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Sydney: Thomas Richards, Government Printer, 1861. Foolscap, 4pp. Reproduces telegraphic correspondence between the Gold Commissioner Cloete at Burrangong and various police officers regarding the warrant for the arrest of Mr. James Torpy and three others charged with initiating violence against the Chinese on the Burrangong goldfields.
Sydney: Government printer, 23 November, 1887. Single foolscap sheet, slightly foxed. This notice prints a dispatch from detective Jules P. Rochaix to the Sydney Inspector General of Police, reporting the imminent retrenchment of 200 Chinese miners from the Nickel Company of New Caledonia, and fears that they will come to.....
Melbourne: Government printer, 13 September, 1888. Single foolscap sheet, a little foxed, good. Being a census of recent Chinese migrants having arrived at the Port of in Melbourne (return to parliament stating names of all vessels conveying Chinese passengers, names of captains and owners thereof, those alighted, poll-tax, sundry details).....
London: George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode for HMSO, 1862. Foolscap folio, 72pp., fine in full red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, gilt lettering, original titling wrappers bound in. A most attractive copy of an important document in South Australian legal history, collecting despatches and correspondence relating the controversial career.....
Adelaide: Government printer, 31 August, 1875. Single foolscap leaf, recent brown card wrapps. Petition of complaint prepared by Melbourne architectural firm Wright and Taylor for non-payment by the government of South Australia, for plans for the new Houses of Parliament.
Adelaide: Government printer, 1864.
Snagging on the Murray RiverFoolscap folio, 2pp, very good in recent card wrapps. Regards outstanding payments for services clearing the Murray River of snags - Mr. Hutchinson was a contracter whose barge Grappler was engaged in clearing operations.
Adelaide: Government printer, 1852.
Australian numismatic historyFoolscap folio, 3pp, very good in recent card wrapps. Good source of primary information on South Australian numismatic history: names, wages, rates and sundry details of all staff employed in minting coins. Divided into the following groupings: Crude gold assaying and smelting, chemical.....
Adelaide: Government printer, 1840-, 1875.
Early Environmental law in South AustraliaQuarto, very good in old marbled paper card covers with contemporary notes and amendments in ink. Collection of South Australian legislation of 1840-1875, bound in series, comprising the following: No. 10. 24 December 1858. An Act to consolidate and.....
Melbourne: Government printer, 1881. Single foolscap sheet, fine. 'Despatch from the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies relative to the representation of the Intercolonial conference respecting the introduction of Chinese immigrants by the Government of Western Australia.'.
Melbourne: John Ferres, 1865. Foolscap folio; recent quarter calf. The systems of defence of the colony of Victoria are investigated by the select committee; much of the report is taken up with the supply and manufacture of gunpowder and weaponry in the colony of Victoria. Witnesses include government geologist Alfred.....
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, 2 December, 1856. Single foolscap sheet. Regulations divided into six parts: camps in designated locations, power of the state to relocate Chinese settlements on the goldfields, appointment of Headmen, water use restrictions, aid to be afforded sick and invalid miners, and the settlement of disputes.....
Adelaide: Hussey & Gillinhgam, 1907. Octavo, 78 pp, later cloth, fine; bookplate of Geoffrey Farmer. History of the administration of northern Australia by the government of South Australia, written with a view to pro-active change: 'the effective occupation of the Northern Territory is the greatest problem confronting Australia.'.