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authorized and empowered to transfer to the said Colony the said Island of Ichaboe and the said Penguin Islands, and from and after the date of such transfer the said islands so transferred shall be deemed and taken to be, and shall be, annexed to and form part of the said Colony of the Cape of Good Hope.

And we further declare our pleasure to be that the said Governor of the said Island of Ichaboe and Penguin Islands shall declare by Proclamation the said transfer, and from and after the date of such Proclamation these presents shall cease and be of none effect so far as relates to the appointment of a Governor of the said Islands of Ichaboe and Penguin Islands and his powers thereunder, but not further or otherwise, and not so as to affect any instruments, acts, matters, or things made or done by him while such Governor as aforesaid, in pursuance of the powers hereby conferred on him.

And we do hereby reserve to us, our heirs and successors, full power and authority from time to time to revoke, alter, or amend these our Letters Patent, as to us or them shall seem meet.

In witness whereof we have caused these our Letters to be made Patent. Witness ourself at Westminster, the 27th day of February, in the 30th year of our reign.

By warrant under the Queen's sign manual.

C. ROMILLY.

ACT of the Cape of Good Hope, to repeal " The Annexation of Ichaboe and Penguin Islands Act, 1873," and to make other provisions in lieu thereof.

[No. 4.]

[Assented to July 6, 1874.] WHEREAS the Island of Ichaboe, on the south-west coast of South Africa, was, on the 21st day of June, 1861, duly taken possession of for and on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Victoria: And whereas, on the 5th day of May, 1866, certain other islands, islets, and rocks on the said coast, viz., Hollandsbird, Mercury, Long Island, Seal Island, Penguin Island, Halifax Possession, Albatross Rock, Pomona, and Plum-pudding and Roast Beef, or Sinclair's Island, hereinafter called the Penguin Islands, were also duly taken possession of for and on behalf of Her said Majesty: And whereas, by a Proclamation dated the 16th day of July, 1866, by his Excellency Sir Philip Edmund Wodehouse, the then Governor of this Colony, the said Island of Ichaboe and the said Penguin Islands were declared to be annexed to and to form part of this Colony: And whereas doubts having been entertained touching the legality of the said annexation by the said Proclamation, Her said Majesty, by Her

Letters Patent dated the 27th day of February, 1867,* after reciting (amongst other things the said doubts) that it was expedient that the same should be removed, and that the said islands should be annexed to and form part of this Colony, if the Legislative Council and House of Assembly thereof should desire such annexation, and that until such annexation the affairs of the said islands should be administered by a Governor, to be for that purpose appointed by Her said Majesty, did constitute and appoint the Governor and Commander-in-chief for the time being of this Colony.to be the Governor of the said islands, with certain powers therein mentioned, and did declare her pleasure to be that if at any time thereafter the said Legislative Council and House of Assembly should by resolution or otherwise request the said Governor of the said islands to transfer the same to this Colony for the purpose of their being annexed to and forming part thereof, and should by law provide that upon such transfer and annexation all laws which might be in force in this Colony on the day on which the said islands should be annexed thereto should immediately upon such annexation take effect and be in force in and upon the said islands so annexed, the said Governor should and was thereby authorized and empowered to transfer to this Colony the said islands, and from and after the date of such transfer the said islands so transferred should be deemed and taken to be, and should be, annexed to and form part of this Colony: And whereas it is expedient that the said islands shall be annexed to and form part of this Colony, and that, for the purpose of enabling the said annexation to be carried out according to the said Letters Patent, the said "Annexation of Ichaboe and Penguin Islands Act, 1873," which was passed in ignorance of the said doubts and of the said Letters Patent, should be repealed: Be it enacted by the Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and House of Assembly thereof, as follows:

1. "The Annexation of Ichaboe and Penguin Islands Act, 1873," is hereby repealed.

2. Upon the transfer and annexation of the said Island of Ichaboe and the said Penguin Islands to this Colony, all laws which may then be in force in this Colony shall immediately upon such annexation take effect and be in force in and upon the said islands so annexed.

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3. This Act may for all purposes be cited as The Ichaboe and Penguin Islands Act, 1874."

* Page 554.

ACT of the Cape of Good Hope, to exempt temporarily the Island of Ichaboe and Penguin Islands from the operation of the Customs Laws of that Colony.

[No. 5.]

[Assented to July 6, 1874.]

WHEREAS in case of the annexation of the Island of Ichaboe and certain other islands, islets, and rocks following, and hereafter called the Penguin Islands, to wit: Hollandsbird, Mercury, Long Island, Seal Island, Penguin Island, Halifax Possession, Albatross Rock, Pomona, and Plum-pudding and Roast Beef, or Sinclair's Island, it is expedient that the Customs Laws of this Colony should not at present be in force therein: Be it enacted by the Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and House of Assembly thereof, as follows:

1. Notwithstanding that the said Island of Ichaboe and the said Penguin Islands may be annexed to this Colony, the said islands. shall, for the purposes of the laws relating to the Customs of this Colony, be deemed to be foreign ports respectively until the Parliament shall otherwise determine.

2. This Act may for all purposes be cited as "The Ichaboe and Penguin Islands Customs Act, 1874."

ACT of the Cape of Good Hope, to further facilitate the Apprehension of certain Persons who have committed Crimes in the Colony of Natal, in the Province of Griqualand West, in the Orange Free State, or in the South African Republic. [No. 29.] [Assented to July 31, 1874.]

WHEREAS it is expedient in the interests of justice that further provision should be made for the extradition of criminals or accused persons who may have committed offences in the Colony of Natal, in the Province of Griqualand West, in the Orange Free State, or in the South African Republic, and who may have sought refuge in or who may be within this Colony: And whereas by Ordinance. No. 4 of 1874, of the Province of Griqualand West, sufficient provision has been made in that Province as to criminals and accused persons who have committed offences in this Colony, and who may be within the said Province: Be it enacted by the Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and House of Assembly, as follows:

1. It shall be lawful for all judges, resident magistrates, and justices of the peace within this Colony to countersign all warrants

for the apprehension or recapture of any criminals or accused persons which may have been issued by any judge or resident magistrate within the Colony of Natal, the Province of Griqualand West, the Orange Free State, or the South African Republic, and also to do or cause to be done all things necessary to effect or assist in the apprehension or recapture of any such criminals or accused persons, and for their detention and transmission in safe custody from this Colony to any prison within the said Colony of Natal, the said Province of Griqualand West, the Orange Free State, or the South African Republic, wherein such criminals or accused persons may be lawfully detained pending trial, and any warrant countersigned as aforesaid shall have the same force and effect in this Colony to all intents and purposes as if such warrant had been issued by the judge, resident magistrate, or justice of the peace countersigning the same.

2. This Act shall commence and take effect as to the Colony of Natal when and so soon as the Governor shall, by Proclamation under his hand and the public seal of the Colony, declare and proclaim that the Legislature of the said Colony of Natal has made provision by law, similar to what is herein contained, for the extradition of criminals or accused persons charged with having committed offences in this Colony, and who may be within the said Colony of Natal; and shall commence and take effect as to the Orange Free State when and so soon as the Governor shall, by Proclamation as aforesaid, declare and proclaim that the Legislature of the said Orange Free State has made provision by law, similar to what is herein contained, for the extradition of criminals or accused persons charged with having committed offences in this Colony, and who may be within the said Orange Free State, and shall commence and take effect as to the South African Republic when and so soon as the Governor shall, by Proclamation as aforesaid, declare and proclaim that the Legislature of the said South African Republic has made provision by law, similar to what is herein contained, for the extradition of criminals or accused persons charged with having committed offences in this Colony, and who may be within the said South African Republic: Provided that in and by any such Proclamation as aforesaid which may be issued as to the said Orange Free State or South African Republic, it shall be lawful for the Governor to declare and proclaim that "The Extradition of Criminals Act, 1872," if in force as to the country to which such Proclamation relates, shall cease to be in force therein, and thereupon the said last-mentioned Act shall cease to be in force in such country accordingly.

3. This Act may be cited for all purposes as "The Intercolonial Extradition Act, 1874."

BRITISH LETTERS PATENT, for the Annexation of certain Territories, known as Fingoland, the Idutywa Reserve, and as Nomansland, to the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope.Westminster, June 12, 1876.

VICTORIA, by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India: To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting.

Whereas it is expedient that certain territories, commonly known as Fingoland and the Iduty wa Reserve, and as Nomansland, should be annexed to and form part of our Colony of the Cape of Good Hope: And whereas the Legislative Council and House of Assembly of our said Colony have expressed their desire for such annexation, and have passed the following joint Resolution, bearing date the 11th day of June, 1875, in the 38th year of our reign :"That in the opinion of this House it is expedient that the country situated between the Bashee and the Kei, known as Fingoland, and the Idutywa Reserve, and the country situated between the Umtata and the Umzimkulu, commonly known as Nomansland, should be annexed to this Colony, and that the Government take such preliminary steps as may place it in a position to introduce a Bill to effect such annexation. Now we do, by these our Letters Patent, under the Great Seal of our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, authorize our Governor for the time being of our said Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, by Proclamation under his hand and the public seal of the said Colony, to declare that, from and after a day to be therein mentioned, the said territories, or so much thereof as to him, after due consideration and consultation with his Ministers, shall seem fit, shall be annexed to and form part of our said Colony.

2. And we do hereby authorize and direct our said Governor to determine, and by Proclamation to signify, the limits of the said territories so annexed: Provided always that he, our said Governor, issues no such Proclamation as aforesaid until the Legislature of our said Colony of the Cape of Good Hope shall have passed a law providing that the said territories shall, on the day aforesaid, become part of our said Colony, and subject to the laws in force therein: Provided also, that the application of the said laws to the said territories may be modified either by such Proclamation as aforesaid, or by any law or laws to be from time to time passed by the Legislature of our said Colony for the government of the said territories so annexed.

3. And we do hereby reserve to us, our heirs and successors, full power and authority, from time to time, to revoke, alter, or amend these our Letters Patent as to us or them shall seem meet.

[1875-76. LXVII.]

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