Agency Details

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Agency ID817
TitleDegilbo Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 3/6/1905
End Date 12/7/1941
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
10227Poundkeeper's Book - Shires of Burrum / Degilbo / Biggenden 3/6/1905 12/7/1941
10228Rate Cash Books 7/8/1905 31/12/1931
10224Letterbooks 23/3/1906 1/10/1913
10232General Cash Books 1/1/1912 17/8/1923
10233General Account Books 1/1/1912 31/12/1929
10239Register of Cemetery Plots [Degilbo Shire] 1/4/1912 7/11/1917
10238Burial Register 2/4/1912 26/8/1917
10237Valuation Register and Rate Book 1/1/1914 31/12/1916
10225Minute Book 14/9/1914 13/10/1919
10229Sanitary Rate Book 18/8/1916 8/6/1928
10234Works Cash Book 1/1/1920 31/12/1927
10235Correspondence Register 1/1/1923 31/12/1923
10240Roll of Workers 16/3/1923 19/10/1928
10231Works Ledger 1/1/1924 22/4/1927
10226Minute Book 18/8/1924 21/8/1933
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 3/6/1905 5/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 12/7/1941
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
548Burrum Shire Council I
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
331Biggenden 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

Local Authorities Act of 1902
Local Government Act of 1936
Queensland Government Gazette 3 Jun 1905, Vol. LXXXIV, No. 128, p 1640
Queensland Government Gazette 12 Jul 1941, Vol. CLVII, No. 12, p 72
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Establishing Local Authorities Act of 1902
Order in Council 1 Jun 1905
Abolishing Local Government Act 1936-1940
Order in Council 10 Jul 1941
Administered Local Authorities Act of 1902
Local Government Act of 1936
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The "Local Authorities Act 1902" abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Degilbo Shire was established on 3 Jun 1905 from part of Burrum Shire. On 12 Jul 1941 the name changed to Biggenden Shire.

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.


Home Secretary 3 Jun 1905 - 5 Dec 1935
Secretary for Health and Home Affairs 5 Dec 1935 - 12 Jul 1941

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID817, Degilbo Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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