Agency Details

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Agency ID1984
TitleTarampa Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 3/9/1938
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

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

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
3981Rate Books 31/3/1903 3/9/1938
5659Letterbooks 26/10/1909 23/2/1928
5661Valuation and Rate Books 1/1/1922 3/9/1938
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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 3/9/1938
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1880Tarampa Divisional Board
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
889Gatton 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

Queensland Government Gazette 3 Sep 1938, Vol. CLI, No. 56, p 794
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Legislation

Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902
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Administered N/A
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
The Local Authorities Act 1902 abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Thus, existing divisional boards were constituted as shire councils. Under this Act, on 31 Mar 1903, the Tarampa Shire Council was created assuming the powers and functions of the defunct Tarampa Divisional Board.

FUNCTIONS:
Under the Local Authorities Act 1902, the primary function of Shire Councils was to provide such public services and amenities as roads, bridges, water, sanitation and drainage, public health services, parks and reserves, cemeteries, libraries and recreational facilities, street lighting, etc.

Council also had powers in relation to the construction of buildings, fire prevention, public nuisances, places of amusement, public carriers, slaughter houses, markets, animals and traffic. Increased powers were given to Council by subsequent local government legislation, for example, in the areas of public health, building regulation, town planning and the environment, public utilities and business undertakings.

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, which together with endowments and loans formed its revenue base. The general powers of Council were exercised through the passing of by-laws approved by Governor-in-Council.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
The Shire was governed by a rate-payer elected council comprising a chairman and councillors. Special or general purpose committees were appointed reporting to Council. Council appointed its own officers to administer its business, headed by a Shire Clerk.

ABLLITION:
The Tarampa Shire Council ceased to exist on 3 Sep 1938 when its name was changed to Gatton Shire Council.




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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1984, Tarampa Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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