Agency Details

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Agency ID2507
TitleWarwick Town Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 2/4/1936
Date NotesN/A

Created under the Local Government/Authorities Acts to provide local administration and public services in urban areas.

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Series IDTitleFromTo
16398Letterbooks of Press Copies of Outward Correspondence 31/3/1903 9/10/1923
17109Rate Books 31/3/1903 2/4/1936
16397Correspondence (Inward, and Some Outward) 1/1/1910 2/4/1936
16402Correspondence (Outward, and Some Inward) 1/1/1910 2/4/1936
21144Minute Books – Warwick Town Council/Warwick City Council 13/4/1911 1/4/1936
17113Water Rate Books 1/1/1912 31/12/1928
17116Sewerage and Cleansing Charges Books 1/1/1912 2/4/1936
16389Miscellaneous Correspondence 1/1/1921 2/4/1936
16394Newspaper Clippings 8/7/1927 2/4/1936
16390Correspondence 12/7/1929 6/2/1935
16399Correspondence (Inward and Outward) 1/1/1935 2/4/1936
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 6/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 6/12/1935 2/4/1936
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
2505Warwick Municipal Council
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
10419Warwick City 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
Queensland Government Gazette1936, Vol. CXLVI, No. 93, p. 1319
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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" all Municipal Councils became Town Councils; Warwick Municipal Council became Warwick Town Council on 31 March 1903.

The functions and powers of the Council under the "Local Authorites 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 Council was also constituted the Bowen Water Authority in 1909.

The Council was empowered to create by-laws with respect to all matters within its jurisdiction, but all such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

Town Councils were also responsible for administering the Town Fund and for carrying out valuations on properties for the purpose of collecting rates.

The Town Council included a mayor, a town clerk and a number of other members. In addition, the Council appointed its own officers who were paid from the Local Fund. From time to time, the Council appointed committees for special or general purposes.

The Town of Warwick was declared a City from 2 Apr 1936 and the Warwick Town Council became the Warwick City Council.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID2507, Warwick Town Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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