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BRITISH PROCLAMATION appointing the Date of Extension of the Boundaries of New Zealand to include Cook Group and other Islands.-Auckland, June 10, 1901.
(L.S.) RANFURLY, Governor.
WHEREAS by Order in Council dated the 13th day of May, 1901, and made under "The Colonial Boundaries Act, 1895,"+ it has been ordered by His Majesty the King that on and after a date to be appointed by the Governor of the Colony of New Zealand, by Proclamation under his band and the Public Seal of the Colony, the boundaries of the Colony of New Zealand should be extended so as to include the islands of the Cook group, and all other the islands and territories then or thereafter forming part of His Majesty's dominions situate within the boundary - lines therein mentioned, being the boundary lines specified in the Schedule hereto;
And whereas the aforesaid extension of boundaries has been consented to by Resolution of both Houses of the General Assembly of the Colony:
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred upon me by the said Order in Council, and of all other powers and authorities enabling me in this behalf, and in the presence of His Royal Highness the Duke of Cornwall and York, who in token thereof hath been graciously pleased to sign his name hereto, I, Uchter John Mark, Earl of Ranfurly, the Governor of the Colony of New Zealand, do hereby proclaim and appoint the 11th day of June, 1901, to be the date on and after which the boundaries of the Colony shall be, and be deemed to be, extended as specified in the said Order in Council.
A line commencing at a point at the intersection of the 23rd 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
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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 point of intersection of the 23rd degree of south latitude and the 156th degree of longitude west of Greenwich.
Given under the hand of his Excellency the Right Honourable Uchter John Mark, Earl of Ranfurly, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Governor and Commander-in-chief in and over His Majesty's Colony of New Zealand and its dependencies, and issued under the Seal of the said Colony at the Government House at Auckland, this 10th day of June, in the year of our Lord 1901.
R. J. SEDDON.
J. G. WARD.
Approved in Council:
J. F. ANDREWS, Acting Clerk of the Executive Council.
BRITISH PROCLAMATION relative to the Exercise of British Jurisdiction in Tonga.-Nukualofa, February 16,
By his Excellency Sir George Thomas Michael O'Brien, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, His Britannic Majesty's High Commissioner for the Western Pacific.
(L.S.) G. T. M. O'BRIEN.
WHEREAS the Treaty between Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India, and His Majesty the King of the Tonga Islands, concluded and signed at Nukualofa, on the 18th May, in the year of our Lord 1900, by the Plenipotentiaries of their said Majesties, has now been duly ratified by their respective Majesties, I, George Thomas Michael O'Brien, do hereby proclaim that from and after this date His Britannic Majesty's Agent and Consul in Tonga will exercise the jurisdiction vested in Her Majesty by Article V of the said Treaty. The said Article runs and makes provision as follows:
"The jurisdiction to be exercised by Her Majesty in Tonga shall extend to the hearing and settlement of all claims of a civil nature against British subjects or foreigners, and against British or foreign vessels by whomsoever preferred, and to the trial and punishment of all offences and crimes of which British subjects or foreigners may be accused in Tonga, except as hereinafter provided. All such cases, whether civil or criminal, shall be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of The Pacific Order in Council, 1893,' and of any Order amending the same so far as applicable. The authorities of Tonga shall at all times to the utmost of their power, when called upon by the British Agent, render aid in making arrests or in enforcing judgments in pursuance of this jurisdiction:
"Provided that British subjects and foreigners charged with violations of the laws and regulations of Tonga relating to customs, taxation, public health, and local police, not cognizable as such under the provisions of The Pacific Order in Council, 1893,' shall continue to be amenable to the jurisdiction of the Tongan Courts. The proceedings at all such trials shall be public, and the records thereof accessible."
Given at Nukualofa, Tonga, this 16th day of February, 1901. By command,
M. KING, Secretary.
Western Pacific High Commission.
BRITISH REGULATION prohibiting the Supply of Arms, de.. to Natives of the Western Pacific Islands.-October 4, 1893.
Victoria, by the grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c.
Queen's Regulation (made in the name of and on behalf of Her Britannic Majesty by Her Majesty's High Commissioner for the Western Pacific, under the provisions of "The Pacific Order in Council, 1893 "*) to prohibit the Supply of Arms, Ammunition, and Explosive Substances to Natives of the Western Pacific Islands.
(L.S.) JOHN B. THURSTON.
1. In this Regulation the expression "Western Pacific" means and includes any of the following islands or places, namely:
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(1.) The groups of islands known as
The Union Islands.
The Ellice Islands.
The Gilbert Islands.
The Solomon Islands, not included in the German Protectorate. The Santa Cruz Islands.
(2.) All other islands within the limits of "The Pacific Order in Council, 1893" (with the exception of the Tongan and Samoan Islands).
The expression "the waters of the Western Pacific Islands," means the waters within 3 miles of any of the islands or places included in the Western Pacific Islands.
The word "arms" means every kind of fire-arms and any part or parts of fire-arms.
The word "ammunition" means every kind of ammunition for fire-arms and any material for the preparation thereof.
The expression "explosive substance" means gunpowder, nitroglycerine, dynamite, gun-cotton, blasting powder, and every other substance used or manufactured with a view to produce a practical effect by explosion.
The word "native" shall mean and include any native of any island in the Pacific Ocean other than a person of European descent.
2. British vessels within the waters of the Western Pacific Islands, and vessels within the territorial waters of such of the said islands as are for the time being British settlements, or under the protection of Her Majesty, shall not carry arms or ammunition. But this prohibition shall not be held to prevent or forbid the carriage by any such vessel for the protection of the same, and of the persons therein, and otherwise for the ordinary lawful purposes of such vessel, of arms and ammunition in quantities not exceeding those herein specified, viz. :—
One rifle or shot-gun and one pistol for every member of the crew of such vessel, whose names shall be on the articles, and for every bona fide passenger (other than a native) on board such vessel.
100 rounds of ammunition for every such rifle, shot-gun, or pistol on board.
Cannons or swivel guns forming part of the ordinary equipment of any such vessel, together with 100 rounds of ammunition for every such gun.
The carriage of arms and ammunition as cargo, consigned to, and intended only for the use of, a person (other than a native) resident within the Western Pacific Islands, shall be deemed to be an
ordinary lawful purpose of such vessel: Provided always that the total amount of arms and ammunition carried on board such vessel shall not exceed the above specified quantities.
3. Persons within the Western Pacific Islands subject to the jurisdiction of the High Commissioner's Court, shall not give, sell, or otherwise supply, any arms, ammunition, or explosive substance to any native.
4. Any person subject to the jurisdiction of the High Commissioner's Court, who shall carry, or aid, or abet the carriage of any arms or ammunition in any British vessel within the waters of the Western Pacific Islands, except as permitted by this Regulation, shall be guilty of an offence against this Regulation.
5. Every person subject to the jurisdiction of the High Commissioner's Court, who shall within the Western Pacific Islands give, sell, or otherwise supply, or aid, or assist in supplying any arms, or any single fire-arm, or any ammunition or explosive substance, to any native shall be guilty of an offence against this Regulation.
6. Any person guilty of an offence against this Regulation shall, on conviction thereof, be liable to punishment as follows:
(1.) Imprisonment for any term not exceeding three months, with or without hard labour, and with or without a fine not exceeding 101.; or
(2.) A fine alone, not exceeding 107., without any imprisonment.
7. Regulation No. 1 of 1893,* intituled "A Regulation to prohibit the Supply of Arms, Ammunition, and Explosive Substances to Natives of the Western Pacific Islands," is hereby repealed; but any offence against such Regulation committed before the coming into force of this Regulation may be dealt with and shall be punishable as if such Regulation were still in force.
8. This Regulation may be cited as "The Arms Regulation Amendment Regulation, 1893."
Published and exhibited in the Public Office of the High Commissioner, this 4th day of October, 1893.
Secretary to the High Commissioner.
* Vol. LXXXV, page 1276.