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Agency ID244
TitleKedron Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 1/10/1925
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
3661Minute Books 6/3/1906 5/7/1921
3655Valuation and Rate Books 1/1/1913 1/10/1925
3666General Ledger 1/1/1925 30/9/1925
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 1/10/1925
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
246Kedron Divisional Board
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
247Brisbane City Council II
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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

Local Authorities Act 1902
City of Brisbane Act 1924
Queensland Government Gazette, Vol. LXXXIV, No 10, 13 Jan 1905, p.96-97.
Queensland Government Gazette, Vol. LXXXIV, No 104, 6 May 1905, p.1480.
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Legislation

Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Abolishing City of Brisbane Act of 1924
Administered Local Authorities Act of 1902
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
The Local Authorities Act 1902 abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, Kedron Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Kedron Shire Council on 31 March 1903.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
The Shire Council included a chairman, town clerk and a number of other members. From time to time, the Council could appoint committees for special or general purposes. Council also appointed its own officers, who were paid from the Local Fund.

Each year the Minister appointed an independent auditor to review the financial statements of the Council. The Council submitted an annual Statement of Revenue and Expenditure to the Minister, which was published in the Government Gazette.

FUNCTIONS:
Under the Local Authorities Act 1902, the primary function of Shire Councils 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 (such as immunisations), licences and registrations for businesses, markets and animals, town planning, and the control of noxious weeds and other pests.

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.

The Council could pass by-laws regarding all matters within its jurisdiction. All such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council and were published in the Government Gazette.

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Home Secretary 31 Mar 1903 - 1 Oct 1925

ABOLITION:
The City of Brisbane Act abolished Kedron Shire Council on 1 October 1925. This Act merged the City of Brisbane with the City of South Brisbane, the Towns of Hamilton, Ithaca, Toowong, Windsor, Sandgate, and Wynnum, the Shires of Balmoral, Belmont, Coorparoo, Enoggera, Kedron, Moggill, Sherwood, Stephens, Taringa, and Toombul and parts of the Shires of Tingalpa and Yeerongpilly.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID244, Kedron Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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