Her Majesty's Colonies: A Series of Original Papers Issued Under the Authority of the Royal Commission
Sir Arthur James Richens Trendell
W. Clowes, 1886 - Australia - 508 pages
Her Majesty's colonies was published in conjunction with the Colonial and Indian Exhibition of 1886. A handbook was issued for each group of colonies which were cumulated into Her Majesty's colonies.
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Page 375 - He makes the figs our mouths to meet And throws the melons at our feet; But apples plants of such a price, No tree could ever bear them twice. With cedars chosen by His hand From Lebanon He stores the land; And makes the hollow seas that roar Proclaim the ambergris on shore.
Page 289 - Council which consists of the Governor, the Colonial Secretary, and the Attorney-General ex officio, and such other persons as may be nominated by the King, and an Executive Committee which consists of the Members of the Executive Council, one Member of the Legislative Council, and four Members of the House of Assembly nominated by the Governor. This Executive Committee introduces all money votes and Government measures and prepares the Estimates.
Page 376 - No tree could ever bear them twice. With cedars chosen by His hand From Lebanon He stores the land ; And makes the hollow seas that roar Proclaim the ambergris on shore. He cast (of which we rather boast) The Gospel's pearl upon our coast; And in these rocks for us did frame A temple where to sound His name. Oh ! let our voice His praise exalt Till it arrive at Heaven's vault Which thence (perhaps) rebounding may Echo beyond the Mexique bay!
Page 128 - Alas ! the land-wind failed, And ice-cold grew the night ; And never more, on sea or shore, Should Sir Humphrey see the light. He sat upon the deck, The Book was in his hand ; " Do not fear ! Heaven is near," He said, "by water as by land...
Page 371 - ... encircling reef, forms a safe and convenient harbour for the vessels which carry on the island trade. Next in importance to the main island is the island of St. George, on which stands the town of St. George, so named after Admiral Sir George Somers, whose heart is buried there.
Page 433 - Malacca is situated on the western coast of the peninsula between Singapore and Penang, about 110 miles from the former and 240 from the latter, and consists of a strip of territory about 42 miles in length, and from 8 to 25 miles in breadth, containing an area of 659 square miles. The town, called Malacca, is in 2° 10
Page 496 - I. That a Mussulman religious Tribunal (Mekheme-i-Sheri') shall continue to exist in the Island, which will take exclusive cognizance of religious matters, and of no others, concerning the Mussulman population of the Island.
Page 345 - Americans possess St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. A civil government and courts of justice were established in the Virgin Islands in 1773. In April, 1867, an Ordinance was passed to amend the Constitution of the Virgin Islands. It was enacted that a Legislative Council should be constituted, to consist of the Colonial Secretary and the Colonial Treasurer, and not more than three unofficial members, to be nominated by the Administrator of the Government. This Ordinance was repealed May 1st, 1902,...