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APPENDIX, No. III.

ANNO QUARTO & QUINTO

GULIELMI IV. REGIS.


CAP. XCV.

An Act to empower his Majesty to erect South Australia into a British Province or Provinces,[1] and to provide for the Colonization and Government thereof. [15th August, 1834.]

His Majesty may establish One or more Provinces in that Part of Australia herein described.

Whereas that part of Australia which lies between the meridians of the one hundred and thirty-second and one hundred and forty-first degrees of east longi-

  1. The words "or Provinces" were inserted after the word "Province," throughout the Act, by the desire of a noble and learned Lord, who wished that the Colony should be divided into many provinces, in order that it should not become independent. In order to avert opposition to the Bill, some other suggestions, not much less absurd, were adopted. But none