AU WA A1919 - BOULDER LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Local Government

Authorized form of name

BOULDER LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A1919

Description area

Dates of existence

1896-11-30 - 1906-10-31

History

As early as 1896, the newly gazetted township of Boulder was required to implement stringent sanitary measures, to ensure that the sites within the town were an attractive proposition for local investors. The neighbouring municipality of Kalgoorlie wrote to Board asking that the "sealed pan system" was implemented both in the town and on the gold leases (Kalgoorlie Miner, 30 November, 1896).

Boards of health were formed in local areas, often with the same or similar membership to the local Road Board, to provide for inspection of wells and outhouses and to provide for rates for sanitary facilities. By 1911, the legislation provided that Road Boards and Local Boards of Health were to be combined, except where the boundaries of the two authorities were not co-terminous.

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Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: Public Health Act 1886
Health Act 1898
Health Act 1900
Abolition: Public Health Act 1900
Government Gazette 1906

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General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A538 - MUNICIPALITY OF BOULDER (1897-08-04 - 1961-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A538

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

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Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

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