Boards Act 1879
Queensland Government Gazette 11 Nov 1879, Vol. XXV, No. 75
Divisional Boards Act 1887
Executive Minute 9 Jul 1891
Queensland Government Gazette 1896, Vol. LXVI, p.345 and p.400
Local Authorities Act 1902
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Legislation

Establishing Divisional Boards Act, 1879
Abolishing Local Authorities Act, 1902
Administered Divisional Boards Act, 1879
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. Walloon Divisional Board was established on this date.

FUNCTIONS:
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, 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.

ABOLITION:
The Local Authorities Act 1902 abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, Walloon Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Walloon Shire Council on 31 March 1903.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1925, Walloon Divisional Board
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