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No. 966. An Act to authorise the Railways Commissioner to take possession of certain portions
of the Adelaide Gaol Reserve, the Adelaide Park Lands, and the Sewers Yard adjoining the Adelaide and Nairne Railway, and to construct a Railway and Railway
Works thereon, and for other purposes. [Assented to, December 23rd, 1908.] No. 967. An Act to declare the Main Roads Schedules.
[Assented to, December 23rd, 1908.] No. 968. An Act to consolidate and amend the Law relating to the Sale of Food and Drugs.
[Assented to, December 23rd, 1908.] No. 969. An Act to amend the Taxation Acts, and for other purposes.
[Assented to, December 23rd, 1908.] No. 970. An Act to consolidate and amend the Laws relating to the Supplying of Intoxicating
Liquors and the Exercise of Local Option with regard thereto, and the Licensing of
[Assented to, Decernber 23rd, 1908.] No. 971. An Act to amend and codify the Electoral Laws.
[Assented to, December 23rd, 1908.] No. 972. An Act to authorise the Treasurer to raise Moneys to the amount of Two Millions Four
Hundred and Sixty-three Thousand Pounds for various Public Works, and for other purposes.
[Assented to, December 23rd, 1908.] No. 973. An Act for the Further Appropriation of the Revenue for the Year ended June Thirtieth,
One Thousand Nine Hundred and Eight, and for the General Appropriation of the
[Assented to, December 23rd, 1908.]
An Act to Surrender the Northern Territory of the State
of South Australia to the Commonwealth of Aus-
[Reserved, December 21st, 1907.
(Royal Assent proclaimed, May 14th, 1908. HEREAS the Governments of the Commonwealth of Australia Preamble.
ment set out in the Schedule, subject to approval by the Parliaments of the said Commonwealth and the said State: And whereas it is desirable to approve and ratify and to provide for carrying out the said Agreement, and on the terms and conditions thereof to surrender the said Territory to the said Commonwealth—Be it therefore Enacted by the Governor of the State of South Australia, with the advice and consent of the Parliament thereof, as follows:
1. This Act is divided into Parts, as follows:
Part 1.— Introductory.
Surrender of the Territory.
Consent to Construction of Railways by the Com
The Northern Territory Surrender Act.—1907.
INTRODUCTORY. 2. This Act may be cited as : The Northern Territory Surrender Act, 1907.”
4. This Act shall come into force on a day to be fixed by Proclamation.
5. In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears-
Commissioner: “ The Commonwealth” means the Commonwealth of Australia: “ Government” means the Government of the State, and in
respect of the railways of the State includes the Com.
missioner: “ The Northern Territory" means so much of the State of South
Australia as lies to the northward of the twenty-sixth parallel of south latitude and between the one hundred and twenty-ninth and one hundred and thirty-eighth degrees of east longitude, together with the bays and gulfs therein, and all and every the islands adjacent to any part of the main land within such limits as aforesaid, with their rights,
members, and appurtenances: “The Palmerston and Pinc Creek Railway" means the rail
way authorised to be made and maintained pursuant to
the “ Palmerston and Pine Creek Railway Act, 1883":' “ Part" means Part of this Act: “ The Port Augusta Railway ” means the railway from Port
Augusta to Oodnadatta authorised to be made and maintained pursuant to Acts No. 26 of 1876, No. 226 of 1881,
No. 281 of 1883, and No. 413 of 1887. “ Proclamation ” means Proclamation by the Governor pub
lished in the Gazette : “Public Service” includes Railway Service: “South Australia Proper" means South Australia, not includThe Northern Territory Surrender Act.—1907.
ing the Northern Territory : “ The State” means the State of South Australia.
APPROVAL AND RATIFICATION OF THE AGREEMENT
AND SURRENDER OF THE TERRITORY. 6. The Agreement is hereby approved and ratified.
Agreement. 7. The Northern Territory is hereby surrendered to the Com- Surrender of the monwealth in accordance with the Agreement.
Such surrender is Territory. subject to all freehold, leasehold, or other estates or interests in or agreements, securities. or rights in respect of land within the said Territory in existence at the time of the acceptance of such surrender by the Commonwealth.
Without limitation of the effect of such general words, such surrender includes the Palmerston and Pine Creek Railway and all the State's right, title, interest in, and control of, all State rcal and personal property and privileges in the said Territory (except moneys held by or on behalf of or to the credit of, or due or accruing due to, the State, at the date of the acceptance of such surrender), whether held by or vested in the Crown, or by or in any Commissioner, authority, or person, or otherwise, for State purposes.
Such surrender is subject to all freehold, leasehold, or other estates or interests in or agreements, securities, or rights in respect of land within the said Territory in existence at the time of the acceptance of such surrender by the Commonwealth.
8. On the acceptance of such surrender by the Commonwealth, Government the Government Resident and all other officers and persons in the officers to cease to be Public Service of the State of South Australia whose salaries or in service of State. other remuneration are provided for on the Estimates of Expenditure for the Northern Territory for the year 1907-8 may be transferred by and as from a date prescribed by Proclamation to the service of the Commonwealth, and on such transfer shall cease to be officers in the Public Service of the State of South Australia.
Any such officer who is not transferred to the service of the Commonwealth shall, unless he is appointed to some other office of equal emolument in the Public Service of the State, be entitled to receive from the State, in addition to any retiring allowance to which he may be entitled under the “ Civil Service Amendment Act, 1881,” any compensation payable under the law of the State on abolition of his office.
The provisions of section 84 of the Commonwealth Constitution Act as to transferred officers shall apply to any officer who is under this Act transferred to the service of the Commonwealth as if he were an officer retained in the service of the Commonwealth within the meaning of that section.
The Northern Territory Surrender Act.—1907.