Intercolonial Conference : minutes of proceedings of the Intercolonial Conference held at Sydney, January 1881
"Presented to both Houses of Parliament by His Excellency's command"
New South Wales delegates: Sir Henry Parkes (chairman) (Colonial Secretary) and James Watson (Colonial Treasurer)
Victorian delegates: Graham Berry (Chief Secretary) and William M. K. Vale (Attorney-General)
South Australian delegates: William Morgan (Chief Secretary) and Charles Mann (Treasurer)
Queensland delegates: Arthur Hunter Palmer (Colonial Secretary) and Boyd Dunlop Morehead (Postmaster-General)
Tasmanian delegates: William Robert Giblin (Colonial Treasurer) and William Moore (Colonial Secretary)
Western Australia delegate: Chief Justice [Henry] Wrenfordsley (member of Executive Council)
Appendix A: Bills agreed to by the Conference - Bill intituled an Act to provide for the establishment of an Australasian Court of Appeal, Bill to provide for the execution in [Victoria] of warrants of apprehension issued in other colonies, Bill to restrict the influx of Chinese, and a bill copied from the Queensland Act to regulate the immigration of Chinese and to make provision against their becoming a charge upon the Colony
Appendix B: Bills considered but not agreed to by the Conference - Bill to establish a Federal Council of Australia, Act to render judgments which have been obtained in the Supreme Court of any of the other Australian colonies effectual in Tasmania, Bill to provide for the validity within [Victoria] of letters patent for inventions granted and trade-marks registered in the other Australian Colonies, and Bill to increase the remedies of creditors against persons in other Australasian colonies and also to enable judgments of the courts of those Colonies to be enforced in
Appendix C: Remonstrance addressed to the Secretary of State [Earl of Kimberley] against the introduction of Chinese by the Government of Western Australia at the public expense as executed by members of Conference (Henry Parkes, Graham Berry, William M. K. Vale, James Watson, Thomas Dick (Colonial Sec. New Zealand), William Morgan, C. Mann, A. H. Palmer, Boyd D. Morehead, W. R. Giblin & W. Moore) - Petition of [NSW] fruit growers signed by Charles Carroll (grower Hunter's Hill), J. Lyons (shipper Elizabeth St.), Crawford & Jessep (shippers 9 Market St.), Samuel Small (grower Ryde) and 168 others not listed - Memorandum re. cost of postage on correspondence transmitted via Brindisi signed F. W. Jackson, G.P.O. [Melb.] 11/1/81 - New expedition for Dr. Leichardt's party (comprising 2 letters from Ferdinand von Muller to Graham Berry) - Text of the Anti-Chinese Bill lately passed in California - Letter from B. Cowderoy (sec. Melbourne Chamber of Commerce) to the Chief Secretary regarding introduction of decimal system of weights for selling grain and produce - Letter from H. Benjamin H. Dods & Hugh McColl MLA to the Intercolonial Conference secretary regarding irrigation - Outrages in the islands of the Pacific : appendix to report of Committee appointed to examine the acts and papers relating to the appointment of High Commissioner (comprising 1. Telegram to A. H. Palmer (Colonial Secretary Qld.) from William J. Hartley (owner of schooner Prosperity), 2. Letter from Julian Thomas to the Conference secretary, 3. 2 articles on "South Sea Massacres" by "The Vagabond" (Julian Thomas) extracted from the Sydney Daily Telegraph of 11th December 1880 and 17th January 1881, 4. "Murderous Outrage by Solomon Islanders" regarding massacre of the Esperanza crew extracted from the Sydney Morning Herald of 21st August 1880, 5. "Massacre in the South Seas" regarding massacre of crew of the trading steamer Ripple extracted from Sydney Morning Herald of 30th September 1880, 6. "Another Massacre in the South Seas" regarding the massacre of the crew of the Annie Brooks extracted from the Sydney Morning Herald of 2nd December 1880, 7. The Leader from the Sydney Morning Herald of 30th November 1880 regarding the massacre of Lieutenant Bower and 5 seamen of H.M.S. Sandfly, 8. Leaders from the Sydney Morning Herald of 29th September 1880 regarding the murder of Captain Ferguson, 9. Extracts from Sydney Daily Telegraph of 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 13th and 16th December 1880 on the subject of massacres in the South Seas - including 2 letters to the editor signed "J. G. K." and "Queenslander"
Other mentions A-J: Aborigines' Protection Society [London] 68, Act of the Parliament of Tasmania of the twenty-first Victoria n. 20 p. 50, Afghanistan p. 77, Africa 77, Agnes McDonald (ship) 69, Annie Brooks (schooner) 67, 72, Aoba (New Hebrides) 69, Aratuga (Polynesian native) 67, 69, The Argus 79, Auckland p. 69, Australia (steamship) 70, Australian federal constitution p. 11, Banks Islands p. p. Beagle (cruiser) p. 74, 80, General Boom (character in Offenbach's opera (Charles Kenney translation) The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein) p. 79, Borealis (ship) p. 67, 69, Bougainville Island p. 71,73, Lieut. Bower p. 80, Brindisi p. 64, Brooke [i.e,. Brooker] islanders p. 72, Rev. George Brown (Port Hunter, Duke of York Island) p. 71, A. C. Budge p. 9, California Anti-Chinese Bill [probably refers to the new Californian State Constitution of 1879 Article XIX Section 4 forbidding corporations from hiring Chinese coolies and empowering Californian cities/counties to expel Chinese or limit where they could reside] p. 66, Campbell (murdered Annie Brooks crewman) p. 72, Canada [Patent] Act 1872 No. 26 p. 51, 52, Cape de Gros (Bougainville Island) p. 71, Carl (brig) p. 68,77, Rev. [James] Chalmers p. 72, Chambers's Encyclopaedia p. 8, John [i.e. Jean?] Chambord (French naturalist murdered Jannes Bay, Moresby Island) p. 72, Chinese Immigrants Regulation Act [Queensland] 1877 16, 39, 40, 42, [August?] Classen (Leichardt's brother in law?) p. 65, Collolanghangra p. 70, [Edward] Combes (NSW MP) p. 69, Committee Appointed [by the Intercolonial Conference] to Examine the Acts and Papers Relating to the Appointment of the High Commissioner [for the Western Pacific] p. 16, 67, Cooktown (Qld.) p. 67, 72, Walter Coote (letter writer to the Argus) p. 79, Cormorant (ship) p. 75,78,79, Court of Appeal (proposed) 4,24,25,26,28,29, Cowlishaw Brothers p. 70,71, Danae (ship) p. 69,70, Captain Daly (owner of the Heather Bell) p. 69, Dauntless (ship) p. 67, 69, Davis (mate on the Ripple) p. 71, Duke of York Island[s] p. 71, Eddystone Island p. 70, Sir Thomas Elder p. 65, Emerald (ship) 69, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, Erebus (ship) p. 65, Esperanza (ship) p. 69,70,75, Exeter-Hall policy 67,68 69,74,75,79,80, Farm Cove p. 74,75,78, Federal Council of Australais (proposed) p. 10, 11, 14, 43, 44,45, 46,47, A.M. Ferguson (captain of the Ripple/owner of the Esperanza) p. 69,70,71,73,74,80, Fiji p. 67,68,69,70,75,80, Fiji Times p. 69, Foreign Office (Great Britain) p. 79, Captain Foreman (of schooner Annie Brooks) p. 72, Sir John Franklin p. 65, Peter Gaffney (mate on the Esperanza) p. 70, Galle p. 64, Ghana (given as Gold Coast) p. 77, [Baron] Gifford (colonial secretary Western Australia) p. 7,17,62, Ernest Giles p. 65, Mr Gladstone (British Prime Minister) p. 78, Captain [S. B.?] Haddock (of the Queen) p. 70, Charley Halgett (murdered Solomon Islands) p. 69, Hastings (murdered Annie Brooks crewman) p. 72, Heather Bell (Brig) p. 69, Captain Hemsheim p. 71, Intercolonial Commission to Consider and Construct a Common Australasian Tariff (proposed) p. 10,14-15, [Intercolonial Judgments Act] given as Act to render Judgements Which Have Been Obtained in the Supreme Court of any Other Australian Colonies Effectual in Tasmania 1878 No. 4 p. 49-50, Captain Izar (of the Conflict) p. 71, Jeffries (murdered Annie Brooks crewman) p. 72, Johnston (American murdered by New Hebrides natives) p. 69,
Other mentions: K-Z: Ned Kelly p. 77, Kerepuna mission station p. 72, [James] Kilgour (captain of the Mystery) p. 69, King Coffee of Ashantee p. 77,Kolumna Island p. 72, Kumasi (Ghana) (given as Coomassie, Gold Coast) p. 77, [Ludwig] Leichardt p. ,65, Levuka (Fiji) p. 69, Likiliki p. 71,Loelia (schooner) p.74, Lord Augustus Loftus p. 11,12,13,19, Louisiade Archipelago p. 72, Hugh McColl (MLA Victoria) p. 10, James McIntosh (master of the Esperanza) p. 70, Captain McLaughlin p. 71, McRae (murdered Annie Brooks crewman) p. 72, Marau (Solomon Islands) p. 70, Marion Rennie (ship) p. 69, Captain [William] Maxwell (of the Emerald) p. 78, Melbourne Chamber of Commerce p. 66, Metlik p. 71, [Captain Moonlite] given as Scott (hanged bushranger) p. 77, Rev. William Moore (former Wesleyan missionary Fiji) p. 70, Mulligan River p. 65, Captain Murray (of the Loelia) p. 74,80, Mystery (ship) p. 67,69,79, Auguste Naudan (French naturalist murdered Jannes Bay, Moresby Island) p. 72, New Ireland p. 71, New South Wales Bar p. 3, Newstone Island (Papua New Guinea) p. 72, Sir Henry Parkes p. 11, 69, Bisop [John] Patteson (given as Patterson/Pattison) p. 68, 73, Pentecost (New Hebrides) 69, William Pense (passenger on the Ripple) p. 71, Pleuro-pneumonia (cattle disease) p. 20, Port Hunter (Duke of York Island) p. 71, Port Wesley (Mesko) p. 71, Privy Council p. 4, Privy Council Judicial Committe p. 25, 28, Prosperity (schooner owned by William Hartley) p. 65, Robert Provost (murdered Solomon Islands) p. 69, Purdie (murdered Annie Brooks crewman) p. 72, Queen (ship) p. 70, Marquis de Rays [given as Marquis de Ray] Ripple (steamship) p. 69,71,73, Royal Geographical Society of London p. 65, Rubiana (Solomon Islands) p. 70, Sandfly (schooner) p. 69, 72, 74, 75, 78, 79, Savage (escaped the massacre of the Sandfly crew) p. 75, 76, Simbo [given as Cimbo] also called Eddystone Island p. 70, John Smith (farmer Albany W.A.) p. 7, Social Science Congress  p. 66, Sydney Smith p. 79, South Africa 77, Mr Stevens (agent for Cowlinshaw Brothers) p. 71, [Sydney] Chamber of Commerce p. 7, 8, Sydney Daily Telegraph p. 67, 68, 69, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, Sydney Morning Herald p. 70, 71, 72, 73, Terror (ship) p. 65, Teste Island p. 72, Torogood (a Bougainville Island chief) p. 71, Vagabond [given as Julian Thomas] p. 10, Vagadace (Fiji) p. 70, Vega (ship) p. 65, Vibilia (schooner) 72, Victoria River p. 65, Victorian Bar p. 3, Captain Vrier (schooner Vibilia) p. 72, Captain [William] Waite (of the Marion Rennie) p. 69, Barnard (Barney) Watt (engineer of the Ripple) p. 71, Commodore [J. E.] Wilson 69, 75, 78, 79, Sir Garnet Wolseley p. 77, Wolverene (ship) p. 69,75,78,79, Captain Woodhouse (of the Ripple) p. 77, Sir Henry Thomas Wrenfordsley p. 4
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