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Agency ID295
TitleAntigua Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 15/2/1917
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
7596Rate Books 31/3/1903 31/12/1908
7595Valuation Registers 31/3/1903 31/12/1908
7597Rate Cash Books 31/3/1903 15/2/1917
7565Letterbooks 31/3/1903 14/4/1917
7566Minute Books 2/6/1904 12/4/1917
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 15/2/1917
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
294Antigua Divisional Board
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
548Burrum 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

Local Authorities Act of 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 16 Feb 1917 Vol. CVIII, no. 70, p 635
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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing Local Authorities Acts 1902-1913
Order in Council 15 Feb 1917
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, Antigua Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Antigua Shire Council on 31 Mar 1903. Antigua Shire Council was abolished on 15 Feb 1917 to become parts of Burrum and Woocoo Shires.

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.

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.


PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Home Secretary 31 Mar 1903 - 15 Feb 1917


NOTE:

Antigua Shire Council was abolished on 15 Feb 1917 to become parts of Burrum and Woocoo Shires.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID295, Antigua Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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