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Agency ID296
TitleAramac Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 15/3/2008
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
20109Town Plans and Surveys of Aramac, Muttaburra and Scarrbury 31/1/1903 31/12/1992
20108Valuation and Rates Registers - Water Supply 31/3/1903 31/12/1915
20115Letterbooks of Correspondence Outwards 31/3/1903 22/6/1916
20110Contracts Register 31/3/1903 31/12/1941
20106Valuation and Rate Registers 31/3/1903 30/6/2002
1800Aramac Tramways Records 1/1/1906 31/12/1965
10254Letterbook of Aramac Tramway Construction Overseer 16/11/1912 1/9/1913
20127Aramac Tramway General Cash Books 3/12/1912 30/6/1941
20120Aramac Tramway General Ledger Accounts Book 1/1/1913 31/12/1918
20122Aramac Tramway Creditors' Voucher Registers 1/10/1937 30/6/1950
20117Aramac Tramway Undertakings Cash Books 7/7/1941 30/6/1950
20123Aramac Tramway Receipt Book 11/2/1946 25/3/1947
20116Registers of Correspondence Outwards 1/11/1949 7/4/1960
20128Aramac Tramway Undertakings Receipt Ledgers 12/12/1951 11/5/1957
20132Aramac Tramway Receipts and Levies Registers 1/1/1957 30/8/1975
20112Register of Building Applications 10/7/1957 3/8/1992
20131Aramac Tramway Debtors' Ledger 1/1/1972 31/12/1975
20129Aramac Tramway Debit Ledger 1/1/1975 31/12/1975
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 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
249Department of Housing, Local Government and Planning 24/9/1992 26/2/1996
10727Department of Local Government, Sport and Recreation 26/4/2004 15/3/2008
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
11548Aramac Divisional Board
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
11031Barcaldine Regional 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, No117, p2479
Local Government (Areas) Regulation 2008, Schedule 1
Queensland Subordinate Legislation 2008, nos. 23-26
"What's happened to my Council", Report of the Local Government Reform Commission 2008, vol. 1, pp. 14 - 26
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Local Authorities Act 1902
Local Government Act 1936
Local Government Act 1993
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The "Local Authorities Act 1902" abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, Aramac Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Aramac Shire Council on 31 Mar 1903.

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.

On 15 March 2008, Aramac Shire amalgamated with Barcaldine and Jericho Shires to form the Barcaldine Region.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID296, Aramac Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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