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The Compulsory Vaccination Abolition Act.--1901.

SCHEDULE.

1, A.B., do declare that I conscientiously believe that vaccination will be prejudicial to the health of C.D.

[Signature.] Declared before me, at

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Adelaide: By authority, C. E. BRISTOW, Government Printer, North Terrace.

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EDWARDI VII REGIS.

· A.D. 1901.

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No. 762.
An Act to Legalise certain Payments made by various

Corporations and District Councils out of Muni-
cipal and District Moneys, and for other purposes.

[Assented to, November 30th, 1901.]
W HEREAS the Councils of various Municipalities and Districts Preamble.

have expended during the year certain of their moneys contrary to the provisions of “The Municipal Corporations Act, 1890," and “ The District Councils Act, 1887”: And whereas it is desirable to legalise such expenditure, and to indemnify the members of such Municipal and District Councils from all consequences in respect of such payments

Be it therefore Enacted by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Parliament of South Australia, as follows:

1. This Act may be cited as “ The Municipal Corporations and Short title. District Councils Validating Act, 1901.”

2. All payments not exceeding in the aggregate the sum of Validating payments

by Municipal Two Thousand Pounds made or to be made by the Corporation of Corporations. the City of Adelaide out of its moneys, and all payments not exceeding in the aggregate the sum of Five Hundred Pounds made or to be made by any other Municipal Corporation out of its moneys, in celebrating the visit of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York to South Australia, are hereby declared to be as valid as if express power to make such payments had been given by section 286 of " The Municipal Corporations Act, 1890."

3. All

The Municipal Corporations and District Councils Validating

Act.—1901.

Validating payments by District Councils.

3. All payments not exceeding in the aggregate the sum of One Hundred Pounds made by any District Council out of its moneys in celebrating the aforesaid visit are hereby declared to be as valid as if express power to make such payments had been given by section 129 of “ The District Councils Act, 1887.”

Indemnity to members of Corporations and Councils.

4. No action or other proceedings shall be brought or taken against any such Municipal Corporation or District Council, or against any member of any Municipal or District Council or any person in respect of any such payment; and if any such action or proceeding be pending at the commencement of this Act the same shall cease and abate.

In the name and on behalf of His Majesty, I hereby assent to this Bill.

TENNYSON, Governor.

Adelaide: By authority, C. E. BRISTOW, Government Printer, North Terrace.

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EDWARDI VII REGIS.

A.D. 1901.

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No. 763.

An Act to regulate the Export of and Traffic in Pearls and

Mother-of-Pearl Shell in the Northern Territory
of the State of South Australia.

[Assented to, December 21st, 1901.] DE it Enacted by the Governor, with the advice and consent of D the Parliament of South Australia, as follows:

1. This Act may be cited as “ The Northern Territory Pearl Sale Short title. and Export Regulation Act, 1901.”

pearls.

2. The Licensing Bench for the District of Palmerston in the Licences to deal in Northern Territory appointed, or deemed to have been appointed, under “ The Licensed Victuallers Act, 1880,” may, at any quarterly or annual meeting of the said Licensing Bench, grant to any person who is in the opinion of the said Licensing Bench of good character and reputation, and who shall have applied for the same by notice in writing to the clerk of the said Licensing Bench ten days before any such quarterly or annual meeting of the said Licensing Bench, a licence to deal in pearls and mother-of-pearl shells. A fee of Ten Pounds shall be paid for the licence, and such licence shall be in the form of the Schedule hereto, and shall be in force for the term of one year from the date of granting thereof, but shall be liable to be cancelled by a Special Magistrate or two Justices of the Peace upon the conviction of the licencee of any offence against the provisions of this Act.

tee of Ten "cence to derly or any

3. No such licence as aforesaid shall be granted to any Asiatic No such licence to an alien.

Asiatic alien. 763

4. After

The Northern Territory Pearl Sale and Export Regulation

Act.—1901.

Purchase of pearls only from ricensed dealers.

4. After the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred and two, it shall not be lawful for any person to purchase pearls or mother-of-pearl shells at any place where pearl or pearl-shell fishing is carried on in the Northern Territory, or at Port Darwin or Palmerston, in the Northern Territory, except from a licensed dealer in pearls and mother of pearl shells, without having first obtained a licence to deal in pearls and mother-of-pearl shells under this Act.

Penalty.

5. Any person not being licensed as aforesaid to deal in pearls and mother-of-pearl shells, who, after the said first day of January, one thousand nine hundred and two, purchases pearls or mother-ofpearl shells at Port Darwin or Palmerston, or at any place where pearl or pearl-shell fishing is carried on in the Northern Territory, except from such a dealer licensed as aforesaid, shall be liable, on conviction, to a penalty not exceeding One Hundred Pounds, or to imprisonment for any period not more than six months.

Register of purchases 6. A person licensed to deal in pearls and mother-of-pearl shells to be kept by licencee.

shall keep a register of all purchases of pearls and mother-of-pearl shells made and effected by him, and shall enter therein the date of each of such purchases and the name of the person from whom he shall purchase the same, and shall, whenever required by the principal officer of Customs for the time being at Palmerston so to do, produce the said register to the said officer, or to such person or persons as he shall, in writing, from time to time appoint, and allow him or them to inspect the said register and to take extracts therefrom or copies thereof. And if any such licensed person shall make any

default in complying with any of the requirements of this section, he Penalty.

shall be liable to a penalty not less than Two l’ounds or more than Twenty Pounds for every such offence.

Pearls and pearl shell 7. All pearls and mother-of-pearl shells shall be shipped for to be shipped at specified port.

exportation at or otherwise exported from Port Darwin, or some other port in the Northern Territory which may from time to time be appointed by the Governor in Council for that purpose, and before any pearls or mother-of-pearl shall be shipped or water-borne to be shipped for export, or otherwise exported from any place in the Northern Territory, the exporter or his agent shall, at least forty-eight hours before shipping or otherwise exporting the same, deliver to the principal or other proper officer of Customs at such place a written return specifying the number, weight, and value of such pearls, and the weight and value of such mother-of-pearl shells, and shall, if required, produce such pearls and mother-of-pearl shells to such officer at a reasonable time and place, to be fixed by such officer, for the purpose of enabling such officer to examine the same and to check the accuracy of such return. And if any exporter or agent shall make any default in complying with the requirements of this section, he shall be liable to a penalty of not less than Two Pounds or more than Twenty Pounds for every such offence.

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