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No. 740.

An Act for taking a Census of South Australia in the
Year One Thousand Nine Hundred and One.

[Assented to, December 5th, 1900.] THEREAS it is expedient that provision should be made for Preamble.

V taking a Census of South Australia in the year one thousand nine hundred and one-Be it therefore Enacted by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Parliament of South Australia, as follows:

1. On or before such day in the year one thousand nine hundred Justices and others to and one as shall hereafter be appointed by Proclamation by the ca

affixed in conspicuous Governor, published in the Government Gazette, the mayor and places calling on

householders, &c., to councillors of every municipality within the limits of such muni

limits OI SUCI IIUMlo give the information cipality, the district council of every district within the limits of required by this Act. such district, and the Justices of the Peace beyond the limits of such municipalities and districts shall, and they are hereby required and directed to, cause general notices to be affixed on the several court houses, police stations, and such other conspicuous places as they shall deem proper within the said province, requiring every householder, employer of servants, and proprietor or occupier of land therein to be prepared upon a certain day, to be also appointed by such Proclamation, or the days immediately subsequent thereto, to give all such information as may be required by any form or forms to be hereafter determined on and published by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, in the said Gazette at least thirty days before the day or days fixed for taking the said Census. 740

2. The

The Census Act.--1900.

Governor to appoint persons to collect the information required

ired by this Act.

2. The Governor shall divide the whole province into such number of districts as may be deemed most suitable for the purposes of this Act, and shall appoint, by notice in the Government Gazette, one or more proper persons in each district to collect the information required; and the said person shall, on the day proclaimed for taking the Census as aforesaid, and on the days immediately subsequent thereto, if one day shall not be sufficient, proceed to take an account in writing of the number of persons at that time being within the limits of their respective districts, and inform themselves of the several particulars specified in the said form or forms, distinguishing the county or reputed county in which each such person shall be and reside; and the better to enable the persons appointed as aforesaid to take such accounts they are hereby authorised and empowered to ask such questions of the persons residing or being within their respective districts concerning themselves, and the number, quality, age, and trade or calling of the persons constituting their respective families, and all such other particulars as shall be necessary to fill up the said form or forms; and every such person refusing or neglecting to answer, or wilfully giving a false answer to any such question shal), for every such refusal, or neglect, or false answer, forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding Five Pounds nor less than Forty Shillings, at the discretion of the Justice or Justices before whom complaint thereof shall be made.

Persons appointed as 3. The persons so to be appointed as aforesaid shall, within fouraforesaid to deliver over their accounts of teen days after the time proclaimed for taking the Census as aforeinhabitants to the said, appear before some Justice of the Peace for the said province Chief Secretary within a certain time. and produce the original accounts taken in writing and subscribed

by them, and shall make a declaration of the truth of the same in the form contained in the Schedule hereunto annexed before the said Justice of the Peace, who is hereby authorised to take such declaration, and shall answer all such questions concerning such accounts as shall be put to them by the said Justice of the Peace; and the person so to be appointed as aforesaid shall, within fourteen days of making such declaration as aforesaid, transmit to the Chief Secretary of the said province the original account so taken in writing and verified by their declaration as aforesaid ; and if any such person shall fail or neglect to take such accounts, or shall knowingly make any false statement therein, or shall omit to verify or transmit the same in manner hereby required, or shall refuse to answer or wilfully give a false answer to any question, he shall, on conviction, forfeit and pay for every such offence a sum not ex. ceeding Five Pounds nor less than Forty Shillings, at the discretion of the Justice or Justices before whom complaint thereof shall be made.

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4. All fines imposed under and by virtue of this Act shall be recovered in a summary manner before any two or more Justices of the Peace; and all such fines, when recovered, shall be paid one half to the informer or person who shall sue for the same and the other moiety to the Treasurer on behalf of Her Majesty, Her heirs and successors, for the public use of the said province.

5. This The Census Act.-1900.

5. This Act may be cited for all purposes as “ The Census Act, Short title. 1900.”

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

TENNYSON, Governor.

SCHEDULE

The Census Act.—1900.

SCHEDULE REFERRED TO.

to

Form of Declaration.
I do hereby solemnly and sincerely declare that the returns numbered from

inclusive, severally signed by me, contain a true statement of the several particulars therein specified, to the best of my knowledge and belief.

(Signed) Declared before me at this day of

J.P.

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

Adolnido : By authoris, o. E. Burrow, Goverment Printer, North Termice.

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No. 741.

An Act to amend the Law relating to the Construction of

Acts of Parliament.

[Assented to, December 5th, 1900.] 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 Language of Acts Amendment Sbort title. Act, 1900.”

2. In every Act of Parliament, whether passed before or after the Meaning of writing. coming into operation of this Act, and in all regulations, general orders, rules, and by-laws authorised under any Act of Parliament, expressions referring to writing shall, unless the contrary intention appears, be construed as including references to printing, typewriting, lithography, photography, and other modes of representing words in a visible form.

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

TENNYSON, Governor.

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

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