Report from the Select Committee on the Melbourne, Mount Alexander, and Murray River Railway Company's Bill : together with the proceedings of the Committee, minutes of evidence, and appendices

Corporate Author: Victoria. Legislative Council. Select Committee on the Melbourne, Mount Alexander, and Murray River Railway Company's Bill
Other Authors: Campbell, William, 1810-1896, Childers, Hugh Culling Eardley, 1827-1896, Harrison, Alfred Reid Clanny, 1816-1903, Lonsdale, William, 1799-1864, Rutledge, William, 1806-1876, Splatt, William Francis, 1810-1893, Stephen, Francis John Sidney, 1823-1895, Trenchard, John, Westgarth, William, 1815-1889, Victoria., Victoria. Lieutenant Governor (1851-1854 : La Trobe)
Published: Melbourne : Printed at the Argus Office, Collins Street, East, 1853
Parliamentary Paper Number: Parliamentary paper (Victoria. Parliament) ; 1852-53
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Item Description: "25th January, 1853"
Committee: William Westgarth (chairman), Auditor-General (Hugh Childers), [William] Campbell, [William] Rutledge, [William F.] Splatt and Dr. [Alexander] Thomson
Counsel for the petitioners of the Bill: Mr. [Francis John Sidney]? Stephen
Witnesses: Captain [Charles George] Ferguson (harbour master Williamstown), Alfred Harrison (civil engineer), Crawford Pasco R.N. (police magistrate Williamstown) and J[ohn] Trenchard (solicitor Melbourne)
Appendix A. Correspondence between the Government and the Provisional Committee comprising exchanges between the Lieut. Governor [Charles La Trobe] and the Colonial Secretary [William Lonsdale], acting on his behalf, and John Trenchard (sec. Provisional Committee of the Melbourne, Mount Alexander and Murray River Railway Company). Includes a letter from Charles H. Ebden (chairman Provisional Committee of the M.M.A. and M.R, Co.) to the Colonial Sec. detailing the current membership of the provisional Committee
Appendix B. Instructions to parties willing to undertake the Engineering and Surveyong department of "The Melbourne, Mount Alexander, and Murray River Railway," with a branch to Williams Town
Appendix C. First report (29th Nov. 1852) of Alfred R. C. Harrison (engineer to the Company) "To the Provisional Committee of the Melbourne, Mount Alexander, and Murray River Railway Company"
Appendix D. An account of the vessels which entered Hobson's Bay during the months of September, October, November, and December 1852. Also showing the tonnage and number of passengers
Appendix E. The Melbourne, Mount Alexander, and Murray River Railway, with a branch to Williams Town. Estimated traffic
Membership of the M.M.A. and M.R. Co. (p.9,v): Charles H. Ebden (chairman), T[homas] T[urner] a'Beckett, John Alison, William M. Bell, William Campbell, W. J. T. Clarke, John P. Fawkner, Henry Ginn, John Hodgson, William Kaye, William Nicholson, Edward S. Parker, R. W. Pohlman, Dr. [Alexander] Thomson, William Rutledge, William Splatt and William Westgarth
Other mentions: Adelaide 3,5,[app. vii], Albury [app. vii], [George] Annand 8, Batman's Hill [1],2,5,9,[app. ix], [Batman's Hill Railway Station] given as proposed General Station Terminus Melbourne etc. 1,2,5,7,8,9,[app.,vii], [Batman's Swamp] later known as West Melbourne Swamp & given here as the Great Swamp 7,8, Benevolent Asylum 8,[app. ix], [Bishopscourt] given as Bishop's Palace [app. ix], Bourke Street [app. x], [Burial Hill] given as Burial Ground 8,9,[app. ix], Campaspie [i.e. Campaspe River] 5,[app. vii], Captain G[eorge] W[ard] Cole 6,7,8, Cole's [Wharf] 3, Collingwood [app. ix,x], Collins Street [app. x], Elizabeth Street [app. ix], England 3,4,9,10,[app. xiii], Sir Charles A. Fitz Roy [app. ii], Flinders Street [app.x], [Flinders Street Railway station] given as station for the Hobson's Bay railway etc. 2,[app.x], Geelong 3,4,6,[app.ix,x,xiii], Gold Mounted Police [given as Escorts] [app. xii], Governor-General [i.e. NSW Governor Fitzroy] [app. iii], [Gt. Britain. Railway Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 c. 20] given as Model Bill of 1845 [app. ii,iv], Earl/Lord Grey [app. ii,iii], [William] Hall 8, Baron Hampton (aka Sir John Pakington) [given as Secretary of State] [app. iii], Mr. [Alfred] Harrison 7, Hobson's Bay [iv],6,7,10,[app.vii,xiii], Kilmore 3,8,[app.ix,x], Kyneton [app. vii], Lieutenant-Governor 5,9, Liverpool and Manchester [Railway] line 3, Captain [William] Lonsdale 8,[app. x], given as Colonial Secretary [app. iii], Melbourne [iv],v,[1],2,3,4,6,8,9,10,[app. ii,iii,vi,vii,ix,x,xii], [Melbourne and] Hobson's Bay Railway Committee [iv], 6,[app. ix], Mount Aitken 3,9,[app. x], Mount Alexander v,3,9,10, Mount Macedon 3,4,[app.vii], Murray District 5, Murray River v,3,4,9,[app.ix,xii], New South Wales [app. iii,iv,vii], NSW Govt. [app ii], Parcotta Creek [app.vii], Point Gellibrand [given as Gellibrand's point] 7, Port Adelaide 3, Port Melbourne [given as Sandridge] 4,9,10, [given as Liardet's Beach] 7, Prince's Bridge 2, Queen Street [app. ix], Raleigh's Wharf 3, Richmond 2,[app. x], [Richmond] Police Paddock 2,9,[app. ix,x] and is possibly the Government Grounds referred to on [app. x], Saltwater River [iv,1],2,8,9,[app .vii], [Sandridge Lagoon] given as Saltwater Lagoon 4,8, South Australia [app. iv,vii], J[ohn] S[tewart] Spottiswoode [i.e. Spotswood] 8, Mr. [George] Stephenson 3, Surveyor-General 5,9, Sydney v,5,[app. vi,vii], Sydney Railway Company 6,[app. ii,iii], Sydney Railway Company Act [app. ii,iv] also given as Act of 13th Victoria [app. iv], Tea Tree Creek 3,8, Thames River 2, Lords Commissioners of the [British] Treasury [app. ii], [Vic.] Executive Council [app. i,iii,v], [Vic.] Treasury [app. v,vi], Mr. [Francis Dawe] Wickham's land 3, Williamstown [iv],v,[1],3,4,6,7,8,9,10,[app. vii,ix,x,xiii], Yarra River [1],2,5,[app. ix,x]
BOUND IN 1852/53 VOLUME 2 p. [1019-1047]
Physical Description: vi, 10, xiiip. ; 33cm.