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Agency ID956
TitleHoward Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 17/2/1917
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
7585Rate Letterbooks N/A N/A
7581Letterbooks 31/3/1903 10/4/1916
21241Applications for Graves - Polson, Howard and Nikenbah Cemeteries 28/3/1905 17/2/1917
21240Burial Registers - Polson, Howard and Nikenbah Cemeteries 28/3/1905 17/2/1917
7586Minute Book 13/1/1913 17/2/1917
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 17/2/1917
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Previous Agencies

Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
11876Burrum Shire Council II
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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 of 1902
Queensland Government Gazette, 30 Jul 1904, Vol. LXXXIII, No.30, p.233
Queensland Government Gazette, 17 Feb 1917, Vol. CVIII, No. 75, p. 673
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Legislation

Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Abolishing Local Authorities Acts 1902-1913; Order in Council 15 Feb 1917
Administered Local Authorities Act of 1902
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
The Local Authorities Act 1902 abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, the Howard Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Howard Shire Council.

FUNCTIONS:
Under the Local Authorities Act 1902, the primary function of Shire Councils was to provide such public services and amenities as roads, bridges, parks and reserves, cemeteries, libraries and recreational facilities, water and sanitation services, 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 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 including a Shire Clerk 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 17 February 1917, Howard Shire was abolished and incorporated into Burrum and Woocoo Shires.

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Home Secretary, 31 March 1903 - 17 February 1917
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID956, Howard Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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