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Entered on Record by me in the Register of Patents No. 17, page 110, this twenty-third day of October, a.d. one thousand nine hundred and twenty-nine.
(Signed) G. W. WATSON,
Under Secretary, Chief Secretary's Department.
Commission.
George the Fifth, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India:—

To The Honourable Hereward Humfry Henchman, M.A., LL.M., a Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland, James Cadell Garrick, Esquire, Barrister-at-Law, and Frederick James McCarthy, Esquire, Barrister-at-Law, Acting Commissioner of Stamp Duties.

Greeting:

Whereas by a Commission under our hand we constituted and appointed you, The Honourable Hereward Humfry Henchman, M.A., LL.M., a Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland, James Cadell Garrick, Esquire, Barrister-at- Law, and Frederick James McCarthy, Esquire, Barrister-at-Law, Acting Commissioner of Stamp Duties, to be our Commissioners for the purpose of inquiring into the control and management of horse-racing and racecourses and other matters therein mentioned in an area defined in our said Commission: And whereas it is expedient in the public interest that full and careful inquiry should also be made into the same matters as are set out in our said Commission in a further area—to wit, such area as will include the racecourse at or near Strathpine in our said State, and known as the Strathpine Racecourse: Now, therefore, know ye that we, reposing especial trust in your zeal, knowledge, learning, industry, discretion, and ability, do by these presents, by and with the advice of Our Executive Council of Our State of Queensland, constitute and appoint you, the said Honourable Hereward Humfry Henchman, James Cadell Garrick, and Frederick James McCarthy, to be our Commissioners for the purpose of inquiring into the matters hereinbefore mentioned and any other matter pertaining thereto as to you should seem meet: And we do hereby require and enjoin you to make diligent inquiry into the matters aforesaid, and for the purpose to exercise all the powers conferred upon a Commission by "The Official Inquiries Evidence Act of 1910 to 1929" or any Act or Acts in substitution therefor or in amendment thereof: And We furthermore command and enjoin you to summon before you and to examine all such persons as may appear to you able to inform you concerning the premises and to cause to be taken down in shorthand and reduced into writing the evidence of the several witnesses that may appear before you, and such evidence, together with a full and faithful report touching the matters aforesaid, to transmit to the Honourable The Premier and Chief Secretary of Our said State: And We do hereby appoint you, the said Honourable Hereward Humfry Henchman, to be Chairman of this Our said Commission.

In Testimony Whereof, we have caused the Public Seal of Our said State to be hereunto affixed.
Witness Our Trusty and Well-beloved His Excellency Sir Thomas Herbert John Chapman Goodwin, Lieutenant-General on the Retired List and in the Reserve of Officers of Our Army, Knight Commander of Our Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Companion of Our Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Companion of Our Distinguished Service Order, Governor of Our State of Queensland and its Dependencies, in the Commonwealth of Australia, at Government House, Brisbane, this twenty-third day of October, in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and twenty-nine and in the twentieth year of Our Reign.
(Signed) JOHN GOODWIN.
By His Excellency's Command:
(Signed) A. E. MOORE.