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Agency Details

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Agency ID813
TitleDaintree Divisional Board
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 11/11/1879
End Date 31/3/1903
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Created under the Divisional Boards Acts to provide local administration and public services in areas outside municipalities.

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
17741Rate Book [microfilm] 1/1/1880 31/12/1887
17742Valuation Registers [microfilm] 21/5/1880 7/5/1887
17751Minutes of the Finance Committee [microfilm] 7/8/1880 9/6/1888
17743Letterbook [microfilm] 1/1/1892 31/3/1903
17739Minute Book [microfilm] 14/2/1899 31/3/1903
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
8481Public Works Department I 1/1/1881 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 6/8/1896
123Home Secretary's Office 6/8/1896 31/3/1903
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
814Daintree Shire Council
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Related Agencies

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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes

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Remarks


Information Sources

Divisional Boards Act 1879
Divisional Boards Act 1887
Queensland Government Gazette 11 Nov 1879, Vol.XXV, No.75, p.1008
Local Authorities Act 1902
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Legislation

Establishing Divisional Boards Act 1879
Abolishing Local Authorities Act 1902
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Description

ESTABLISHMENT:
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 Daintree Divisional Board was established on that date.

FUNCTIONS:
The primary function of the Divisional Board was to provide such public services and amenities as roads, bridges, water, sanitation and drainage, public health services, parks and reserves, cemeteries, etc. The Divisional Board also had powers in relation to the construction of buildings, fire prevention, public nuisances, places of amusement, public carriers, slaughter houses, markets, animals, traffic, etc.

The Board was responsible for administering the Local Fund, and, for valuing properties within the Division for the purpose of determining and collecting rates, which together with endowments and loans, formed its revenue base. The general powers of the Board were exercised through by-laws approved by Governor-in-Council.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
The Division was governed by a rate-payer elected Board comprising a chairman and a number of members. Special or general purpose committees were appointed and the Board employed its own officers to administer its business, headed by a Clerk. Divisional Boards submitted an annual Statement of Revenue and Expenditure to the Minister.

ABOLITION:
The Local Authorities Act 1902 abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, on 31 Mar 1903, the Daintree Divisional Board became the Daintree Shire Council.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID813, Daintree Divisional Board
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