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Agency ID288
TitleAdavale Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 17/7/1930
Date NotesN/A

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

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Series IDTitleFromTo
10739Valuation Registers 31/3/1903 31/12/1914
10737Remittance Book 31/3/1903 2/6/1921
10735Rate Books 31/3/1903 31/12/1923
10740Rate Cash Books 31/3/1903 24/10/1929
15264Contract Ledger 31/3/1903 17/7/1930
15274Ledgers 31/3/1903 17/7/1930
15266Letterbooks 31/3/1903 17/7/1930
10734Minute Books 31/3/1903 15/10/1930
10736Valuation and Rate Books 1/1/1908 17/7/1930
10732Miscellaneous Correspondence 1/1/1920 17/7/1930
10738Dingo Scalp Register 21/2/1923 24/12/1924
10733General Cash Book 10/10/1924 17/7/1930
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 17/7/1930
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
287Adavale Divisional Board
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
2448Quilpie Shire 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 Government Act 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 17 Jul 1930, Vol CXXXV, p. 191
Queensland Government Gazette 13 Dec 1941, Vol CLVII, No 157, p1998
Queensland Government Gazette 7 Dec 1989, Vol CCXCII, No 117, p 2479
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Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Abolishing Local Authorities Acts, 1902-1929
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The Local Authorities Act 1902 abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, Adavale Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Adavale Shire Council.

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

The Shire Council included a chairman 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 including a Shire Clerk 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.

Adavale Shire was abolished 17 Jul 1930 and became part of Quilpie Shire and Barcoo Shire.

Home Secretary 31 Mar 1903 - 17 Jul 1930

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID288, Adavale Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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