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May 4, 1853 (76) - REGULATIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE
GOLD FIELDS. Forwarding amended Regulations,
dated 5th February 1853

May 11, 1853 (77) POLICE ARRANGEMENTS; notifying the arrival of a
body of 50 men, selected from the metropolitan police,
for service in the colony

May 16, 1853 (81) GRANTS FOR RELIGIOUS PURPOSES. Forwarding
copy of Regulations issued under Local Act, 16 Vict.,
No. 28

July 1, 1853 (101) POLICE FORCE OF VICTORIA; reporting the effi-
cient state of the general police of the colony, and the
measures taken by the Colonial Government

Distribution of the police sent from this country.
Returns showing the total strength of the colonial
force.

Formation of the cadet corps.

July 4, 1853 (104) GREAT INCREASE IN THE COLONIAL REVENUE;
transmitting a comparative statement for the quarters
and years ended 30th June 1852 and 1853

The present revenue of the colony estimated at three
millions and a half.

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July 16, 1853 (115) | SHIPPING. HARBOUR ARRANGEMENTS.
yearly report respecting the Port of Melbourne ;
the resort of shipping. Return of cases of DESER-
TION OF SEAMEN, &c.

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Aug. 1, 1853 (137) CUSTOMS REVENUE; forwarding a comparative state-
ment of the Customs Revenue of the colony for the years
1851 and 1852, and for the half year ending 30th June
1853

Sept. 6, 1853 (148) DESERTION OF CREWS FROM MERCHANT SHIPS. Reply to Sir John Pakington's Despatch No. 84, 24th December 1852, forwarding REPRESENTATIONS FROM THE LIVERPOOL SHIPOWNERS' ASSOCIATION, &c., referring thereto, and proposing the engagement of Lascars

Sept. 7, 1853 (149) STATE OF THE GOLD FIELDS; customary report for the months of May and June last

Agitation upon the subject of the reduction of the license fee.

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Produce of the gold fields greatly on the increase. Discovery of new grounds in the vicinity of Molyagall, and at Waranga.

Opening of an extraordinary rich vein in the neighbourhood of Prince Regent's Gully, at Ballarat. Statement relative to the population, state of health, and general order at the various gold fields; number of licenses issued, &c. Recent attack on a private escort; apprehension of the parties implicated.

[SCHEDULE OF CUSTOMARY RETURNS of Licenses issued, gold exported, RATES OF WAGES AND PRICES CURRENT, &c. will be found at page 142.]

Sept. 12, 1853 (150) OPPOSITION TO THE LICENSE FEE AT THE GOLD FIELDS. Report of circumstances connected with the AGITATION PREVAILING AT THE GOLD FIELDS for the reduction of the license fee; and of the steps taken by the Colonial Government

[A Schedule of the various Petitions, Resolutions of Public Meetings, Reports of Colonial Officers, Correspondence with Governor-General, and Colonial Acts and Statistical Returns relative to the subject of this Despatch, will be found at page 167.]

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DESPATCHES FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

(THE DUKE OF NEWCASTLE.)

Sept. 24, 1853 (158) Same subject. Further report on the successful result of measures adopted for the preservation of the public peace on the gold fields

Act No. 1, 17 Vict.--An Act to alter an Act intituled "An Act to restrain by summary proceeding un"authorized mining on waste lands of the Crown." Message to Legislative Council on the required military reinforcements.

Oct. 7, 1853 (164) STATE OF THE GOLD FIELDS. Further report;
preservation of order

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Sept. 17, 1853 (151) OPPOSITION TO THE LICENSE FEE; adverting to
the foregoing Despatch relative to the agitation amongst
the miners at the gold fields, forwards a correspondence
with the Lieut.-Governor of Van Diemen's Land on the re-
quirement for MILITARY ASSISTANCE FOR THE
PRESERVATION OF PUBLIC TRANQUILLITY 187

Oct. 3, 1853 (110) DISCOVERY OF TIN ORE; adverting to Lieut.Governor Latrobe's Despatch No. 75, of 3d May, relative to the discovery of a supposed new metal in the auriferous soil of Australia. Forwards a report from the Museum of Practical Geology on the specimen sent home

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Oct. 21, 1853 (113) ESTABLISHMENT OF ROYAL MINT AT SYDNEY.
Communicating the copy of a Despatch, No. 128,
29th September 1853, addressed to Governor-General
Sir C. A. Fitzroy, on the subject

SUBJECT.

Oct. 30, 1853 (116) AMENDED REGULATIONS FOR THE GOLD
FIELDS. Reply to Lieut.-Governor Latrobe's De-
spatch, No. 76, of 4th May, and referring to the question
of the period for which leases should be granted

Jan. 2, 1854
(12 Military.)

Dec. 1, 1853 (128) FINANCIAL CONDITION OF VICTORIA. Reply
to Lieut.-Governor Latrobe's Despatch, No. 54, of 12th
March, forwarding various estimates of revenue and
expenditure for 1852 and 1853

Remarks relative to the increase of official salaries.
The control of the Customs establishment by the Legis-
lative Council, &c.

Dec. 23, 1853 (137) | POLICE FORCE OF VICTORIA. Expression of satis
faction at its efficiency

Jan. 18, 1854

Jan. 2, 1854 (1) OPPOSITION TO THE COLLECTION OF THE
LICENSE FEE. Acknowledging the report contained
in Lient.-Governor Latrobe's Despatch, No. 150, of
12th September 1853

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MILITARY ARRANGEMENTS; with reference to the
circumstances reported in Lieut.-Governor Latrobe's
Despatch, No. 151, 17th September 1853

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GRANTS FOR RELIGIOUS PURPOSES. Approval
of Regulations transmitted in Lieut.-Governor's Despatch,
No. 81, of 16th May 1853

1 May 16, 1853 (2) ACT No. 1. 1852.-ASSAY OF UNCOINED GOLD.

With reference to Sir John Pakington's Despatch, No. 65,
of 16th October 1852, furnishes observations on the
design and results of the Bullion Act

DESPATCHES FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

June 2, 1853 (13) ECHUNGA GOLD FIELDS. Continuation of reports
relative to those gold fields.

APPENDIX.

Oct. 21, 1853 (59) ESTABLISHMENT OF ROYAL MINT AT SYDNEY.
(See page 59.)

NEW SOUTH WALES.

DESPATCHES FROM LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR SIR H. E. F. YOUNG.

STATISTICS, 1852.-Returns of population, trade and
immigration, revenue, expenditure, &c.

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APPENDIX.

NEW SOUTH WALES.

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DISCOVERY OF

FURTHER PAPERS

RELATIVE TO THE

GOLD IN AUSTRALIA.

NEW SOUTH WALES.

Despatches from Governor-General Sir C. A. FitzRoy.

No. 1.

EXTRACT of a DESPATCH from Governor-General Sir C. A. FITZROY to the
Duke of NEWCASTLE; dated Government House, Sydney, 11th May 1853.
Received 19th August 1853.

(No. 59.)

"I HAVE the honour to enclose herewith a copy of the speech with which I yesterday opened the session of the Legislative Council of this colony. "I also transmit a copy of the address presented to me by the Council, and of my rejoinder."

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EXTRACT.

Enclosure 1 in No. 1.

MR. SPEAKER, AND GENTLEMEN OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL,

"IN meeting you again in Session it becomes my duty to declare to you the objects for which you are thus assembled. I have called you together at an earlier period than usual in compliance with the request conveyed to me in your address of the 21st of December last; and also because there are some matters in respect of which I am anxious to avail myself of your advice and assistance with as much expedition as may be consistent with their proper consideration and satisfactory settlement.

I desire first however, to acknowledge with gratitude to Divine Providence the general prosperity enjoyed by all classes of the community. At no former period of the existence of the colony has the material condition of its inhabitants, I believe I may confidently assert, been in a more satisfactory and progressive state. Although the prices of the necessaries of life have very considerably advanced, yet I am happy to say that they still continue abundant; whilst the increased means at the disposal of the people generally have enabled them without difficulty or inconvenience to meet the additional expenditure to which they are subjected. I must except, however, from this satisfactory state of things, the paid servants of the Crown, whose incomes, fixed with reference to former prices, now prove very inadequate to their proper position and reasonable support. It will be my duty therefore, to invite your concurrence in such an advance in their present remuneration as the altered circumstances of the colony may appear to render just and expedient.

Whilst in the enjoyment of so large a measure of material prosperity, we must not forget the duty which devolves on the Legislature to make some corresponding provision for promoting the intellectual and moral advancement of the community. Measures will accordingly be submitted to you for augmenting the amount allotted for education, with a view to the extension of primary schools, as well as to the encouragement of institutions destined to promote the higher branches of literature and science.

During the recess I have received petitions adopted at public meetings held at Sydney and Sofala, and from persons engaged in gold digging in the Western Districts, com

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SOUTH WALES.

No 1.

Encl. 1 in No. 1.

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