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(In continuation of Papers presented May 6, and August 16, 1853.)

DIEU ET.

Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, August 10, 1854.

SOITOUR

COLONIES.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY GEORGE EDWARD EYRE AND WILLIAM STOTTISWOODE,
PRINTERS TO THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.
FOR HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE.

1854.

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NEW SOUTH WALES.

DESPATCHES FROM THE GOVERNOR GENERAL.

Date and Number.

Feb. 9, 1853 (19)
(Extract.)

SCHEDULE.

April 5, 1853 (55)

SUBJECT.

Feb. 22, 853 (29) EFFECT OF THE EXISTING PASTORAL REGU-
LATIONS UPON COLONIAL LAND SALES. Trans-
mitting copy of a Despatch from Lieutenant Governor
La Trobe, relative to his suggestions for a REVISION
OF THE ORDER IN COUNCIL OF MAY 9, 1847,
together with Minutes of Executive Council, showing the
reasons why the Council do not coincide with the views
entertained by the Lieutenant Governor

TERRITORIAL REVENUE. Forwarding an abstract.
of the revenue of New South Wales for 1851 and 1852,
and reporting on the various items of receipt under the
head of Land Sales, Quit Rents, Timber Licences, &c.

SURVEYING PARTIES applying for the services in the
Survey Department of a Detachment of SAPPERS AND
MINERS to aid in carrying on FIELD OPERATIONS
BEYOND THE DISTRICTS OF THE COLONY, as
well as for the selection of eligible young men by the
Emigration Commissioners for similar service

Sept. 29, 1853 (119) PORT CURTIS. Reporting the departure of a small sur-
veying party for Port Curtis, for the purpose of conducting
the preliminary surveys necessary for the regular occupa-
tion of the country, and for laying out the future town
of Gladstone

Jan. 30, 1854 (21) PORT CURTIS. Steps taken for opening this settlement.
Proclamation of eight counties. Notice respecting the re-
servation of certain lands from pastoral occupation, and
arrangement respecting intermediate lands. Appoint-
ment of a government resident at Gladstone. Instructions
to resident, &c.

Nov. 29, 1853
(Confidential.)

Sketch of the position of the several counties, and of
the pastoral districts, &c.

Jan. 31, 1854 (22) LEASING OF MINERAL LANDS. Relative to the
establishment of regulations for demising Crown lands
supposed to contain minerals not auriferous

DESPATCHES FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

Sept. 15, 1853 (121) SURVEYING PARTIES. Reply to Sir C. Fitzroy's Des-
patch No. 55, 5th April 1853, applying for the services.
of a detachment of Sappers and Miners

A selection will be made by the Emigration Commis-
sioners of labourers suitable for survey operations.

RIGHTS OF OCCUPIERS OF PASTORAL RUNS,
under the order in Council of 1847. Forwarding copy
of a Despatch on this subject recently addressed to the
Lieutenant Governor of Victoria

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Date and Number.

Dec. 29, 1853 (152)

SUBJECT.

SURVEYING PARTIES. Report of steps taken by the
Emigration Commissioners in despatching labourers for
field service in the Survey Department of New South
Wales

April 30, 1854 (46) PORT CURTIS. Acknowledging Sir C. FitzRoy's Despatch, No. 119, of 29th September, respecting measures for preparing the country around Port Curtis for occupation. Approval of expenditure

Steps for declaring the country within a radius of fif-
teen miles of the principal town of Gladstone, as
within the class of settled lands.

VICTORIA.

DESPATCHES FROM THE LIEUT.-GOVERNOR.

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Jan. 12, 1853 (5) SYSTEM OF DISPOSAL OF CROWN LANDS.
continuation of previous Despatches, forwards a further
correspondence with Mr. J. Bingley

March 5, 1853 (46) TERRITORIAL REVENUE. Forwarding Estimates and
Statements relative to the Territorial Revenue for the
years 1852 and 1853

Jan. 6, 1854

March 12, 1853 (55) UNAPPROPRIATED MOIETY OF LAND FUND.
Forwarding a recent resolution of the Legislative Council
stating the exigencies of the Colony are so great that the
unappropriated moiety of the land fund is necessary for
the general wants of the Colony

Question relative to Expenditure of Land Fund on
works of internal improvement.
Proposed appropriations.

March 15, 1853 (58) FORMATION OF RAILWAYS. Report of steps taken
in connexion with recent enactments recently passed,
incorporating Railway Companies

Information relative to the Melbourne, Mount Alex-
ander, and Murray River Railway Company, the
Melbourne and Hobson's Bay Company, and the
Geelong and Melbourne Railway Company.
Observations on subject of proposed grants of land
in favour of the companies; and the Government
guarantee on paid up capital.

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(6) LAND RETURNS, 1852.
the year 1852

June 3, 1853 (97) PETITION RELATIVE TO THE DISPOSAL OF WASTE LANDS. Forwarding copy of a Petition urging the expediency of throwing large quantities of waste lands of the Crown into the market, with the view of meeting the requirements of the rapidly increasing population

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Returns of land offered for sale in 1850-1 and 1852.

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Aug. 18, 1853 (143) SURVEY PARTIES. Representation from the Surveyor
General for the necessity for services of Sappers and
Miners to aid in surveys in order to meet the pressing
and increasing demand for land by the colonists

Return of Land Sales, &c. for

Jan. 16, 1854 (36) ISSUE OF LEASES TO OCCUPANTS OF CROWN
LANDS. Acknowledging the receipt of the Duke of
Newcastle's Despatch, No. 126, of 29th November 1853,
relative to the issue of leases to the occupants of Crown
lands in Victoria for pastoral purposes

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DESPATCHES FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

Date and Number.

Sept. 23, 1853 (103)
(Extract.)

SUBJECT.

ACT No. 40, 1852, FOR MAKING and IMPROVING
ROADS, referring to the imposition of a rate on Crown
lands under the provisions of this Act

Nov. 29, 1853 (126) RIGHTS OF THE LICENSED OCCUPANTS OF
CROWN LANDS IN VICTORIA, under the order in
Council of 9th March 1847, and subsequent orders and
regulations. Conveying the decision of Her Majesty's
Government on the several questions raised in recent
Despatches from Lieutenant Governor LaTrobe -

Dec. 20, 1853 (134) RAILWAYS. Conveying Her Majesty's confirmation of
certain railway Acts, and forwarding copy of reports from
the Railway Board and the Colonial Land and Emigration
Commissioners on these enactments

Observations relative to the great liberality of the local
government in aid of these undertakings.
Sanction for the proposed appropriations of Crown
lands and reserved moiety of land fund.

Dec. 24, 1853 (138) SYSTEM OF DISPOSAL OF CROWN LANDS. Reply
to Lieutenant Governor LaTrobe's Despatch, No. 5, 12th
January 1853, forwarding copy of a correspondence with
Mr. Bingley on this subject

SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

DESPATCHES FROM THE LIEUT.-GOVERNOR

July 2, 1853 (23)
Oct. 17, 1853 (61)
Jan. 10, 1854 (7)
March 25, 1854 (30)

Feb. 5, 1853 (15) NAVIGATION OF THE RIVER MURRAY.* Relative
to the proposal made by Messrs. Allen and Skinner

April 5, 1853 (33) PASTURAGE REGULATIONS. Forwarding copy of a
Proclamation, 23d March 1853, making general rules under
which the holders of purchased land, within any hundred,
may depasture in common the unappropriated waste lands
of the Crown situated therein

May 27, 1853 (6) OPENING OF NEW PASTORAL RUNS. Forwarding
Tracings showing the position of new runs taken up in
the district north of Mount Remarkable
Information relative to Port Augusta.

LAND SALES. Return of sales for quarter ending
30th June, 30th September, and 31st December 1853

SUGGESTIONS ON FORMATION OF AUSTRALIAN
RAILWAY to connect the cities of Sydney, Adelaide,
and Melbourne

Suggestions as to the construction of railways and
docks in Australia.

DESPATCHES FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

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1 Aug. 5, 1853 (51) | PASTURAGE REGULATIONS. Conveying Her Ma-
jesty's confirmation of the proclamation enclosed in Sir
H. Young's Despatch, No. 33, of 5th April 1953, re-
specting pasturage within the hundreds of South Aus-
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* The further correspondence relative to the Navigation of the River Murray will be found in the House of Commons' Paper, No. 89, 7th March 1854.

VICTORIA.

The Duke of
Newcastle.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

Lieut. Governor
Sir H. E. F. Young.

The Duke of
Newcastle.

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