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Agency Details

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Agency ID316
TitleBarolin Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 21/12/1917
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
6061Valuation Registers 1/1/1880 31/12/1898
6063Rate Cash Books 23/11/1880 31/3/1903
6057Letterbooks 31/3/1903 6/3/1906
6056Minute Books 31/3/1903 1/12/1917
6059General Cash Books 31/3/1903 29/12/1917
6054Account Ledgers 31/3/1903 31/12/1917
6062Valuation and Rate Books 31/3/1903 31/12/1917
6066Rate Cash Books and Voters' Rolls 1/1/1907 31/12/1914
6087Register of Properties 1/1/1914 31/12/1914
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 21/12/1917
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
317Barolin Divisional Board
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Subsequent Agencies


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 1917, Vol CIX, No 255, p 2029
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Legislation

Establishing Local Authorities Act of 1902
Abolishing N/A
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, Barolin Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Barolin Shire Council on 31 Mar 1903. It was abolished on 21 Dec 1917 to become part of Bundaberg City and Woongarra Shire Councils.

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.

ABOLITION:
Barolin Shire was abolished on 21 Dec 1917 to become part of the City of Bundaberg and Woongarra Shire.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID316, Barolin Shire Council
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