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NEW SOUTH WALES.

DESPATCHES FROM THE GOVERNOR GENERAL SIR C. A. FITZROY.

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Jan. 1, 1853
(Confidential.)
(Extract.)

May 11, 1853 (59)

June 23, 1853
(C. Nicholson, Esq.)

SCHEDULE

SUBJECT.

PROPOSED CONSTITUTION BILLS. Reporting the
postponement to another Session of the second reading
of these Bills

July 27, 1853 (94) TRANSFER OF THE
THE CUSTOMS ESTABLISH-
MENTS TO THE COLONIAL GOVERNMENT.
Report of steps relative thereto

Measures for auditing the accounts, &c.

Nov. 17, 1853
(Confidential.)
(Extract.)

OPENING OF SESSION OF LEGISLATIVE COUN-
CIL, Governor General's address, and reply of Council
on the occasion

LETTER FROM THE SPEAKER OF THE LEGIS-
LATIVE COUNCIL, transmitting RESOLUTIONS
OF COUNCIL of New South Wales, referring to the
despatches from Sir John S. Pakington and the Duke of
Newcastle, dated the 1st October and 15th December
1852, and 18th and 25th January 1853

Sept. 6, 1853 (114) *SEPARATION OF THE NORTHERN DISTRICTS

OF NEW SOUTH WALES, forwarding a communica-
tion on the subject from the members of Council for the
New England and Macleay Squatting Districts, together
with the opinion of the Executive Council on the several
topics therein referred to

Nov. 10, 1853 (140) PETITION TO THE QUEEN from the colonists of New
South Wales, praying Her Majesty to withhold assent to
the measure now under the consideration of the Legisla-
tive Council, for re-modelling the Constitution of the
Colony

Address to Governor General by deputation from
petitioners, and reply thereto.

· General observations on the tenor of the petition with
reference to the formation of an Upper Chamber.

Nov. 11, 1853 (141) NEW SOUTH WALES CONSTITUTION COM

MITTEE, referring to the above petition, encloses letter
from the chairman of the committee, forwarding newspa-
per reports of speeches delivered at public meeting and
at a public dinner, against the proposed bill

RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT. Reply to the Duke
of Newcastle's despatch of 4th August, 1853, containing
views on the projected changes in the constitution of New
South Wales

Proposals respecting formation of the Upper House.
REPORT OF SELECT COMMITTEE OF LEGIS-

LATIVE COUNCIL of New South Wales appointed
on the 28th May 1853, to prepare a constitution for
colony.
DRAFT BILL TO CONFER A CONSTITUTION
ON NEW SOUTH WALES, and to grant a civil
list to Her Majesty.

Dec. 20, 1853 (160) CUSTOM'S REVENUE. Necessity for protecting the
Colony from the Evasion of Customs Duties on articles
brought across the frontier from Victoria and South
Australia

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The previous correspondence on this subject will be found printed in the papers relative to "Convict Discipline and Transportation, (Australian colonies,)" presented to Parliament by command of Her Majesty during the years 1850-1-2 and 3.

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Dec. 29, 1853 (165) ACT TO CONFER A CONSTITUTION ON NEW
SOUTH WALES AND TO GRANT A CIVIL
LIST TO HER MAJESTY. Forwarding this Act
with accompanying address and resolutions of the Legis-
lative Council, with relative documents, including PETI-
LIONS FOR AND AGAINST THE ACT, and
reporting on such of its clauses as require special notice

Necessity for Act of Parliament to confer on the
Colonies of New South Wales and Victoria concur-
rent JURISDICTION IN ALL MATTERS CIVIL
AND CRIMINAL OCCURRING ON THE
WATERS OF THE MURRAY.

Feb. 28, 1854 (40) SEPARATION OF THE NORTHERN DISTRICTS
OF NEW SOUTH WALES. Forwarding a PETI-
TION addressed to Her Majesty by certain Inhabitants
of the Northern Districts praying for the Erection of
those Districts into a Colony separate from New South
Wales

March 1, 1854 (42) PETITION TO HER MAJESTY from the Inhabitants
of the Town and District of Yass. Forwarding a com-
munication from the Secretary of the New South Wales
Constitution Committee, covering the same

May 19, 1854 (56) Forwarding a PETITION TO HER MAJESTY from
Inhabitants of Maitland and the Neighbourhood on the
proposed New Constitution.

June 3, 1853
(Confidential.)

DESPATCHES FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

(The Duke of Newcastle.)

April 22, 1853 (67) FINANCIAL RELATIONS OF NEW SOUTH
WALES AND VICTORIA. Forwarding a Corre-
spondence with the Treasury relative to the adjustment
of outstanding accounts

Aug. 4, 1853
(Confidential.)

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PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL BILLS.

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ledging the Governor General's Despatch, "Confidential,"
of 1st January relative thereto

June 15, 1853 (85) RESERVATION OF BILLS for the signification of
Her Majesty's pleasure. Instructions on the subject with
reference to LAWS REGULATING THE CUSTOMS

RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT. Relative to the ulti-
mate introduction of the system of Responsible Govern-
ment into the Australian Colonies

Aug. 30, 1853 (112) | OPENING OF SESSION OF LEGISLATIVE COUN-
CIL. In reply to Governor General's Despatch, No.
112, 30th August 1853, forwarding Copies of Addresses
on the occasion

Jan. 14, 1854 (8) SEPARATION OF NORTHERN DISTRICTS. Reply

to Governor's Despatch, No. 114, of 6th September, for-
warding a representation on the subject from certain
members of the Legislative Council

(The Right Hon. Sir George Grey.)

July 2, 1854 (8) COLLECTION OF CUSTOMS DUTIES, and establish

ment of CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JURISDICTION
ON THE RIVER MURRAY. Reply to Governor's
Despatch, No. 160, of 20th December, on the subject

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July 3, 1854 (9) ACTS FOR ALTERING THE CONSTITUTION, and
granting a Civil List to Her Majesty. Referring to the
several enactments recently received from the Austra-
lian Colonies. States REASONS FOR DEFERRING
THE PROPOSED MEASURES THEREON UNTIL
THE NEXT SESSION OF PARLIAMENT

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Aug. 10, 1854 (25) Acknowledging PETITION TO HER MAJESTY from
Inhabitants of Maitland and the Neighbourhood

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Sept. 19, 1853 (156) | OPENING OF SESSION OF LEGISLATIVE COUN-
CIL. Lieutenant-Governor's Address on opening the
Session, containing a general REVIEW OF THE
STATE OF THE COLONY, together with reply of
the Council thereto

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Extension of the franchise to persons occupying the
waste lands of the Crown for the purpose of mining.

RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT. Communicating the
copy of a Despatch addressed to Governor General Sir
C. A. FizRoy, on this subject

VICTORIA.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

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July 21, 1853 (35) OPENING OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
Lieut.-Governor's Address on opening the Session, con-
taining a GENERAL REVIEW OF THE STATE OF
THE COLONY, together with the reply of the Council
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Nov. 10, 1853 (78)
(Extract.)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

Nov. 10, 1853 (76) ACT No. 3 of 1853, "TO ESTABLISH A PARLIA-
MENT IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA," transmitted with
expression of wish of Legislature that the necessary Par-
liamentary Enactment should be proceeded with at once
without reference to the other Australian Colonies

SUBJECT.

Nov. 10, 1853 (77) ACT No. 7, 1853, for GRANTING A CIVIL LIST to
Her Majesty

RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT. Its introduction
adverted to in the Lieutenant Governor's Address.

Aug. 4, 1853
(Confidential).

July 3, 1854 (7)

Necessity for repeal of the Imperial Land Sale's Act,
5 & 6 Vict. c. 36.

Legislation with reference to matters involving Impe
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Nov. 19, 1853 (82) ESTABLISHMENT OF RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT. Reply to the Duke of Newcastle's Despatch of 4th August 1853, on this subject

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Jan. 31, 1854 (17) OPPOSITION TO PROPOSED CONSTITUTION
ACTS. Reporting on the subject with reference to the
proceedings of a recent Public Meeting, and to a ME-
MORIAL TO HER MAJESTY adopted thereat
Explanation of the course taken by the Local Govern-
ment on the question of the Amendment of the Con-
stitution.

DESPATCHES FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

Feb. 14, 1854 (26) MEMORIAL TO HER MAJESTY. Enclosing the Memorial referred to in the foregoing Despatch, together with a Minute of the Executive Council thereon

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Memorandum on the collection of Duties claimed by
the neighbouring colonies on river-borne goods.

(The Right Hon. Sir John S. Pakington.)

May 11, 1852 (13) RESERVATION OF BILLS for signification of Her Majesty's pleasure. Instructions with reference to a recent Act regulating the Customs

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(The Duke of Newcastle.)

RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT. Communicating the copy of a Despatch to Governor General Sir C. A. FitzRoy on this subject

(The Right Hon. Sir George Grey.)

ACTS FOR ALTERING THE AUSTRALIAN CONSTITUTIONS. Reasons which have rendered it necessary for Her Majesty's Government to postpone the consideration of these Enactments

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VAN DIEMEN'S LAND.

DESPATCHES FROM LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR SIR W. DENISON.

Date and Number.

Oct. 24, 1853 (228)
(Extract.)

Aug. 25, 1853 (179) NEW CONSTITUTION. Recommending that the same
privilege proposed for the other Australian Colonies
should be accorded to Van Diemen's Land

SUBJECT.

Aug. 4, 1853
(Confidential.)

DESPATCHES FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS. Reporting proceed-
ings in the Legislative Council

Resolutions respecting the principles to be embodied
in proposed Constitutional Bill

July 3, 1854

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(The Duke of Newcastle.)

Mar. 21, 1853 (50) EXERCISE OF FRANCHISE BY CONDITIONALLY
PARDONED CONVICTS. Confirmation of Colonial
Act, No. 3., 1852

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June 15, 1853 (89) RESERVATION OF BILLS for the signification of Her
Majesty's pleasure. Instructions on the subject with re-
ference to a recent Act for regulating the customs

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RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT. Communicating the
copy of a Despatch addressed to Governor General Sir
C. A. FitzRoy on this subject

WESTERN AUSTRALIA.

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Jan. 4, 1854 (10) NEW CONSTITUTION. Reply to Sir W. Denison's
Despatch, No. 179, August 25, 1853

DESPATCHES FROM GOVERNOR FITZGERALD.

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Provision to be made for Civil List and Military Ex

penditure, &c., in the event of similar concessions
being made to Van Diemen's Land as accorded to the
other Australian Colonies.

ACTS FOR ALTERING THE AUSTRALIAN CON-
STITUTIONS. Reasons which have rendered it neces-
sary for Her Majesty's Government to postpone the con-
sideration of these Enactments

May 30, 1853 (19) This Despatch, printed in the Papers on "Convict Disci-
pline, Australian Colonies," presented by Her Majesty's
Command, May 1854, adverts at par. 7, page 170, to the
position of the Colony of Western Australia with refer-
ence to the pending Constitutional Question.

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VAN DIEMEN'S
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WESTERN AUSTRALIA.

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