Access keys | Skip to primary navigation | Skip to secondary navigation | Skip to content | Skip to footer |
This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device. For more information about web standards and obtaining a compliant browser Click here.

Agency Details

Click on the series title to view series details.
Agency ID346
TitleBooroodabin Divisional Board
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 11/11/1879
End Date 13/1/1903
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

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

Go to Description...


Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
18897Booroodabin Divisional Board Documents 1/1/1883 10/2/1902
6157Notices of Meetings and Motions 28/5/1888 10/10/1891
6179Committee Reports 28/6/1888 5/10/1891
4247Minute Book 8/1/1891 8/6/1898
  Back to Top

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 23/7/1891
107Colonial Secretary's Office 23/7/1891 29/7/1896
123Home Secretary's Office 29/7/1896 13/1/1903
  Back to Top

Controlled Agencies

Details of controlled agencies do not exist or are unavailable.
  Back to Top

Previous Agencies

Details of previous agencies do not exist or are unavailable.
  Back to Top

Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
10315Brisbane Municipal Council
  Back to Top

Related Agencies

Agency IDTitleRelationship
10837Bowen Bridge BoardConstituent of Bowen Bridge Board
  Back to Top

Finding Aids

This agency has no finding aids.
  Back to Top

Publication Notes

This agency has no publication notes.
  Back to Top

Remarks


Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 11 Nov 1879, Vol. XXV, No. 75, p 993
Divisional Boards Act of 1887
Queensland Government Gazette 1896, Vol LXVI, pp 345, 400
Local Authorities Act of 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 10 Jan 1903, Vol. LXXX, No. 7, p 81
Back to Top

Legislation

Establishing Divisional Boards Act of 1879
Abolishing City of Brisbane Enlargement Act of 1902
Administered N/A
Back to Top

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 Booroodabin Divisional Board was established on that date.

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.

ABOLITION:
Booroodabin Divisional Board was included in the Municipality of Brisbane on 13 Jan 1903.

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
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 - [by] 23 Jul 1891
Colonial Secretary [by] 23 Jul 1891 - 6 Aug 1896
Home Secretary 6 Aug 1896 - 13 Jan 1903
Back to Top

Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID346, Booroodabin Divisional Board
Back to Top