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Queensland.

The Moreton Bay District of New South Wales was by letters patent proclaimed a separate colony under the name of Queensland on the 6th of June, 1859, in pursuance of a power contained in 5 and 6 Vict., c. 76, §§ 51 and 52; 13 and 14 Vict., c. 59, §§ 34 and 35; and 18 and 19 Vict.,


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c. 54, schedule 1, § 46. The law of the colony therefore includes:

1. The Ordinances and Statutes of New South Wales up to the date of separation so far as not varied or repealed by the Legislature of Queensland.

2. The Statutes passed by a Legislature consisting of the Governor, Legislative Council, and a Legislative Assembly established by an Order in Council of June 6th, 1859, validated and effectuated by 24 and 25 Vict., c. 44.

3. Orders, Rules, and Regulations made by various authorities in pursuance or powers conferred by the Legislature of the Colony.

4. Statutes of the Federal Council of Australasia since 1886.

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