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Series ID18388
Previous System Location 
TitleGeneral Ledgers
Parent Series
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Start Date 22/7/1880
End Date 1/7/1957
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A

General Ledgers of the Goolman Divisional Board, Goolman Shire Council and Boonah Shire Council, recording the accounts kept by the local authority.

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Items Total Items: 17
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Departmental NumbersN/A
System of Arrangement An alphabetical index to account type can be found at the back of each volume.
How To Use Series Search by account, then chronologically.

Creating Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
11065Goolman Divisional Board 22/7/1880 31/3/1903
11066Goolman Shire Council 31/3/1903 16/10/1937
343Boonah Shire Council 16/10/1937 1/7/1957
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Access Category0 Years
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Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 11034
Scenic Rim Regional Council
Restriction DetailsN/A
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Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
18655General Cash BooksBoth series relate to all Council accounts and general cash books
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Copyright Status

Copyright State of Queensland
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Information Sources

Audit Office Queensland, Guide to Officers of Divisional Boards, 1879 (instructions attached to the front of each volume).
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This series records the total monthly (or six-monthly) receipts and expenditure for each type of account, for each Council Division. Separate records of accounts were kept for each type of service (eg. sanitary, cleansing, health, works, roads, etc.), sources of expenditure and income (eg. salaries, printing, rates) and for different types of funds (eg. bank accounts, loans funds, etc.). Information relating to monthly balances was transcribed from the general cash books and other separate cash books and entered as debits or credits. Trial balances were taken approximately every three months, and at the end of the year a total balance was calculated and carried over to the next year.

Information recorded in these ledgers (for both credits and debits) includes date, particulars (ie. type of account), cash book folio number and amount. The folio numbers in the general ledgers correspond with page numbers in the general cash books.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 18388, General Ledgers
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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