Historical Records of Australia

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Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1925 - Australia
Official records of the settlement and administration of Australian colonies and Port Essington; many Aboriginal references.

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Page 716 - To the Most Reverend Father in God, William, by Divine Providence Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of all England and Metropolitan, Greeting.
Page 386 - KING'S Most Excellent Majesty in Council, WHEREAS by an Act of Parliament, passed in the sixth year of the reign of His late Majesty George the Fourth, intituled " An Act to " regulate the trade of the British possessions
Page 20 - THE LORDS OF THE COMMITTEE, in obedience to Your Majesty's said Order of Reference, have taken the said Petition into consideration, and do this day agree humbly to report, as their opinion, to Your Majesty, that a Charter may be granted by Your Majesty in terms of the Draft hereunto annexed.
Page 422 - ... any one or more of them shall not be answerable or accountable for the other or others of them, or for the acts, receipts, neglects, or defaults of the other or others of them, but each and every of them...
Page 308 - Right of Us, Our Heirs and Successors, and of all Bodies politic and corporate, and of all other Persons, except such as are mentioned in the said Law or Ordinance, and those claiming by, from and under them ; and before such Law or Ordinance is passed.
Page 181 - I have referred to them, show that enlightened nations, in modern times, do clearly hold that the jurisdiction and laws of a nation accompany her ships not only over the high seas, but into ports and harbors, or wheresoever else they may be water-borne, for the general purpose of governing and regulating the rights, duties, and obligations of those on board thereof, and that, to the extent of the exercise of this jurisdiction, they are considered as parts of the territory of the nation herself.
Page 420 - Simpson, their heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, upon trust that they, my said trustees, and the survivor of them, and the heirs, executors, and administrators of such survivor...
Page 181 - It Is true that the jurisdiction of a nation over a vessel belonging to it, while lying in the port of another, is not necessarily wholly exclusive. We do not so consider or so assert it. For any unlawful acts done by her while thus lying in port, and for all contracts entered into while there, by her master or owners, she and they must, doubtless, be answerable to the laws of the place.
Page 694 - Some method will also be devised for enabling the various legislatures of the several Australian colonies to co-operate with each other in the enactment of such laws as may be necessary for regulating the interests common to those possessions collectively; such, for example, are the imposition of duties of import and export, the conveyance of letters, and the formation of roads, railways, or other internal communications traversing any two or more of such colonies.
Page 20 - ... her majesty having taken the said report into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of her privy council, to approve thereof, and of the rules and regulations set forth therein, in the words following, videlicet : — I.

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