Agency Details

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Agency ID549
TitleCaboolture 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
10850Register of Selections 1/1/1880 31/12/1890
10847Ledgers 1/1/1880 31/3/1903
769Minutes (Caboolture) 11/2/1880 30/3/1903
10849General Letterbooks 1/9/1880 31/3/1903
7796Rate Cash Books 9/11/1880 31/3/1903
10843Valuation Registers [Caboolture Divisional Board] 1/1/1881 31/12/1897
10846Rate Books and Cards 1/1/1881 31/3/1903
10848Register of Special Rates Received 1/12/1881 2/7/1888
7804General Cash Books 5/12/1881 1/8/1888
7801General Ledger 1/1/1886 31/3/1903
20732Cemetery Registers - Caboolture King Street Cemetery 22/1/1886 31/3/1903
468Rate Books 1/1/1887 16/1/1888
9501Contract Ledger 31/5/1894 31/3/1903
17146Valuation Register 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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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 11 Nov 1879, Vol. XXV, No. 75, p 994
Divisional Boards Act of 1887
Queensland Government Gazette 1896, Vol LXVI, p345
Queensland Government Gazette 1896, VOL LXVI, p400
Caboolture Divisional Board
The Queensland Statutes Vol.X 1903-1906
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Establishing Divisional Boards Act of 1879
Abolishing Local Authorities Act of 1903
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. The Caboolture Divisional Board was established on that date, and later became a 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 (such as immunisations), 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

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

Queensland State Archives Agency ID549, Caboolture Divisional Board
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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