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The whole of sub-section vi. of the definition

of “neglected child” in section 4. The word “putative" in the definition of

near relative in section 4. The words “ or putative father” in sub

section viii.of the definition of “neglected

child” in section 4. The whole of the definition of “putative

father" in section 4. The word “putative” in sub-section (6) of

section 80.
The word “ putative" in the fourth line of

section 86.
The whole of section 125.
The whole of section 145.
The whole of sections 6, 7, and 9.

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SCHEDULE B.
Complaint against the Futher of an Unborn Illegitimate Child.
Be it remembered that on this

day of

19 , at in the Province of South Australia,

of

, in the said province,

came before me, the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace in and for the said province, and alleged as follows, namely: That

, of is the father of a certain unborn illegitimate

child, of which pregnant. That the said

is able to contribute towards (or pay for) the maintenance of the said child, should it be born, and the confinement expenses of the mother.

[Signature of Complainant.] Taken before me, at , the day and year first above written.

, J.P

is

SCHEDULE C. Order for Maintenance and Confinement Expenses in case of an Unborn Child. Upon complaint made by

against

, wherein it is alleged the said is the father of a certain unborn illegitimate

child, of which

is pregnant, and the said complaint coming on for hearing this day before me (or us), the undersigned, a Special Magistrate (or two of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace) in and for the Province of South Australia, and The State Children Amendment Act.—1900.

, the

having heard the evidence of

, a duly qualified medical practitioner, that the said

is pregnant, and the evidence of mother of the said child

and her evidence having been corroborated in a material particular, and being satisfied that the allegations in the said complaint have been proved, I / or we) do adjudge the said

to be the father of the said child: And I (or we) do order as follows, that is to say—That the said

do pay to the secretary of the State Children's Council the sum of for the confinement expenses of the said

; that the said do pay to

on the day of the birth of the said child, and on the same day in each week thereafter, the sum of

, until the said child attains the age of eighteen years, or until further order; that the said do pay to the sum of

for costs in this behalf. Dated at

this
day of

, 19
[Signature of S. M. or Justices.]

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

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No. 751.

An Act to amend “The Mining Act, 1893."

(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:

tion.

1. This Act may be cited as “ The Mining Act Amendment Act, Short title and incor1900)," and shall be incorporated with “ The Mining Act, 1893,”. hereinafter called the principal Act.

2. The holder of any miscellaneous lease for the collecting, pro- Surrender of salt curing, or manufacture of salt or gypsum, heretofore granted under leases. “ The Crown Lands Act, 1888," may execute a surrender of such lease in the form in the First Schedule hereto, or to the like effect, and lodge the same, together with the lease, at the office of the Commissioner of Crown Lands.

3. The Governor may, if satisfied of the due performance and Grant of new lease observance of the covenants and conditions of the lease comprised

onditions of the lease comoriand under Mining Act. in any such surrender, accept such surrender, and shall thereupon grant to the person surrendering such lease a lease of all or any portion of the lands comprised in such surrendered lease under section 63, sub-section 1., of the principal Act:

4. Any lease granted pursuant to this Act may include the whole Area of lease. or any portion of the land comprised in the surrendered lease, anything to the contrary in the principal Act or the regulations thereunder notwithstanding.

5. No

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Surrender not to operate until accepted.

5. No surrender executed under this Act shall operate as a surrender of the lease therein described until such surrender has been accepted by the Governor and the terms of the new lease have been accepted by the lessee.

Search licences.

6. The Minister may grant licences to search on any specific mineral lands not exceeding five square miles in area for any of the following minerals, namely

(a) Precious stones:
(6) Mineral phosphates:
(c) Oil:
(d) Rare metals, minerals, and earths, the mining for which,

in the opinion of the Minister, has not been proved
payable in any instance in any portion of the colony.

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7. A fee of Twenty Shillings for each square mile or portion thereof included in any licence under this Act shall be paid by the licencee to the Minister before the issue of the licence.

Maximum area.

8. No person shall directly or indirectly hold more than five square miles of land at one time under licence under this Act.

Exemption.

9. Lands held under miner's right or mining lease shall be exempt from the operation of licences under this Act.

Provisions of licence.

10. Licences under this Act may be in the form in the Second Schedule hereto, and shall be in force for twelve months from the date thereof, and shall, subject to the regulations, authorise the licencee, his assigns, servants, and workmen1. To search and mine the land comprised in the licence for

precious stones, mineral phosphates, oil, metals, niinerals,

or earths, as the case may be : 11. To remove any material from the said land, not exceeding

twenty tons in the whole, for testing purposes only.

Duties of licencee.

ll. Every licencee under this Act shall-
1. Employ and keep employed during six months at least of the

term of the licence in searching for precious stones,
mineral phosphates, oil, metals, minerals, or earths, on
the land comprised in the licence not less than one man
for every six hundred and forty acres, or portion thereof,

of land comprised in the said licence: 11. Furnish the Minister, whenever required by him or by the

regulations, with satisfactory evidence of compliance with

the provisions of this section: 11. Report to the Minister forthwith after the discovery in pay

able quantities of precious stones, mineral phosphates, oil, or any metal or mineral or earth :

And The Mining Act Amendment Act.—1900.

And if any licencee shall make default in complying with the provisions of this section his licence shall be forfeited.

12. Every licencee under this Act shall, during the currency of Preferential right. the licence, have a preferential right

In case of a licence to search for precious stones, metals,

minerals, or earths, to a mineral lease not exceeding forty

acres of any part of the land comprised in the licence: (6) In case of a licence to search for mineral phosphates, to a

mineral lease not exceeding one hundred acres of any part

of the land comprised in the licence: (c) In case of a licence to search for oil, to an oil lease of not

exceeding six hundred and forty acres of any part of the

land comprised in the licence. Upon the preferential right being exercised the licence shall at once cease and determine, and shall be returned by the licencee to the Minister.

13. No licence under this Act shall operate to prevent persons Reservation of right holding miners' rights from prospecting for gold, silver, lead, or to copper on the lands comprised in the licence, or from acquiring thereon claims or leases for mining for such last-mentioned metals.

14. Every coal or oil lease under Part III., Division VI., of the Royalty. principal Act, and every miscellaneous lease for the manufacture or obtaining of salt or gypsum, or for the working of mineral springs under Part III., Division VII., of the principal Act, shall, in addition to the annual rent, reserve a further sum equal to Six Pence in the Pound sterling on the net profits obtained from the occupation and working of the lands comprised in the lease and the sale of the coal, oil, salt, gypsum, or mineral waters obtained therefrom, as the case may be. This section shall apply only to leases issued after the passing of this Act.

15. The Governor may, in addition to the powers conferred on Regulations. him by the Mining Act of 1893, make regulations for prescribing the labor and other conditions on which leases shall be granted under section 3 of this Act, and the terms of forfeiture.

In the name and on behalf of Her Majesty, 1 hereby assent to this Bill.

TENNYSON, Governor.

SCHEDULES

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