Agency Details

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Agency ID320
TitleBauhinia Divisional Board
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 11/11/1879
End Date 31/3/1903
Date NotesN/A

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

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Series IDTitleFromTo
10336Attendance Book 21/3/1880 31/3/1903
10337Minute Books 27/3/1880 31/3/1903
17151Register of Receipts and Payments 17/5/1880 1/2/1881
6050Accounts Ledgers 17/5/1880 18/12/1886
10339Valuation Registers 1/7/1880 1/4/1898
5921Rate Books 14/7/1880 31/3/1903
10338Committees' Minute Book 21/9/1880 31/3/1903
17152Ranger's Stock Book 10/6/1881 10/6/1883
17153Minute Book - Finance Committee 31/8/1898 31/3/1903
5945Valuation and Rate Books 1/1/1899 31/3/1903
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
8481Public Works Department (I) 11/11/1879 12/12/1887
236Mines and Works Department 12/12/1887 4/1/1890
2723Public Works Department II 4/1/1890 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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Previous Agencies

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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
321Bauhinia Shire Council
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Information Sources

Divisional Boards Act of 1879
Queensland Government Gazette 11 Nov 1879, Vol. XXV, no. 75, p 1005
Divisional Boards Act of 1887
Queensland Government Gazette 1890, Vol LXVI, p345, 400
Local Authorities Act of 1902
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Establishing Divisional Boards Act of 1879
Abolishing Local Authorities Act of 1902
Administered Divisional Boards Act of 1879
Divisional Boards Act of 1887
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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, and the Bauhinia Divisional Board was established on that date. Under the Local Authorities Act 1902, Bauhinia Divisional Board became Bauhinia Shire Council on 31 Mar 1903.


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.

Secretary for Public Works and Mines 11 Nov 1879 - 12 Dec 1887
Secretary for Mines and Works 12 Dec 1887 - 4 Jan 1890
Secretary for Railways and Public Works 4 Jan 1890 - 12 Aug 1890
Secretary for Public Works 12 Aug 1890 - 9 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 ID320, Bauhinia Divisional Board
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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