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Agency Details

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Agency ID814
TitleDaintree Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 16/1/1919
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
17739Minute Book [microfilm] 1/4/1903 7/1/1919
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 16/1/1919
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
813Daintree Divisional Board
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
603Cook 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

Local Authorities Act 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 18 Jan 1919, Vol. CXII, No. 19, p 209
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Legislation

Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Abolishing Local Authorities Acts 1902-1917
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Description

ESTABLISHMENT:
The Local Authorities Act 1902 abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, Daintree Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Daintree Shire Council.

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:
On 16 Jan 1919 Daintree Shire and Hann Shire were united into one area under the name of Cook Shire.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID814, Daintree Shire Council
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