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Agency ID351
TitleBrassall Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 3/3/1917
Date NotesN/A

Created under the Local Government/Authorities Acts to provide local administration and public services outside of major urban areas

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Series IDTitleFromTo
3818Contract Ledger 7/1/1893 6/10/1920
9837Letterbooks 31/3/1903 23/1/1913
6100Valuation Registers 31/3/1903 31/12/1915
6105Minute Books 31/3/1903 3/3/1917
6101Rate Books 31/3/1903 19/3/1917
3817Journal of Accounts 1/1/1907 31/12/1909
3814General Cash Books 2/1/1912 1/8/1917
6102Account Ledgers 31/1/1914 12/3/1917
3894Valuation Notices Sent 8/9/1915 31/12/1915
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Controlling Agencies

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

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1884Three Mile Creek Bridge Joint Care Committee 29/4/1911 11/10/1913
2246Harlin Road Brassall Bridge Committee 21/4/1915 13/10/1916
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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
350Brassall Divisional Board
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Publication Notes
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Information Sources

Local Authorities Act of 1902 (2 EDW VII No 19)
Queensland Government Gazette 1916, Vol. CVII, No. 140, p. 1093
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Establishing Local Authorities Act of 1902 (2 EDW VII No 19)
Abolishing Queensland Government Gazette 1916, Vol. CVII, No. 140, p. 1093
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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.

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; however all such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

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.

Brassall Shire was abolished per gazettal notice on 13 Oct 1916 to form part of Ipswich Shire and Ipswich City Council. The Brassall Shire Council members continued in office until the completion of their term. The last Council meeting was held on 3 March 1917.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID351, Brassall Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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