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Agency ID361
TitleBundamba Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 13/10/1916
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

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

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
6191Valuation Registers 31/3/1903 31/12/1916
6173Minute Books 31/3/1903 9/3/1917
9836Letterbooks 31/3/1903 14/3/1917
6153Rate Books 31/3/1903 31/12/1917
17118Sanitary Rate Book 1/4/1906 30/4/1909
18777Sanitary Rate Cash Book 9/4/1906 19/11/1910
3877Correspondence 1/1/1908 1/1/1916
6192Rate Cash Books 1/12/1908 30/4/1917
3886Contract Registers 9/5/1911 26/2/1917
18212Correspondence 30/12/1916 8/4/1918
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 13/10/1916
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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1884Three Mile Creek Bridge Joint Care Committee 29/4/1911 11/10/1913
353Bremer Bridge Repairs Joint Committee 19/5/1914 11/1/1916
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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
360Bundamba Divisional Board
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Subsequent Agencies


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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes

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Remarks


Information Sources

Local Government Act 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 1916, Vol CVII, No 40, p1093
Queensland Government Gazette 1917, Vol CIX No 44, p443
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Legislation

Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Abolishing Local Authorities Acts 1902-1913
Order in Council 13 Oct 1916
Administered Local Authorities Act 1902
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Description

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

FUNCTIONS:
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. All such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
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.

ABOLITION:
Bundanba Shire was abolished on 13 Oct 1916 to form part of Ipswich Shire and Ipswich City.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID361, Bundamba Shire Council
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