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Agency Details

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Agency ID287
TitleAdavale Divisional Board
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 5/2/1889
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
10735Rate Books 1/1/1889 31/3/1903
10734Minute Books 25/5/1889 31/3/1903
15264Contract Ledger 22/11/1889 31/3/1903
10739Valuation Registers 1/1/1895 31/3/1903
10737Remittance Book 3/2/1897 31/3/1903
15274Ledgers 31/10/1899 31/3/1903
15266Letterbooks 6/1/1901 31/3/1903
10740Rate Cash Books 23/1/1903 31/3/1903
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
236Mines and Works Department 9/2/1889 4/1/1890
2723Public Works Department II 4/1/1890 1/7/1891
107Colonial Secretary's Office 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
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
288Adavale 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 1889, vol. XLVI, no. 33, p. 469
Local Authorities Act 1902
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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Administered 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. The Adavale Divisional Board was established on 5 Feb 1889. It became Adavale Shire Council on 31 Mar 1903.

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 (such as immunisations), 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.

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Secretary for Mines and Works 9 Feb 1889 - 4 Jan 1890
Secretary for Railways and Public Works 4 Jan 1890 - 12 Aug 1890
Secretary for Public Works 12 Aug 1890 - 9 Jul 1891
Colonial Secretary c. Jul 1891 - 6 Aug 1896
Home Secretary 6 Aug 1896 - 31 Mar 1903
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID287, Adavale Divisional Board
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