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Agency ID903
TitleGooburrum Divisional Board
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 30/1/1886
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

Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
107Colonial Secretary's Office 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
123Home Secretary's Office 29/7/1896 31/3/1903
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
904Gooburrum Shire Council
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Information Sources

Divisional Boards Act of 1879
Divisional Boards Act of 1887
Queensland Government Gazette 30 Jan 1886, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 16, p. 389
Queensland Government Gazette, 1896, Vol. LXVI, p. 345
Queensland Government Gazette, 1896, Vol. LXVI, p. 400
Local Authorities Act of 1902
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Legislation

Establishing Local Government Act 1878
Abolishing Local Authorities Act of 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. Gooburrum Divisional Board was formed from part of Kolan Division on 30 Oct 1886.

FUNCTIONS:
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, 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.

ABOLITION:
The Local Authorities Act 1902 abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, Gooburrum Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Gooburrum Shire Council on 31 Mar 1903.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID903, Gooburrum Divisional Board
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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