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Series ID18587
Previous System Location 
TitleRate Books and Cards
Parent Series
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Start Date Circa 1/1/1879
End Date Circa 31/12/1990
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A

Rate charges and rates received - Municipality / City of Townsville

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Items Total Items: 549
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Departmental NumbersBooks 1 - 199 (with gaps, and not all books have numbers); Cards 1 - 9258; A1 - C21/1; 01.02.001 - 64.01.900 (with gaps)
System of Arrangement Rate Books: chronological by year; for some years there are books for each ward of the Council; at some time, for control purposes, book numbers were added to many of the books and these numbers were used to identify those books microfilmed. Rate cards: by assessment number; on each card the ledger entries for rate payments are arranged chronologically over a range of years.
How To Use Series Most of the books are microfilmed.

Creating Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
11022Townsville Municipal Council 1/1/1879 31/3/1903
6061Townsville City Council 31/3/1903 31/12/1990
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Access Category0 Years
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Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 6061
Townsville City Council
Restriction DetailsN/A
Regulation Details
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Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
18571Ratepayers' ListsTownsville rate books
18570Valuation RegistersTownsville rate books
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Copyright State of Queensland
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These rate books and cards, kept by the Townsville Municipal / City Council, record rates charged on the value of properties, and the payment of rates.

Most of the books include general and other rates such as lighting, but some books record charges for sanitary or cleansing and water rates only. Details entered in each book may vary but usually include a property description and the names of owners and occupiers as well as the amount of rates to be paid or received.

Details in the rate cards 1920 - 1990 also include an assessment number, the valuation, and in ledger format the details of rate payments.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 18587, Rate Books and Cards
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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