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Agency Details

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Agency ID556
TitleCarpentaria Divisional Board
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 13/1/1883
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
10858Rate Books 1/1/1883 31/3/1903
10859Valuation Registers 1/1/1883 31/3/1903
10854Attendance Book 16/4/1883 31/12/1886
10856Minute Books 16/4/1883 31/3/1903
10857Letterbooks 5/9/1883 31/3/1903
10855Rate Cash Book 28/1/1888 31/3/1903
10853Committee Minute Book 27/5/1890 31/3/1903
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
8481Public Works Department I 13/1/1883 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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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
557Carpentaria Shire Council
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Related Agencies

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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes

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Information Sources

Divisional Boards Act of 1879 (43 VIC No 17)
Queensland Government Gazette 13 Jan 1883, Vol. XXXII, No. 8, p 98
Divisional Boards Act of 1887 (51 VIC No 7)
Queensland Government Gazette 1896, Vol LXVI, P. 345
Queensland Government Gazette 1896, Vol LXVI, P. 400
Local Authorities Act of 1902 (2 EDW VII No 19)
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Establishing Local Government Act 1878
Abolishing Local Authorities Act of 1902
Administered 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 Carpentaria Divisional Board was established on 13 Jan 1883 from part of Doonmunya Division.
It became Carpentaria Shire 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 13 Jan 1883 - 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

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID556, Carpentaria Divisional Board
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