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The Story of Our Colonies; With Sketches of Their Present Condition (Paperback) Loot Price: R406
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The Story of Our Colonies; With Sketches of Their Present Condition (Paperback): Henry Richard Fox Bourne
The Story of Our Colonies; With Sketches of Their Present Condition (Paperback): Henry Richard Fox Bourne

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The Story of Our Colonies; With Sketches of Their Present Condition (Paperback)

Henry Richard Fox Bourne

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1869 Excerpt: ... m.--OUR COLONIAL GOLD-FIELDS. The following information is taken chiefly from the Colonization Circular for 1869: --1. Victoria.--About one-third of the colony, or an area of nearly 30,000 square miles, is supposed to have gold under its surface; but of this area only a tenth has, as yet, been laid open to miners, and less than one three-hundredth, or about 600,000 acres, has been actually opened up. Many of the parts require more elaborate mechanical working and more scientific skill than are possessed by ordinary gold-seekers. The whole colony, with the exception of the immediate vicinity of Melbourne, is divided, for mining purposes, into seven principal districts. "Miners' Rights," or licences, are granted for any number of years not exceeding fifteen, at the rate of 5 a year, and about 600,000 have hitherto been issued. "In each of the seven mining districts there is a legislative body termed a Mining Board. These boards are empowered to make bye-laws, applicable to the district generally, with respect to mining affairs and occupation under business licences. Each of these boards consists of ten members, four of whom retire from each board annually by rotation, when their places are supplied by the election of four others to fill the vacancies, or by the re-election of the retiring members. The members of the mining boards are elected by ballot, and each male holder of a ' Miner's Eight' is entitled to a vote. Each district has its separate Court of Mines, which is a Court of Record, and is presided over by a District Judge. One of the judges of the Supreme Court is appointed to act as Chief Judge of the Court of Mines. The Courts of Mines have jurisdiction to hear and determine all suits cognizable by a court of law or by a court of equity which ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Henry Richard Fox Bourne
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 104
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-95899-1
Barcode: 9781150958991
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-95899-5

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