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Agency ID318
TitleBarron Divisional Board
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 20/12/1890
End Date 31/3/1903
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Created under the Divisional Boards Acts to provide local administration and public services in areas outside municipalities.

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
4669Rates Cash Books 16/12/1898 31/3/1903
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
2723Public Works Department II 20/12/1890 1/7/1891
107Colonial Secretary's Office 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
123Home Secretary's Office 29/7/1896 31/3/1903
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
319Barron Shire Council
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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes

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Remarks


Information Sources

Divisional Boards Act of 1887
Queensland Government Gazette 20 Dec 1890, Vol. LL, No. 129, p 1403
Local Authorities Act of 1902
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Legislation

Establishing Divisional Boards Act of 1887
Abolishing Local Authorities Act of 1902
Administered Divisional Boards Act of 1887
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Description

ESTABLISHMENT:
The Divisional Boards Act of 1879 provided for local government for any part of the Colony not included in a municipality and proclaimed a Division by the Governor. The first Divisional Boards were proclaimed on 11 Nov 1879. The Barron Divisional Board was established on 20 Dec 1890, under the Divisional Boards Act of 1887.

FUNCTIONS:
The primary function of Divisional Boards 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, licences and registrations for businesses, markets and animals, town planning, and the control of noxious weeds and other pests.

Boards were also responsible for administering the Local Fund and for valuing properties within the Division for the purpose of determining and collecting rates. Boards could pass by-laws regarding all matters within its jurisdiction. All such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

Divisional Boards submitted an annual Statement of Revenue and Expenditure to the Minister. By-laws created by Boards required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
The Division was governed by a rate-payer elected Board comprising a chairman and a number of members. Special or general purpose committees were appointed and the Board employed its own officers to administer its business, headed by a Clerk. Divisional Boards submitted an annual Statement of Revenue and Expenditure to the Minister.

ABOLITION:
The Barron Divisional Board became Barron Shire Council on 31 Mar 1903, after the Local Authorities Act of 1902 was proclaimed.

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Secretary for Public Works 20 Dec 1890 - c. Jul 1891
Colonial Secretary c. Jul 1891 - 6 Aug 1896
Home Secretary 6 Aug 1896 - 31 Mar 1903
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID318, Barron Divisional Board
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