AU WA A1587 - YALGOO ROAD BOARD [2]

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Local Authority

Authorized form of name

YALGOO ROAD BOARD [2]

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A1587

Description area

Dates of existence

1912-04-19 - 1961-07-01

History

The Yalgoo Road District is located in the Murchison Goldfields of Western Australia and was gazetted in 1912, incorporating a portion of the previously established Upper Murchison Road District (gazetted in 1907).

The major town in the district was gazetted as Yalgu in 1896 due to the protocols for the spelling of Aboriginal words used at the time. The protocols were changed a few months later. The spelling of Yalgoo was formally gazetted in 1938. Yalgoo is believed to be an Aboriginal word meaning 'blood' or 'place of blood' and was first used by John Forrest when naming nearby Yalgoo Peak. The sap of the local bush is also bright red in colour.

Responsibility for part of the district was transferred to Mingenew in 1915, and to Perenjori and Dalwallinu in 1921. In 1926, part of the district was transferred back to the Upper Murchison, followed by a transfer to Cue in 1937. Responsibility for some land was transferred from the Murchison in 1939 and a second transfer to Perenjori occurred in 1955. The district was divided into three wards.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: Roads Act No 29 of 1911 (from 1/7/1911 until 16/12/1919); Road Districts Act 1919 (from17/12/1919 to 30/6/1961)
Abolition: The Local Government Act 1960 (from 1/7/1961 until 30/6/1996)

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A1588 - SHIRE OF YALGOO (1961-07-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1588

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1961-07-01 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1586 - YALGOO ROAD BOARD [1] (1896-07-03 - 1911-08-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1586

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1912-04-19 -

Description of relationship

Related function

Related unit of description

Series S4120 - MINUTE BOOKS (Draft)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1912-04-19 - 1961-06-30

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Draft

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes