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Agency ID555
TitleCardwell Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 15/3/2008
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
17782Record of Goods - Cardwell Jetty [microfilm] 17/11/1892 3/11/1910
508Valuation Registers [microfilm] 31/3/1903 31/12/1918
427Rate [loan] Books [microfilm] 31/3/1903 31/12/1927
509Mortgage Registers [microfilm] 31/3/1903 31/12/1928
17779Minute Books [microfilm] 31/3/1903 19/6/1954
510Rate Cash Books [microfilm] 1/1/1918 31/12/1924
17786Contract Ledger [microfilm] 8/7/1926 30/5/1969
17783Minute Books - Special Committees [microfilm] 11/5/1927 16/4/1948
17787Debenture Register [microfilm] 7/8/1928 31/12/1966
17784Cemetery Register - Tully Cemetery [microfilm] 9/1/1929 20/8/1932
507Burial Registers 8/3/1929 2/8/1930
17785Account Books [microfilm] 15/6/1944 20/6/1958
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 5/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 10/12/1941
231Local Government Department I 10/12/1941 7/12/1989
248Housing and Local Government Department 7/12/1989 24/9/1992
249Department of Housing, Local Government and Planning 24/9/1992 26/2/1996
10727Department of Local Government, Sport and Recreation 26/2/2004 15/3/2008
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Publication Notes
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1941, Vol CLVII, No 157, p. 1998
Queensland Government Gazette1989, Vol CCXCII, No 117, p. 2479
Local Government Reform Implementation Act 2007
Local Government (Areas) Regulation 2008, Schedule 1
Queensland Subordinate Legislation 2008, nos. 23-26
"What's happened to my Council", Report of the Local Government Reform Commission 2008, vol. 1, pp. 14 - 26
Local Government, Sport and Recreation Department, "Implementation Regulation", viewed 28 Feb 2008,
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Local Authorities Act 1902
Local Government Act 1936
Local Government Act 1993
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Under the "Local Authorities Act 1902" the Cardwell Divisional Board became the Cardwell Shire Council.

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.

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.

On 15 March 2008, Cardwell Shire amalgamated with the Johnstone Shire to form the Cassowary Region.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID555, Cardwell Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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