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Agency Details

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Agency ID1950
TitleWoongarra Divisional Board
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/10/1885
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
6069Minute Books 29/12/1885 31/3/1903
6070Letterbooks - Outwards correspondence 31/12/1885 31/3/1903
6083Valuation Registers 1/1/1886 31/3/1903
6071General Cash Books 2/2/1886 31/3/1903
6068Account Ledgers 4/3/1886 31/3/1903
6085Rate Books 6/4/1886 31/1/1898
6086Rate Cash Books 8/4/1886 31/3/1903
6084Valuation and Rate Books 1/1/1899 31/3/1903
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
8481Public Works Department I 31/10/1885 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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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1951Woongarra Shire Council
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Related Agencies

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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes

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Remarks


Information Sources

Divisional Boards Act 1879
Queensland Government Gazette 31 Oct 1885, Vol. XXXVII, No. 78, p. 1507
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 Local Government Act 1878
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. Woongarra Divisional Board was formed from part of Barolin Division on 31 Oct 1885.

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, Woongarra Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Woongarra Shire Council on 31 Mar 1903.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1950, Woongarra Divisional Board
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