Agency Details

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Agency ID292
TitleAllora Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 23/1/1915
End Date 1/7/1994
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
9527Rate Books - Allora 1/1/1915 30/6/1994
9500Sanitary Rate Book 23/1/1915 31/12/1916
21262Burial register - Allora General Cemetery 23/1/1915 1/7/1994
21221Meeting Minutes and Agendas - Allora Shire Council 23/1/1915 1/7/1994
9524Postage Books 1/1/1916 29/2/1948
9499Valuation Registers 1/1/1916 31/12/1955
17101Valuation and Rate Books [Allora] 1/1/1926 31/12/1955
9525Wages Books 1/1/1939 31/12/1941
17100Combined Revenue and General Receipt Book 1/3/1941 31/3/1945
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 23/1/1915 5/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 10/12/1941
231Local Government Department I 10/12/1941 7/12/1989
248Housing and Local Government Department 7/12/1989 24/9/1992
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
293Allora Town Council
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
6067Warwick 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 of 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 13 Dec 1941, Vol CLVII, No 157, p1998
Queensland Government Gazette 7 Dec 1989, Vol CCXCII, No 117, p 2479
Queensland Government Gazette 15 Jul 1994, Vol CCCVI, No. 81, p 1281
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing Local Government (Allora, Glengallan, Rosenthal and Warwick) Regulation 1994
Local Government (Shire of Warwick) Changeover Day Notice (no. 1) 1994
Administered Local Government Act of 1902
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The Local Authorities Act 1902 abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, Allora Shire was formed from parts of Allora Town and Clifton Shire on 23 Jan 1915. Allora Shire Council was abolished 1 Jan 1994 to create new Warwick Shire Council.

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.

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.


Home Secretary 23 Jan 1915 - 5 Dec 1935
Secretary for Health and Home Affairs 5 Dec 1935 - 23 Dec 1941
Secretary for Public Works 23 Dec 1941 - 15 May 1947
Secretary for Public Works, Housing and Local Government 15 May 1947 - 1 May 1952
Treasurer 1 May 1952 - 12 Aug 1957
Minister for Public Works and Local Government 12 Aug 1957 - 26 Sep 1963
Minister for Local Government and Conservation 26 Sep 1963 - 29 May 1969
Minister for Local Government and Marine Activities 29 May 1969 - 4 Sep 1969
Minister for Local Government and Electricity 4 Sep 1969 - 23 Dec 1974
Minister for Local Government and Main Roads 23 Dec 1974 - 29 Jul 1980
Minister for Local Government, Main Roads and Police 29 Jul 1980 - 6 Dec 1982
Minister for Local Government, Main Roads and Racing 6 Dec 1982 - 9 Dec 1987
Minister for Local Government and Racing 9 Dec 1987 - 25 Sep 1989
Minister for Local Government 25 Sep 1989 - 7 Dec 1989
Minister for Housing and Local Government 7 Dec 1989 -
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID292, Allora Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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