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An Act to provide for the Establishment and Control of
National Pleasure Resorts, Public Parks, and
[Assented to, November 19th, 1914.]
with the advice and consent of the Parliament thereof, as follows:
1. This Act may be cited as “ The National Pleasure Resorts Short title. Act, 1914."
2. In this Act, unless some other meaning is clearly intended-— Interpretation. “ By-law” means by-law made by the Minister under this
Act: “ Justice” means Justice of the Peace for the State: “ Lands vested in the Minister” means lands held by the
Minister, for whatever estate or interest, under this
Act: " Minister” means the Minister of the Crown to whom, for the
time being, the administration of this Act is committed by
the Governor :
the office, by appointment of the Governor, of Director
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“ The employés ” means the persons, other than the officers as
defined by this Act, employed by the Minister under this Act:
“The officers" means the superintendents, inspectors, and
other officers appointed by the Minister under this Act:
“ This Act” includes by-laws. The Minister to be a
3. (1) For the purposes of this Act, the Minister shall be a body body corporate for the purposes of the Act. corporate, and shall have perpetual succession and a common seal.
(2) Ali Courts, Judges, and persons acting judicially shall take judicial notice of such seal when affixed to any instrument, and shall, in the absence of proof to the contrary, presume that the same was properly affixed thereto.
General powers of the
4. Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Minister in his corporate name may 1. purchase, take, receive, accept, hold, acquire by means of
exchange or otherwise, and possess lands, tenements, and hereditaments in fee simple or for any less estate or interest, or for any term of years or otherwise, and goods and chattels; and, with the consent of the Governor, may sell, exchange, grant, convey, transfer, demise, assign, or otherwise dispose of and assure the same for any estate
or interest therein; II. sue and be sued, and submit to arbitration, in all Courts and
before all Judges, Magistrates, Justices, and arbitrators whomsoever, in all actions, suits, causes, disputes, and
matters whatsoever; and 111. do and exercise all such further acts and powers as he is by
this Act authorised to do and exercise, or as may be necessary or convenient for carrying into effect any of the
purposes or objects of this Act. 5. In addition to the powers conferred by section 7 of “The Crown Lands Act, 1903," or by the corresponding provisions of any other Act, the Governor is hereby empowered to grant, demise, or otherwise assure unto the Minister any lands belonging to the Crown for any estate or interest therein, for the purpose of being used by the public as a pleasure resort, park, or recreation ground, subject, however, in every case, to such (if any) powers of resumption and other conditions and reservations as are expressed in the grant, demise, or other assurance thereof to the Minister.
Crown lands may be granted for the purposes of the Act.
Minister may acquire lands for purposes of Act.
6. With the consent of the Governor, the Minister may, pursuant to agreement, acquire any lands in any part of the State, either for an estate in fee simple or for any less estate, or for a term of years, or for any other interest, for the purpose of being used by the public as a pleasure resort, park, or recreation ground, or for any purpose incidental thereto.
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7. The Minister may receive gifts of articles, and donations and Minister may accept subscriptions, to be applied in and towards the embellishment and improvement of any lands vested in him or otherwise for the purposes 1891, s. 13. of this Act.
National Park Act,
8. All the lands vested in the Minister and all other property held Lands to be under the by the Minister under this Act shall be under the care, control, and of the Director. management of the Director: Provided that in all things pertaining to such care, control, and management, and in the exercise of all other powers by this Act conferred upon him, the Director shall be subject to, and shall act in accordance with, any directions of the Minister.
9. (1) The Director shall, in the month of July in each year, Annual report and furnish the Minister with a report of his proceedings under this Act,
statement of including an accurate statement of receipts and expenditure, during the period of twelve months ended on the next preceding thirtieth day of June.
(2) A copy of the Director's annual report shall be laid before Parliament within one month after it is received by the Minister if Parliament is sitting, and if not, then within one month after the cpening of the next Session of Parliament.
10. The Director may
development of 1. set apart all or any portions of the lands vested in the lands.
Minister for the purposes of sports and games, for landscape Ibid., 3. 5.
Minister thinks fit ;
and paths as he thinks necessary or convenient;
forms, stagings, kiosks, rotundas, lodges, summer-houses,
pleasure, recreation, and enjoyment;
sand, trees, bark, and the produce of trees, and dead and
live timber; and VI. sell and exchange specimens of trees, shrubs, flowers, animals,
and birds growing or being on any such lands.
11. (1) The Minister may appoint such superintendents, in- Officers may pe spectors, and other officers, and employ such other persons, as he appointed and other deems necessary for carrying out the objects of this Act.
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Payment of salaries and fees.
(2) Subject as provided by section 8, all persons so appointed and employed shall act under the direction of the Director.
(3) The Minister may pay to the officers and employés such salaries, allowances, wages, and professional fees as he deems reasonable or proper.
Remuneration for information.
12. The Minister may remunerate any person giving information of the commission of any offence against this Act to the Director, or to any of the officers or employés.
Licences for the sale
13. Nolicence for the sale of intoxicating liquors shall be granted under any Act to the Minister or the Director, or any other person or persons, in respect of premises situated in any of the lands vested in the Minister.
14. Any person who, on any land vested in the Minister-
officers, discharges any firearm ;
rock or stone down any hill or other declivity; (c) removes the soil under or about any tree, shrub, fern, or
other plant, or cuts, destroys, or removes any tree, shrub, plant, flower, fern, or other thing, without the consent
of the Director, or of one of the officers ; (d) lights any fire, or leaves any glass bottles, broken glass,
china, paper, or other litter, except in places set apart
therefor by the Director; (e) commits any nuisance; (f) fouls or pollutes the water in any river, creek, or other
watercourse, or in any dam, well, spring, lake, or
reservoir ; (9) takes or destroys any fish in any such water; (h) has in his possession, or uses, spreads, or sets, any trap,
snare, net, engine, instrument or other means of taking,
injuring, or destroying any bird or animal; (i) pursues, worries, ill-treats, takes, or kills any bird or animal,
or wilfully disturbs, displaces, injures, destroys, removes, or takes any bird's nes
bird's nest or egg ; (j) wilfully obstructs, disturbs, interrupts, insults, or otherwise
annoys any of the officers or employés in the exercise of
any of his powers or the discharge of any of his
duties; (k) uses obscene language or behaves in a disorderly, offensive, or indecent manner;
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(?) wilfully breaks any fence or barrier or any part thereof, or
enters any such lands, or any part thereof, by any other
than an authorised entrance ; or. (m) refuses or neglects to quit any such land, or any part 2
thereof, when required to do so, by a member of the
Police Force, or any of the officers or employés, shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.
15. If the commission of, or the attempt to commit, any offence poffender may be
required to quit or be against this Act, or the breach or non-observance of, or the attempt to ejected. break or not to observe, any provision of this Act, is attended with danger, hindrance, or annoyance to the public, or to any person being lawfully on any of the lands vested in the Minister, any member of the Police Force, or any of the officers or employés, may summarily interfere to obviate or remove such danger, hindrance, or annoyance, and may eject the person responsible therefor, without prejudice however to any liability incurred by such commission, breach, or non-observance, or attempt.
16. (1) Any person who attempts to commit any offence against Attempt to commit
. this Act shall be deemed to have committed an offence against this offence punishable. Act, and shall be punishable accordingly.
(2) Any person who aids, abets, counsels, or procures, or by any Aiding or abetting act or omission is directly or indirectly a party to the commission of offender punishable. any offence against this Act shall be deemed to have committed such offence, and shall be punishable accordingly.
17. Every person who is guilty of an offence against this Act Penalties. shall, except where otherwise prescribed, be liable (a) for a first offence, to a penalty of not less than One Pound
nor more than Five Pounds; (6) for any subsequent offence, to a penalty of not less than Two
Pounds nor more than Twenty Pounds.
recovered in addition
18. When any person is convicted of any offence against this Damages may be Act the Special Magistrate or Justices before whom such person to penalties. is convicted may, in addition to imposing any penalty, order such person to pay the amount of any damage done by him, and such amount shall be recoverable as if it were part of the penalty so imposed, notwithstanding that the total amount of the penalty and damages exceeds the maximum penalty which may be imposed. .
19. In any proceedings in respect of any alleged offence against Evidence in prothis Acta
ceedings. (a) if it is necessary to show knowledge on the part of the
defendant, such knowledge shall be presumed until the