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302 THE BRITISH EMPIRE: — TASMANIA

Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning^ South Australia.

Annual Statistical Register.

Census of South Australia, taken on the 5th April, 1891. Parts I. to IX. Fol. Ade- laide, 1891-94.

Blackmore (E. G.), The Law of the Constitution of South Australia. Adelaide, 1894.

Broione (H. Y. L.), A Record of the Mines of South Australia. Adelaide, 1890.

Conigrave (J. F.), South Australia : a Slcetch of its History and Resources. A Handbook compiled for the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in London, 1886. Adelaide, 1886.

Finniss (B. T.), The Constitutional History of South Australia (1836-1857). London, 1886

Ootiger (R.), The Founding of South Australia. Edited by E. Hodder. London, 1898.

Harcus (William), South Australia : its History, Resources, Productions, and Statistics.

Hodder (Edwin), The History of South Australia. With Maps. 2 vols. 8 London, 1893.

Newland (S.), The Far North Country. Adelaide, 1887.

B(»C8(W. L.), Sir George Grey, K.C.B. : His Life and Times. 2nd edition. 2 vols. 8.

Woods (.1. D.), The Province of South Australia, With a Sketch of the Northern Territory by H. D. Wilson. Adelaide, 1894.

TASMANIA. Constitution and Government.

The Constitution of Tasmania was established by Act 18 Yict. Kg. 17, supplemented by Act 49 Yict. No. 8, passed in 1886. By these Acts a Legislative Council and a House of Assembly are constituted, called the Parliament of Tasmania. The Legislative Council is composed of eighteen members, elected by all natural- born or naturalised subjects of the Crown who possess either a free- hold worth 151. a year, or a leasehold of 50^., or are barristers or solicitors on roll of Supreme Court, medical practitioners duly qualified, and all subjects holding a commission or possessing a degree. Each member is elected for six years. Members of the Legislative Council, and also of the House of Assembly, are paid 100^. per annum, and have the right to free railway passes, and of franking through the post-office and telegraph department. The House of Assembly consists of thirty-seven members, elected by all whose names appear on valuation rolls as owners or occupiers of property, or who are in receipt of income of 40^. per annum (of which 201. must have been received during last six months before claim to vote is sent in), and who have continuously resided in Tasmania for over 1 2 months. The Assembly is elected for three years. The number of electors for the Legislative Council at date 1898 was 9,359 or 5*45 of the total population, and for the House of Assembly 31,613 or 18*41 of the total population. The legislative authority vests in both Houses, while the executive is vested in a Governor appointed by the Crown.