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Motion of W. Moleworth for abolition of transportation; views of E. Macarthur on need for convict labour; ticket of leave system; Molesworth Committee; amendment to report of Committee on land sales in South Australia...
Offer of Governorship of Van Diemen's Land to J. Pakington (includes letter from Pakington declining appointment); convict discipline in Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island...
Discusses: transportation; shortage of labour in N.S.W.; Justice W. Burton; A. Maconochie; Van Diemen's Land; J. Backhouse...
Music; sends leaflet on Sydney Musical Competition; riding.
Account of voyage to Pitairn Island and Tahiti.
Cabinet and Foreign Office papers, including correspondence on British New Guinea Protectorate, Nov. 1886 (32 pp.), distribution of Pacific Islands between Great Powers, 1 August 1887 (5 pp.), affairs of North Borneo, March 1887 (3 pp.), German protectorates in South Seas and elsewhere, July 1887 (4 pp.)
Colonial Office papers, including correspondence on appointment of Governors in South Australia and Queensland, Nov. 1888 (10 pp.), Chinese immigration into Australia, June 1888 (7 pp.), responsible government in Western Australia, 13 May 1889 (16 pp.).
Recommends Royal Commission be appointed in London to promote Adelaide International Exhibition.
Recommends appointment of Royal Commission.
Recommendations for honours, including W. Buller of New Zealand and J. Mason of Fiji.
Recommends appointment of Sir Robert Hamilton as Governor of Tasmania.
Request of Sir George Bowen for baronetcy.
Thanks for letter; plans for leaving Ireland.
Imperial Conference; telegram on New Guinea; appointment of Sir Robert Hamilton as Governor of Tasmania.
Invitation to serve on Royal Commission to promote Melbourne Centennial Exhibition.
Regarding Chief Justice Onslow's suspension and [Wanton's] application for his position. Asking for assistance in gaining the position.
Impossibility of appointing A. Warton Chief Justice of Western Australia; opposition to responsible government in Western Australia.
Speech given regarding the postion of the Office.
Suggestion of Sir Henry Loch that Australian volunteer or militia force serve in India.
Arranges interview with Sir Henry Loch; suggestion of Lord Lamington imperial troops be sent to Australia.
Sends extract from Lord Onslow on Australian defences.
Lord Onslow urges J. Edwards to inspect New Zealand volunteers.
Visit of J. Edwards to New Zealand; stationing of Royal Engineers at Straits Settlements.
Opposes decision not to send Royal Engineers to Singapore.
Defences of King George's Sound and Thursday Island.
Letter from Capt. Moore on Australian defences.
Parliamentary question on military contribution of Straits Settlements.
Criticisms by Stanhope of minute on garrisons for Torres Strait and King George's Sound.
New Zealand's 'monstrous' claims to Samoa.
Suggests joint control of Samoa between Britain, United States and Germany; need to wait for report of Sir John Thurston.
Refers to deputation on federation.
Inquires about arrangements in Australian colonies during absence of governor.
Requests introductions to Canada and New Zealand for son of W. Mackenzie.
Sir Henry Loch; Naval Defence Scheme; N.S.W. politics; memorials to Sir Joseph Banks in N.S.W.; Sir Henry Parkes; Sir Patrick Jennings; honours. (3 letters)
Work of Major-General J.B. Edwards in Australia.
Queen's Jubilee; Imperial Conference.
Seeks governorship of Tasmania; financial difficulties.
Visit to New Zealand; Sir Joseph Banks Islands in South Australia.
Visit of Major-General J.B. Edwards.
Seeks governorship of Ceylon; work as Premier of New Zealand; tour of Native States; Sultan of Johore.
General Downes; short comings of South Australian militia.
Sends letter from Bishop A. Barry urging Royal Assent be witheld from N.S.W. Divorce Extension Bill.
Tour of Australia; necessity for federation; Sir Henry Parkes; responsible government in Western Australia.
Australian tour; Sir Henry Parkes; resignation.
The chart, 37" × 20", shows the route of a voyage, presumably that of William Dampier in the Roebuck, from Timor to Ceram, Banda Island, along the western coast of New Guinea (Cape Maba, Goram), and the coast of New Britain. It refers to the discovery of Dampier Strait between New Guinea and New Britain, 25 march 1700.
Resources of United Provinces; decline of Dutch East India Company; low profits of spice trade; possibility of Bandas, Fernate or Celebes being used as military or colonizing bases. (12 pp.)
Sends papers on panopticon penitentiary house; refers to bad news of N.S.W. establishment; failure of convict hulks...
Governor J. Hunter; high cost of penal settlement; impossibility of defending Sydney; need for soldiers to be employed on civil works; lack of progress of colony; qualities needed in governor; need for code of laws, better educational system, better communications with England. (11 pp.)