Agency Details

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Agency ID350
TitleBrassall Divisional Board
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 11/11/1879
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
3814General Cash Books 8/4/1880 31/12/1895
6104Rate Cash Book 4/1/1888 27/10/1894
6100Valuation Registers 1/1/1891 31/3/1903
6105Minute Books 11/7/1891 31/3/1903
6101Rate Books 1/1/1892 31/3/1903
3860Subdivisional Account 1/1/1900 3/9/1910
9837Letterbooks 9/7/1901 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
351Brassall Shire Council
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Publication Notes
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Remarks

Information Sources

Divisional Boards Act of 1879 (43 Vic. no. 17)
Divisional Boards Act of 1887 (51 Vic. no. 7)
Queensland Government Gazette 11 Nov 1879, Vol XXV, No. 75
Queensland Government Gazette 1896, Vol LXVI, pp 345, 400
Local Authorities Act of 1902 (2 Edw. VII no.19)

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Legislation

Establishing Divisional Boards Act of 1879 (43 Vic. no. 17)
Abolishing Local Authorities Act of 1902 (2 Edw. VII no.19)
Administered N/A
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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 including Brassall Divisional Board.

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 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:
The Local Authorities Act 1902 abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, Brassall Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Brassall Shire Council on 31 Mar 1903.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID350, Brassall Divisional Board
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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