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degree of south latitude, and the 156th degree of longitude west of Greenwich, and proceeding due north to the point of intersection of the 8th degree of south latitude and the 156th degree of longitude west of Greenwich; thence due west to the point of intersection of the 8th degree of south latitude and the 167th degree of longitude west of Greenwich; thence due south to the point of intersection of the 17th degree of south latitude and the 167th degree of longitude west of Greenwich; thence due west to the point of intersection of the 17th degree of south latitude and the 170th degree of longitude west of Greenwich, thence due south to the point of intersection of the 23rd degree of south latitude and the 170th degree of longitude west of Greenwich; and thence due east to the starting point at the intersection of the 23rd degree of south latitude and the 156th degree of longitude west of Greenwich.
A. W. FITZROY.
BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, relative to Jurisdiction in Territories adjacent to the Gold Coast Colony.—London, September 26, 1901.
At the Court at St. James's, the 26th day of September, 1901. PRESENT: THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.
Lord George Hamilton.
Mr. St. John Brodrick.
WHEREAS His Majesty has power and jurisdiction within divers countries on the West Coast of Africa, near or adjacent to His Majesty's Gold Coast Colony;
And whereas by an Order of Her late Majesty Queen Victoria in Council, bearing date the 29th day of December, 1887,* it was provided that it should be lawful for the Legislative Council for the time being of the Gold Coast Colony, by Ordinance or Ordinances, to exercise and provide for giving effect to all such powers and jurisdiction as Her late Majesty might at any time before or after the passing of the said Order in Council have acquired in the said countries near or adjacent to the Gold Coast Colony, and certain other provisions were by the said Order made for such purpose;
* Vol. LXXVIII, page 834.
And whereas it is expedient to revoke the said Order in Council of the 29th day of December, 1887:
Now, therefore, His Majesty, in pursuance of the powers by "The Foreign Jurisdiction Act, 1890," or otherwise, in His Majesty vested, is pleased, by and with the advice of his Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:
1. The Order of the 29th day of December, 1887, is hereby revoked.
2. All Ordinances, or reputed Ordinances, enacted, or purporting to have been enacted by the Legislative Council for the time being of the Gold Coast Colony, for the purpose of giving effect to any such powers and jurisdiction as Her late Majesty may at any time before or after the passing of the said Order in Council, or before or after the respective dates of such Ordinances, have acquired in the said territories near or adjacent to the Gold Coast Colony which have received the assent of Her late Majesty in Council, or which have received the assent of the Governor of the said Colony in the name and on behalf of Her late Majesty, or of His Majesty, shall be, and shall be deemed to have been, valid and effectual from the date of such assent for all purposes whatever: Provided that nothing herein contained shall be deemed to give effect to any Ordinance which has been disallowed by her late Majesty, or which has expired or has been lawfully repealed, or to prevent the lawful disallowance or repeal of any such Ordinance.
3. All acts done within the territories aforesaid, under authority of the said Order in Council of the 29th day of December, 1887, in the exercise of the powers and authorities granted, or purporting to be granted, thereby within the territories aforesaid, shall be and are hereby declared to be and to have been done lawfully.
4. This Order shall come into operation on a day to be fixed by the Governor of the Gold Coast Colony, by notice published in the "Gold Coast Government Gazette."
And the Right Honourable Joseph Chamberlain, one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, is to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
A. W. FITZROY.
BRITISH PROCLAMATION, extending the Provisions of "The Pacific Order in Council, 1893," to Ocean Island or Paanopa.-Fiji, November 28, 1900.
By his Excellency Sir George Thomas Michael O'Brien, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michae! and St. George, Her Britannic Majesty's High Commissioner for the Western Pacific.
(L.S.) G. T. M. O'BRIEN.
THE Secretary of State for the Colonies having issued to the Pacific Islands Company (Limited) a licence for the collection of guano and other fertilizing substances from Ocean Island, otherwise Paanopa, it is hereby notified that the provisions of "The Pacific Order in Council, 1893," and of such of the Queen's Regulations made in accordance therewith as apply to the islands of the Gilbert and Ellice Protectorate, are extended to all persons living or being within the limits of the said island, which from this date shall be included within the jurisdiction of the Resident Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Protectorate aforesaid.
Whereof let all men take notice, and order themselves accordingly. By command,
M. KING, Secretary.
Office of the High Commissioner for the Western Pacific, Suva, Fiji, November 28, 1900.
BRITISH PROCLAMATION, taking Possession of Ocean Island, or Paanopa.—September 28, 1901.
IN the name of His Majesty Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Emperor of India, &c.
By Reginald Godfrey Otway Tupper, Esq., Captain in His Majesty's fleet, and Deputy Commissioner for the Western Pacific, commanding His Majesty's ship Pylades.
WHEREAS I have it in command from His Majesty King Edward, through his Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, to hoist the
* Vol. LXXXV, page 1053.
British flag on Ocean Island, otherwise Paanopa, situated in latitude 0° 52' south, longitude 169° 35' east:
Now, therefore, I, Reginald Godfrey Otway Tupper, do hoist the British flag, showing thereby that the jurisdiction of the Resident Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Protectorate is extended to Ocean Island, otherwise Paanopa, as notified by his Excellency Sir George Thomas Michael O'Brien, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, His Majesty's High Commissioner for the Western Pacific, under date the 28th day of November, 1900.*
Given under my hand at Ocean Island, otherwise Paanopa, this 28th day of September, 1901.
REGINALD GODFREY OTWAY TUPPER.
JOHN KIDDLE, Lieutenant, R.N.
W. TELFER CAMPBELL, Deputy Commissioner.
God save the King!
PROCÈS-VERBAL de Prise de Possession de l'Ile Rimatara et Dépendances (lots Maria) par la France.-Amaru, le 2 Septembre, 1901.†
CE jourd'hui, 2 Septembre, 1901, à 10 heures du matin, M. Édouard Petit, Gouverneur des Établissements Français de l'Océanie, accompagné de MM. Dejean, Capitaine de Frégate, commandant l'aviso-transport ia Durance; Charlier, Procureur de la République, Chef du Service Judiciaire, Rey et Dumont, Enseignes de Vaisseau ; Benoist, Aspirant de première classe; Camenen, Commissaire de deuxième classe, Officier d'Administration; et Delabaude, Médecin de deuxième classe, Officiers de la Durance,
Elis, Lieutenant d'Infanterie Coloniale, représentant l'armée coloniale,
Garnier, Capitaine de Port à Papeete,
Cadousteau, Interprète Principal du Gouvernement,
Est descendu à Amaru pour arborer sur l'Ile Rimatara le pavillon Français.
La compagnie de débarquement de la Durance, commandée par
* Page 1303.
From the "Journal Officiel des Établissements Français de l'Océanie" of September 5, 1901.
M. Gendre, Enseigne de Vaisseau, était rangée auprès du mât de pavillon, en tête duquel flottait le drapeau du Protectorat.
Au moment où le Gouverneur se dirigeait vers le mât de pavillon une manifestation touchante s'est produite. Les trois fils de la Reine de Rimatara: Narii, Tairiata, Tamatoa, principaux dignitaires de l'île, suivis de toute la foule réunie à Amaru, se sont présentés devant le Gouverneur et devant leur mère Temaeva V, en leur offrant les hommages de la population et en renouvelant solennellement la demande d'annexion de leur pays à la France faite le 6 Juin, 1901.
Le Gouverneur, après avoir adressé la parole à la population, a annoncé que, sur les instances du Gouvernement de l'île et en vertu des pouvoirs qui lui ont été conférés, il prenait possession de l'Ile Rimatara et de ses dépendances, les Ilots Maria, au nom de la France.
Il a ensuite ordonné d'amener le pavillon du Protectorat et de le remplacer par le pavillon Français, qui a été immédiatement arboré au cri de "Vive la République Française!" poussé par la foule. La compagnie de débarquement présenta alors les armes, pendant que le clairon sonnait au drapeau.
En même temps la Durance saluait nos couleurs de vingt et un coups de canon et la compagnie de débarquement faisait trois salves de mousqueterie en leur honneur.
Fait à Amaru (Ile Rimatara) les jour, mois et an que dessus.