No XXVII by jennyyingdi

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									                                    No. XXVII.
A n A c t to provide for t h e destruction of Sheep
    infected with t h e Scab.       [22nd November,
    1855.]

W             H E R E A S it is e x p e d i e n t t o repeal t h e Scab i n Sheep A c t of 1 8 5 4
                  a n d t o s u b s t i t u t e other provisions i n lieu thereof B e i t t h e r e ­
 fore e n a c t e d by H i s E x c e l l e n c y t h e G o v e r n o r of N e w S o u t h W a l e s b y
 a n d w i t h t h e advice a n d consent of t h e Legislative Council thereof as
 follows:—
                1. F r o m a n d after t h e passing of t h i s A c t t h e A c t of t h e
 G o v e r n o r a n d Legislative Council of N e w S o u t h W a l e s p a s s e d i n t h e
 e i g h t e e n t h year of t h e r e i g n of H e r Majesty Q u e e n V i c t o r i a a n d
 i n t i t u l e d " An Act to provide for the destruction of Sheep infected                        with
 the Scab and to amend the Scab and Catarrh Act of 1 8 5 3 " shall be
 a n d is h e r e b y repealed provided t h a t such repeal shall n o t revive a n y
 A c t or p a r t of a n A c t a l r e a d y repealed b y t h e A c t h e r e b y repealed
 A n d provided also t h a t such repeal shall n o t prejudice or affect a n y
 r i g h t s or liabilities a c q u i r e d or i n c u r r e d n o r a n y proceedings i n s t i t u t e d
 u n d e r t h e said A c t a n d t h a t all orders a n d convictions m a d e a n d all
 assessments m a d e or of r i g h t p a y a b l e a n d all fines or p e n a l t i e s
 imposed or i n c u r r e d or so m u c h thereof respectively as shall n o t h a v e
 been levied a n d paid before t h e passing of t h i s A c t shall b e enforced
 levied recovered a n d proceeded for u n d e r t h e provisions of t h i s A c t .
                2. A l l sheep infected w i t h t h e disease called t h e scab shall be
 destroyed w i t h i n fourteen days after t h e o w n e r or p e r s o n i n c h a r g e
thereof shall h a v e become a w a r e t h a t s u c h sheep h a v e become; so
 infected a n d t h e o w n e r of s u c h sheep shall forfeit a n d p a y a p e n a l t y n o t
 exceeding t h e s u m of t w o shillings a n d sixpence for each of s u c h sheep
t h a t shall not b e destroyed w i t h i n such period of fourteen days P r o v i d e d
always t h a t n o p e r s o n shall b e e n t i t l e d t o t h e c o m p e n s a t i o n hereinafter
specified for sheep destroyed by v i r t u e of t h i s section unless t h r e e days
a t least before such sheep shall b e destroyed a notice i n w r i t i n g shall
h a v e been left a t each of t h e adjoining r u n s or stations a t t h e residence
of the o w n e r s u p e r i n t e n d e n t or o t h e r p e r s o n i n charge thereof s t a t i n g
t h e day h o u r a n d place a t w h i c h i t is i n t e n d e d t o destroy s u c h sheep
as well as t h e n u m b e r i n t e n d e d t o b e destroyed n o r u n l e s s h e shall
prove by evidence on o a t h t o t h e satisfaction of t h e J u s t i c e s e m ­
powered t o give t h e certificate hereinafter m e n t i o n e d a u t h o r i z i n g t h e
p a y m e n t of c o m p e n s a t i o n for sheep destroyed t h a t h e h a s i n all
respects complied w i t h t h e provisions of t h i s A c t .
                3. I t shall b e lawful for a n y p e r s o n w h o shall h a v e destroyed
a n y sheep u n d e r t h e last p r e c e d i n g section of t h i s A c t t o go a t a n y
t i m e w i t h i n o n e m o n t h thereafter before a n y t w o or m o r e J u s t i c e s of
t h e P e a c e assembled a t t h e n e a r e s t C o u r t of P e t t y Sessions t o t h e
place w h e r e s u c h sheep shall h a v e been destroyed a n d t o a p p l y t o such
J u s t i c e s t o i n q u i r e i n t o t h e d e s t r u c t i o n of such sheep a n d s u c h
J u s t i c e s shall either t h e n or a t such f u t u r e period as t h e y m a y a p p o i n t
not later t h a n o n e week from t h e t i m e of such application proceed t o
m a k e s u c h i n q u i r y i n open C o u r t a n d t o e x a m i n e o n o a t h all p e r s o n s
who m a y come before t h e m t o give evidence t o u c h i n g t h e giving of
the notices hereinbefore m e n t i o n e d a n d t h e infection a n d d e s t r u c t i o n
of such sheep a n d t h e compliance of t h e person so a p p l y i n g to t h e m
in all respects w i t h t h e provisions of t h i s A c t A n d if' such J u s t i c e s
or a n y t w o of t h e m shall b e satisfied after h e a r i n g s u c h evidence t h a t
such notices h a v e been given a n d t h a t a n y such infected sheep as afore­
                                                                                                said
said h a v e been destroyed p u r s u a n t t o t h e l a s t p r e c e d i n g section of t h i s
A c t a n d t h a t all provisions hereof h a v e b e e n complied w i t h t h e y shall
t h e r e u p o n sign a n d deliver t o t h e p e r s o n m a k i n g t h e said application
a certificate in t h e form or t o t h e effect set forth i n t h e Schedule t o
t h i s A c t a n n e x e d m a r k e d A specifying t h e n u m b e r of sheep so
destroyed a n d o n t h e p r e s e n t a t i o n of s u c h certificate t o t h e Colonial
T r e a s u r e r of t h e Colony of N e w S o u t h W a l e s a t h i s office i n t h e City
of S y d n e y t h e r e shall b e paid b y t h e said T r e a s u r e r u n d e r t h e w a r r a n t
of t h e G o v e r n o r o u t of t h e funds t o b e placed i n h i s h a n d s as here­
inafter m e n t i o n e d to t h e o w n e r of s u c h sheep t h e s u m of four shillings
for e v e r y h e a d of sheep so destroyed P r o v i d e d t h a t n o p a y m e n t shall
b e m a d e for l a m b s u n d e r t h e a g e of six m o n t h s .
              4. I f it shall a p p e a r t o a n y J u s t i c e of t h e P e a c e either from
i n f o r m a t i o n on o a t h m a d e before h i m or a n y o t h e r J u s t i c e or u p o n t h e
view of such J u s t i c e t h a t t h e r e is reasonable cause to believe t h a t a n y
sheep infected w i t h t h e disease called t h e scab a r e k e p t u p o n a n y r u n
or o t h e r place w h a t s o e v e r i n t h e said Colony c o n t r a r y t o t h e p r o ­
visions of this A c t i t shall b e lawful for such J u s t i c e to issue a warrant
in t h e form or t o t h e effect set forth in t h e S c h e d u l e t o t h i s A c t
a n n e x e d m a r k e d P> u n d e r his h a n d directed t o some fit a n d p r o p e r
p e r s o n or persons t o b e n a m e d i n such w a r r a n t a n d a u t h o r i z i n g h i m or
t h e m t o e x a m i n e s u c h sheep a n d if necessary t o cause t h e same t o b e
d r i v e n t o t h e n e a r e s t p e n w h e r e t h e y a r e o r d i n a r i l y k e p t or t o some
o t h e r c o n v e n i e n t place for e x a m i n a t i o n a n d a n y o w n e r of such sheep
w h o shall refuse t o allow s u c h p e r s o n t o e n t e r on a n y l a n d s of such
owner or to allow such sheep t o b e e x a m i n e d or w h o shall refuse or
neglect w h e n so r e q u i r e d to cause t h e m t o b e driven t o t h e n e a r e s t p e n
or t o some o t h e r c o n v e n i e n t place for e x a m i n a t i o n shall forfeit a n d
pay for every s u c h offence a n y s u m n o t exceeding t w e n t y p o u n d s .
              5. I t shall b e lawful for a n y t w o or m o r e J u s t i c e s of t h e P e a c e
s i t t i n g i n t h e C o u r t of P e t t y Sessions n e a r e s t t o t h e place a t w h i c h
such sheep shall h a v e been e x a m i n e d as aforesaid on receiving from
t h e p e r s o n or p e r s o n s so a p p o i n t e d t o e x a m i n e s u c h sheep as aforesaid
a certificate u n d e r his or t h e i r h a n d s i n t h e form or t o t h e effect set
forth i n t h e S c h e d u l e t o t h i s A c t a n n e x e d m a r k e d C indorsed o n t h e
said w a r r a n t s t a t i n g t h a t s u c h sheep a r e infected as aforesaid t o cause
a copy of s u c h certificate a n d w a r r a n t certified u n d e r t h e i r h a n d s a n d
a n d w i t h a m e m o r a n d u m indorsed t h e r e o n s t a t i n g t h a t u n l e s s such
certificate b e d i s p u t e d w i t h i n fourteen days t h e said sheep will b e
destroyed t o b e served o n t h e o w n e r of t h e s h e e p specified t h e r e i n b y
l e a v i n g t h e same e i t h e r a t h i s residence or the residence of h i s super­
i n t e n d e n t or of t h e overseer i n c h a r g e of t h e said sheep a n d if w i t h i n
fourteen days after t h e delivery of s u c h notice n o objection b e
m a d e as is hereinafter provided t o t h e c o r r e c t n e s s of s u c h certificate
i t shall be lawful for t h e said J u s t i c e s or a n y t w o of t h e m or a n y o t h e r
t w o or m o r e J u s t i c e s s i t t i n g i n s u c h C o u r t of P e t t y Sessions as afore­
said t o issue a w a r r a n t u n d e r t h e i r h a n d s directed t o t h e p e r s o n or
p e r s o n s s i g n i n g such certificate a n d a u t h o r i z i n g t h e m f o r t h w i t h t o
d e s t r o y s u c h sheep so infected a s aforesaid w h i c h w a r r a n t shall b e i n
t h e form or t o t h e effect set forth i n t h e S c h e d u l e t o this A c t a n n e x e d
m a r k e d D a n d a n y person w h o shall resist or a t t e m p t t o resist t h e
e x e c u t i o n of a n y such w a r r a n t shall forfeit a n d p a y a n y s u m n o t
e x c e e d i n g fifty p o u n d s P r o v i d e d always t h a t if a n y o w n e r on w h o m
a n y s u c h copy certificate a n d w a r r a n t a s aforesaid shall h a v e b e e n
served shall w i t h i n fourteen days after s u c h service serve o n t h e
J u s t i c e s certifying s u c h copy a notice i n w r i t i n g s t a t i n g t h a t h e dis­
p u t e s t h e correctness of such certificate it shall be lawful for t h e said
J u s t i c e s t o a p p o i n t a t i m e t o i n q u i r e i n t o t h e correctness of s u c h
certificate such i n q u i r y t o b e h e l d i n open C o u r t a t s u c h C o u r t of
                                                                                                   Petty
P e t t y Sessions as aforesaid a n d a t s u c h t i m e or a n y o t h e r t i m e t o
w h i c h t h e i n q u i r y m a y b e from t i m e t o t i m e a d j o u r n e d it shall b e
lawful for t h e said J u s t i c e s or a n y o t h e r t w o or m o r e J u s t i c e s of t h e
P e a c e to e x a m i n e on. o a t h all witnesses t h a t m a y b e a d d u c e d a n d t o
compel t h e a t t e n d a n c e of all necessary witnesses b y s u m m o n s as i n
o t h e r cases of s u m m a r y j u r i s d i c t i o n a n d i n t h e e v e n t of s u c h J u s t i c e s
after m a k i n g s u c h i n q u i r y b e i n g of opinion t h a t s u c h certificate is
incorrect a n d t h a t s u c h sheep are n o t infected as alleged t h e r e i n t h e y
shall sign a n d deliver t o t h e o w n e r of s u c h sheep a certificate t o t h a t
effect b u t i n t h e event of t h e i r b e i n g of opinion t h a t s u c h certificate
is correct t h e y shall t h e r e u p o n issue s u c h w a r r a n t a n d proceed i n such
m a n n e r i n all respects as t h e y a r c hereinbefore a u t h o r i z e d to do i n cases
w h e r e n o s u c h n o t i c e as aforesaid d i s p u t i n g t h e correctness of such
certificate as aforesaid shall b e served u p o n t h e m w i t h i n t h e t i m e
hereinbefore l i m i t e d for t h a t p u r p o s e .
              0. O n t h e d e s t r u c t i o n of such infected sheep as aforesaid p u r ­
s u a n t t o s u c h w a r r a n t as aforesaid it shall b e lawful for t h e J u s t i c e s
 g r a n t i n g t h e s a m e or a n y t w o of t h e m t o a s c e r t a i n a n d fix i n open
 C o u r t a t s u c h C o u r t of P e t t y Sessions as aforesaid t h e r e m u n e r a t i o n
to b e p a i d t o t h e p e r s o n or persons so d e s t r o y i n g sheep as aforesaid b y
v i r t u e of s u c h w a r r a n t a n d t o give to some one of such persons (if m o r e
t h a n one) a n d if only one t h e n t o t h a t one a certificate in t h e form
or t o t h e effect set forth in t h e Schedule to t h i s A c t a n n e x e d m a r k e d E
a n d on t h e p r e s e n t a t i o n of s u c h certificate to t h e said Colonial T r e a s u r e r
at his said office t h e a m o u n t specified t h e r e i n shall be paid b y t h e said
T r e a s u r e r t o t h e b e a r e r t h e r e o f o u t of t h e said funds to b e placed i n
his h a n d s as hereinafter m e n t i o n e d P r o v i d e d t h a t before g r a n t i n g a n y
s u c h certificate t h e said J u s t i c e s s h a l l be satisfied b y evidence on o a t h
which t h e y a r e h e r e b y e m p o w e r e d t o a d m i n i s t e r of t h e d e s t r u c t i o n of
 such sheep a n d of t h e cost i n c u r r e d i n t h e i r d e s t r u c t i o n .
              7. T h e o w n e r of a n y infected sheep destroyed b y v i r t u e of a n y
s u c h w a r r a n t as aforesaid besides b e i n g liable to t h e p e n a l t i e s herein­
before i m p o s e d for n o t destroying infected sheep shall n o t b e e n t i t l e d
t o receive a n y c o m p e n s a t i o n w h a t e v e r for s u c h sheep so destroyed b y
v i r t u e of s u c h w a r r a n t as aforesaid n o r shall a n y such c o m p e n s a t i o n b e
p a i d in respect of a n y sheep destroyed o t h e r t h a n s u c h as shall h a v e
been destroyed in t h e m a n n e r r e q u i r e d by t h e second section of t h i s
A c t a n d t h e d e s t r u c t i o n of w h i c h shall b e duly certified as hereinbefore
p r o v i d e d by t h e f o u r t h section of t h i s A c t .
              8. I f a n y p e r s o n shall wilfully m a k e a n y false a n s w e r i n a n y
e x a m i n a t i o n on o a t h u n d e r t h i s A c t h e shall b e d e e m e d g u i l t y of
p e r j u r y a n d o n conviction s h a l l be i m p r i s o n e d w i t h or w i t h o u t h a r d
l a b o r for a n y period n o t exceeding seven y e a r s .
              9. I f a n y person a p p o i n t e d b y a n y J u s t i c e as aforesaid t o
e x a m i n e sheep as hereinbefore m e n t i o n e d shall wilfully m a k e a n y false
r e p o r t or deliver a false certificate t o t w o or m o r e J u s t i c e s as aforesaid
r e s p e c t i n g such sheep he shall be deemed g u i l t y of a m i s d e m e a n o r a n d
on conviction shall b e i m p r i s o n e d for a n y period n o t exceeding t w o
y e a r s w i t h or w i t h o u t h a r d labor.
              10. I f a n y p e r s o n shall wilfully c o m m u n i c a t e or cause t o b e
c o m m u n i c a t e d t o a n y sheep t h e disease called t h e scab h e shall he
deemed g u i l t y of a m i s d e m e a n o r a n d o n conviction shall be i m p r i s o n e d
for a n y p e r i o d n o t exceeding t w o years w i t h or w i t h o u t h a r d labor.
              1 1 . T h e o w n e r of a n y sheep w h i c h shall become infected a s
aforesaid shall i m m e d i a t e l y on s u c h infection b e c o m i n g k n o w n affix
a t e a c h point of t h e e n t r a n c e of a n y p u b l i c road w h i c h m a y i n t e r s e c t
t h e l a n d u p o n w h i c h such infected sheep are d e p a s t u r e d or k e p t a
n o t i c e signed by h i m a n d w r i t t e n in distinct legible c h a r a c t e r s n o t less
t h a n one inch in l e n g t h a n d s t a t i n g t h a t t h e disease called t h e scab
                                                                                                      has
h a s b r o k e n o u t u p o n t h e said r u n a n d such notice or notices shall be
dated on t h e d a y on w h i c h t h e y shall be so affixed as aforesaid a n d
shall b e k e p t so affixed for t h e period of six m o n t h s after t h e destruc­
t i o n of t h e sheep so infected as aforesaid a n d w i t h i n t w o days after
t h e d e s t r u c t i o n of s u c h sheep s u c h o w n e r shall destroy b y fire all
h u r d l e s a n d y a r d s t h a t shall h a v e b e e n used b y such sheep so destroyed
a n d a n y o w n e r of sheep w h i c h shall become infected as aforesaid w h o
shall n e g l e c t or refuse t o cause such notices to b e so affixed a n d k e p t
as aforesaid or t o destroy such h u r d l e s a n d y a r d s as aforesaid shall
forfeit a n d p a y a p e n a l t y n o t exceeding fifty p o u n d s .
              12. I f a n y person shall d e p a s t u r e or cause or p e r m i t t o be
d e p a s t u r e d a n y sheep u p o n a n y r u n on w h i c h a n y infected sheep shall
h a v e b e e n destroyed u n d e r t h i s A c t w i t h i n six m o n t h s after s u c h
d e s t r u c t i o n h e shall for such offence forfeit a s u m n o t exceeding one
h u n d r e d p o u n d s a n d t h e f u r t h e r p e n a l t y of t e n p o u n d s for every day
t h a t s u c h sheep shall be so d e p a s t u r e d on such r u n after t h e first offence.
              1 3 . A l l sheep t h a t shall b e driven or carried a l o n g or over a n y
place o t h e r t h a n t h e r u n i n w h i c h t h e same shall be o r d i n a r i l y k e p t
a n d d e p a s t u r e d shall be legibly b r a n d e d w i t h t h e i n i t i a l of t h e sur­
n a m e of t h e o w n e r thereof i n p i t c h t a r or p a i n t a n d in l e t t e r s n o t less
t h a n t h r e e inches i n l e n g t h a n d every owner of sheep w h i c h shall be
so d r i v e n or carried as aforesaid w i t h o u t b e i n g a t t h e t i m e of s u c h
d r i v i n g or c a r r y i n g so b r a n d e d as aforesaid shall for each a n d every
one of s u c h sheep forfeit a n d p a y a p e n a l t y n o t exceeding t w o shillings
P r o v i d e d t h a t n o t h i n g i n t h i s section shall apply to or affect sheep
d r i v e n from one r u n of t h e owner thereof to a n y o t h e r r u n of s u c h
o w n e r n o t b e i n g m o r e t h a n forty miles a p a r t .
              1 4 . T h e p e r s o n in c h a r g e of a n y sheep w h i c h shall be i m p o r t e d
i n t o a n y seaport in t h e Colony of N e w S o u t h W a l e s either coastwise
or from p a r t s beyond t h e seas shall r e p o r t t h e fact of s u c h i m p o r t a t i o n
i n w r i t i n g as soon as p r a c t i c a b l e after t h e i r a r r i v a l t o t h e I n s p e c t o r t o
b e a p p o i n t e d u n d e r t h i s A c t at or n e a r e s t to s u c h seaport a n d shall
n o t r e m o v e such sheep from s u c h s e a p o r t u n t i l t h e y shall h a v e been
first s h o r n a n d t h e n dressed w i t h s u c h m e d i c a m e n t s as shall b e
directed or a p p r o v e d b y s u c h I n s p e c t o r a t least t h r e e times a t i n t e r v a l s
of t w o d a y s n o r u n t i l a certificate t o t h a t effect a n d also to t h e effect
t h a t s u c h sheep are n o t infected w i t h t h e disease called t h e scab shall
h a v e b e e n delivered t o t h e p e r s o n so i n c h a r g e as aforesaid by such
I n s p e c t o r whose d u t y it is h e r e b y declared t o be t o m a k e t h e neces­
sary i n q u i r y a n d e x a m i n a t i o n a n d t o g r a n t such certificate in all cases
w h e r e s u c h certificate shall be i n accordance w i t h t h e facts a n d every
p e r s o n w h o shall remove; or cause to b e removed a n y sheep so i m p o r t e d
as aforesaid w i t h o u t h a v i n g first o b t a i n e d such certificate as aforesaid
s h a l l for every sheep so r e m o v e d forfeit a n d p a y a p e n a l t y not
exceeding twenty pounds.
              1 5 . N o sheep shall be b r o u g h t across t h e b o u n d a r y line i n t o t h e
 Colony of N e w S o u t h W a l e s from t h e Colony of V i c t o r i a u n t i l t h e
 o w n e r or p e r s o n in c h a r g e thereof shall h a v e first p r o c u r e d from some;
 I n s p e c t o r a p p o i n t e d u n d e r t h i s A c t a certificate s t a t i n g t h a t s u c h
 sheep a r e n o t infected w i t h t h e disease called t h e scab a n d it shall be
 t h e d u t y of t h e I n s p e c t o r at or n e a r e s t to t h e place a t w h i c h it is
 i n t e n d e d t h a t a n y sheep shall b e b r o u g h t across t h e said b o u n d a r y
 line t o e x a m i n e such sheep a n d give such certificate in all cases w h e r e
 s u c h certificate shall be in accordance w i t h t h e facts a n d every p e r s o n
 who shall b r i n g or cause t o be b r o u g h t across t h e said b o u n d a r y line
 i n t o t h e Colony of N e w S o u t h W a l e s from t h e Colony of V i c t o r i a any
 sheep w i t h o u t h a v i n g obtained such certificate as last aforesaid shall
 for every sheep so b r o u g h t forfeit a n d p a y a p e n a l t y n o t exceeding
 five shillings.
                          3 Q — VOL. 4.                                                                    16.
                16. E v e r y s h e p h e r d or o t h e r person i n c h a r g e of sheep w h i c h
shall b e driven or carried a l o n g or over a n y place b e y o n d t h e b o u n ­
 daries of location o t h e r t h a n t h e r u n on w h i c h t h e same shall b e ordi­
 n a r i l y k e p t a n d d e p a s t u r e d shall give oral or w r i t t e n notice of t h e
 a p p r o a c h of t h e said sheep to t h e owner or person i n c h a r g e of every
 r u n b e y o n d s u c h b o u n d a r i e s of location t h r o u g h w h i c h it m a y b e
 i n t e n d e d t h a t t h e y shall pass a t least t w e l v e h o u r s before s u c h sheep
 are expected t o a r r i v e a t t h e b o u n d a r y of t h e said r u n u n l e s s t h e r e
 shall b e a fenced line of r o a d t h r o u g h or alongside s u c h r u n a n d i n
 default of g i v i n g s u c h n o t i c e as aforesaid every such shepherd or o t h e r
 p e r s o n so i n c h a r g e of sheep as aforesaid shall forfeit a n d p a y for every
 s u c h offence a p e n a l t y n o t exceeding five p o u n d s .
                 17. I t shall be lawful for t h e G o v e r n o r t o a p p o i n t some fit a n d
 p r o p e r person or p e r s o n s i n s u c h seaports t o w n s districts or o t h e r
 places as h e m a y t h i n k expedient to b e I n s p e c t o r s for t h e p u r p o s e of
 e x a m i n i n g sheep a n d assisting generally i n c a r r y i n g t h e provisions of
 t h i s A c t i n t o effect a n d such I n s p e c t o r or I n s p e c t o r s shall b e p a i d o u t
 of t h e said fund hereafter m e n t i o n e d s u c h reasonable salary or r e m u ­
 n e r a t i o n as t h e said G o v e r n o r m a y direct.
                 18. I t shall be lawful for a n y s u c h I n s p e c t o r if h e shall h a v e
 reasonable g r o u n d s t o suspect t h a t a n y sheep a r e k e p t c o n t r a r y t o t h e
 provisions of t h i s A c t t o e n t e r u p o n a n y r u n for t h e p u r p o s e of
 e x a m i n i n g a n d t o e x a m i n e t h e sheep t h a t shall be d e p a s t u r e d t h e r e o n
 P r o v i d e d t h a t s u c h I n s p e c t o r shall h a v e first left a n o t i c e i n w r i t i n g
 a t t h e residence of t h e owner or person in c h a r g e of s u c h r u n a t least
 t w e n t y - f o u r h o u r s before such e n t r y s t a t i n g h i s i n t e n t i o n t o so e n t e r
 a n d e x a m i n e a n d i n t h e e v e n t of s u c h I n s p e c t o r finding on s u c h r u n
 a n y sheep infected w i t h t h e disease called t h e scab i t shall b e his d u t y
 w i t h o u t delay t o depose to t h e same o n o a t h before t h e n e a r e s t J u s t i c e
 of t h e Peace w h o m a y t h e r e u p o n proceed i n t h e m a t t e r as is directed
 in t h e fifth section of t h i s A c t a n d if t h e owner or person i n c h a r g e
 of a n y such r u n or a n y o t h e r person shall drive away a n y sheep so
 t h a t t h e y c a n n o t be viewed b y such I n s p e c t o r or shall i n a n y Avay
 o b s t r u c t s u c h I n s p e c t o r i n t h e discharge of h i s d u t y every such o w n e r
 person i n c h a r g e or o t h e r p e r s o n shall for every such offence forfeit
 a n d p a y a p e n a l t y n o t exceeding t w e n t y p o u n d s .
                 19. I t shall be lawful for a n y s u c h I n s p e c t o r e i t h e r w i t h i n or
 w i t h o u t t h e seaport t o w n district or place for w h i c h h e shall h a v e b e e n
 a p p o i n t e d to stop a n d e x a m i n e all t r a v e l l i n g sheep a n d i n case h e shall
 find a n y such sheep t o b e infected w i t h t h e disease called t h e scab t o
 d e t a i n such sheep o n t h e spot or i n h i s discretion t o cause t h e i r i m m e d i a t e
 r e m o v a l t o some m o r e a p p r o p r i a t e place i n t h e vicinity w h e r e t h e y c a n
 be c o n v e n i e n t l y k e p t u n t i l t h e y c a n be destroyed as p r o v i d e d b y t h e
 t h e t h i r d section of t h e Scab a n d C a t a r r h A c t of 1 8 5 3 or by a n y o t h e r
 A c t t h a t n o w is or hereafter m a y b e in force a u t h o r i z i n g a n d d i r e c t i n g t h e
 d e s t r u c t i o n of s u c h sheep a n d if a n y s h e p h e r d or person i n c h a r g e of
 t r a v e l l i n g sheep shall refuse t o allow a n y s u c h sheep t o b e e x a m i n e d
 by a n y s u c h I n s p e c t o r or shall i n a n y w a y o b s t r u c t s u c h I n s p e c t o r in
 t h e discharge of his d u t y h e shall for every such offence forfeit a n d
p a y a p e n a l t y n o t e x c e e d i n g five p o u n d s a n d if a n y s u c h s h e p h e r d or
 o t h e r person so i n c h a r g e as aforesaid shall r e m o v e or a t t e m p t t o
 r e m o v e a n y sheep detained by a n y s u c h I n s p e c t o r for t h e p u r p o s e of
b e i n g destroyed h e shall be d e e m e d g u i l t y of a m i s d e m e a n o r a n d on
 conviction thereof shall be i m p r i s o n e d for a n y period n o t exceeding
 one y e a r w i t h or w i t h o u t h a r d labor.
                20. I f a n y s u c h I n s p e c t o r as aforesaid shall refuse or wilfully
n e g l e c t or u n r e a s o n a b l y delay t o perform a n y of t h e duties h e r e b y
i m p o s e d u p o n h i m or w h i c h h e m a y be a p p o i n t e d t o d i s c h a r g e u n d e r
t h i s A c t or shall be g u i l t y of a n y m i s c o n d u c t i n t h e p e r f o r m a n c e thereof
                                                                                                       or
or s h a l l wilfully a b u s e t h e powers a n d a u t h o r i t y h e r e b y i n t r u s t e d t o
h i m h e s h a l l forfeit a n d p a y for every s u c h offence a p e n a l t y n o t
exceeding t w e n t y p o u n d s .
                2 1 . F o r t h e p u r p o s e of r a i s i n g a fund to defray t h e cost of
c a r r y i n g t h i s A c t i n t o effect a n d p a y i n g all t h e c o m p e n s a t i o n - m o n e y
a n d all r e m u n e r a t i o n s a n d salaries hereinbefore m e n t i o n e d t h e r e shall
i n each y e a r b e levied a n d paid u p o n a n d in respect of all sheep
d e p a s t u r e d a n d k e p t in a n y p a r t of t h e said Colony t h e assessment
following t h a t is t o say for every one t h o u s a n d sheep t h e s u m of t w o
p o u n d s a n d so in p r o p o r t i o n for a n y g r e a t e r or smaller n u m b e r w h i c h
assessment shall be paid as follows t h a t is to s a y — o n or before t h e
t h i r t i e t h of A p r i l in each y e a r a t t h e office of t h e said Colonial
T r e a s u r e r i n Sydney or to such o t h e r officer or officers a n d a t s u c h
o t h e r place or places as t h e G o v e r n o r m a y from t i m e t o t i m e a p p o i n t
i n t h a t behalf.
                22. E v e r y o w n e r of sheep d e p a s t u r e d a n d k e p t i n t h e said
Colony shall m a k e or cause to be m a d e in t h e I n t e r m e d i a t e or U n s e t t l e d
D i s t r i c t s to t h e Commissioner of C r o w n L a n d s for t h e district w h e r e i n
t h e said sheep shall or m a y be d e p a s t u r e d a n d i n t h e Settled D i s t r i c t s
to t h e C l e r k of P e t t y Sessions for t h e district i n which t h e said sheep
shall be d e p a s t u r e d a r e t u r n on t h e first day of J a n u a r y or w i t h i n
fourteen d a y s t h e r e a f t e r i n each y e a r a c c o r d i n g t o t h e form in t h e
S c h e d u l e t o t h i s A c t a n n e x e d m a r k e d F of all sheep k e p t a n d
d e p a s t u r e d b y h i m as aforesaid a n d if a n y such p e r s o n shall fail or
n e g l e c t t o m a k e or cause t o b e m a d e s u c h r e t u r n s a t t h e t i m e so
a p p o i n t e d or shall o m i t to deposit t h e same w i t h t h e said Commissioner
or w i t h t h e Clerk of P e t t y Sessions as t h e case m a y r e q u i r e h e shall
forfeit a n d p a y for every s u c h offence a p e n a l t y n o t exceeding t w e n t y
pounds.
                2 3 . I n case a n y such owner as aforesaid shall n e g l e c t t o m a k e
s u c h r e t u r n as aforesaid it shall be t h e d u t y of t h e Chief Constable
a t or a t t a c h e d to t h e nearest place a t w h i c h C o u r t s of P e t t y Sessions
are h o l d e n t o exhibit a n i n f o r m a t i o n a g a i n s t t h e p e r s o n so offending
a n d s u c h i n f o r m a t i o n shall be e x h i b i t e d w i t h i n one m o n t h after t h e
day on w h i c h such Chief Constable shall first h a v e ascertained or
been informed of s u c h neglect.
                24. T h e person m a k i n g s u c h r e t u r n as aforesaid shall verify
t h e s a m e b y a d e c l a r a t i o n i n t h e form or to t h e effect prescribed i n
t h e said Schedule m a r k e d F (which declaration a n y J u s t i c e of t h e
P e a c e is h e r e b y e m p o w e r e d t o a d m i n i s t e r ) t h a t t h e several m a t t e r s
a n d t h i n g s c o n t a i n e d i n such r e t u r n a r e t r u e t o t h e best of his
k n o w l e d g e a n d belief a n d if a n y p e r s o n shall wilfully m a k e t h e r e i n
a n y false s t a t e m e n t h e shall be deemed g u i l t y of a m i s d e m e a n o r a n d
o n conviction shall be i m p r i s o n e d for a n y period n o t exceeding two
years.
                25. T h e several Commissioners a n d t h e several Clerks of P e t t y
 Sessions shall w i t h i n t w e n t y - o n e days after t h e first day of J a n u a r y i n
 e a c h y e a r m a k e a n assessment on t h e sheep d e p a s t u r e d w i t h i n t h e i r
r e s p e c t i v e districts a n d shall on or before t h e first day of F e b r u a r y
 t h e n n e x t e n s u i n g m a k e a r e t u r n thereof t o t h e said Colonial T r e a s u r e r
 i n t h e form a n d c o n t a i n i n g t h e several p a r t i c u l a r s set forth i n t h e
 S c h e d u l e t o t h i s A c t a n n e x e d m a r k e d G according t o w h i c h r e t u r n
 t h e assessment hereinbefore m e n t i o n e d shall u p o n n o t i c e as hereinafter
 provided b e d u e a n d p a y a b l e as aforesaid b y t h e persons t h e r e i n
 assessed e x c e p t i n so far as t h e same m a y be affected b y a n y order
 m a d e o n appeal u n d e r t h e provisions hereinafter c o n t a i n e d .
                26. T h e said several Commissioners a n d t h e said Clerks of
 P e t t y Sessions shall n o t less t h a n one calendar m o n t h previous to t h e
 t i m e hereinbefore a p p o i n t e d for t h e p a y m e n t of t h e said assessment
                                                                                                  cause
cause a notice i n w r i t i n g i n t h e form contained i n t h e Schedule t o t h i s
A c t a n n e x e d m a r k e d H t o he served u p o n e a c h p e r s o n assessed or
t o be left at t h e residence of s u c h p e r s o n (if w i t h i n t h e district) or
w i t h t h e s u p e r i n t e n d e n t or p e r s o n h a v i n g c h a r g e of his stock (if t h e
owner thereof shall n o t reside w i t h i n t h e district) a p p r i s i n g h i m of
t h e a m o u n t of t h e assessment t o w h i c h h e is liable a n d r e q u i r i n g h i m
to p a y t h e said a m o u n t at t h e office of t h e said Colonial T r e a s u r e r or
o t h e r place a p p o i n t e d as aforesaid on or before t h e t h i r t i e t h of A p r i l
then next ensuing.
             27. A n y p e r s o n assessed as aforesaid w h o shall consider himself
aggrieved b y s u c h assessment m a y appeal t o t h e n e a r e s t C o u r t of P e t t y
Sessions P r o v i d e d t h a t w i t h i n t e n days after t h e service of t h e said
notice of assessment t h e p e r s o n assessed or some one on h i s behalf
shall give t o t h e said Commissioner or Clerk of P e t t y Sessions a notice
in w r i t i n g of his i n t e n t i o n to m a k e s u c h appeal u p o n some day to be
t h e r e i n m e n t i o n e d n o t l a t e r t h a n fourteen days after t h e d a t e of such
l a s t - m e n t i o n e d notice a n d t h e J u s t i c e s s i t t i n g i n P e t t y Sessions shall
h e a r a n d d e t e r m i n e t h e m a t t e r of t h e said a p p e a l i n a s u m m a r y w a y
a n d shall m a k e s u c h order t h e r e i n as to t h e m shall seem m e e t a c c o r d i n g
t o t h e t r u e i n t e n t a n d m e a n i n g of this A c t a n d i n case of t h e dismissal
of t h e a p p e a l or t h e affirmance of t h e said assessment wholly or i n p a r t
or i n case t h e p a r t y assessed or some p e r s o n on his behalf shall n o t
a p p e a r t o p r o s e c u t e t h e a p p e a l t h e C o u r t shall order a n d a d j u d g e t h e
p e r s o n so assessed t o p a y w i t h i n t e n days t h e a m o u n t of such assess­
m e n t or of s u c h p a r t thereof as t h e y shall h a v e d e t e r m i n e d t o b e
p a y a b l e i n t o t h e office of t h e said Colonial T r e a s u r e r or o t h e r p l a c e
a p p o i n t e d as aforesaid a n d also s u c h costs a n d expenses as m a y b e
 a w a r d e d to t h e said Commissioner or C l e r k of P e t t y Sessions b y t h e
 said C o u r t a n d if s u c h assessment costs a n d expenses b e n o t p a i d
w i t h i n s u c h t i m e t h e said C o u r t shall a n d m a y issue a w a r r a n t t o levy
t h e a m o u n t t h e r e o f b y a distress a n d sale of a sufficient p a r t of t h e
 sheep i n respect of w h i c h s u c h assessment shall h a v e b e e n m a d e as
aforesaid a n d if a sufficient n u m b e r of s u c h sheep c a n n o t be found t h e n
b y t h e distress a n d sale of a n y goods a n d c h a t t e l s of t h e o w n e r of s u c h
sheep a n d t h e s u r p l u s if a n y after p a y m e n t of s u c h assessment costs
a n d expenses shall b e p a i d t o t h e o w n e r of s u c h sheep.
             2 8 . I n case a n y p e r s o n liable t o p a y a n y s u c h assessment as
aforesaid a n d w h o shall n o t h a v e appealed a g a i n s t t h e s a m e or i n
ease a n y p e r s o n so adjudged to b e liable to p a y m e n t of t h e said
assessment or a n y p a r t thereof u p o n appeal or n o t i c e of a p p e a l as
aforesaid a n d a g a i n s t w h o m n o w a r r a n t of distress h a s b e e n issued
u n d e r t h e last p r e c e d i n g section of t h i s A c t shall refuse or n e g l e c t
to p a y t h e s a m e u p o n t h e day a p p o i n t e d b y s u c h n o t i c e or w i t h i n
t h e t i m e a p p o i n t e d i n cases of a p p e a l as aforesaid as t h e case m a y
be it shall a n d m a y b e lawful for t h e said Colonial T r e a s u r e r a n d
h e is h e r e b y r e q u i r e d f o r t h w i t h after t h e e x p i r a t i o n of one m o n t h
from t h e day or t i m e so a p p o i n t e d to issue a w a r r a n t u n d e r h i s
h a n d t o t h e C o m m i s s i o n e r or C l e r k of P e t t y Sessions i n whose district
a n y p e r s o n so refusing or n e g l e c t i n g to p a y as aforesaid shall
reside d i r e c t i n g t h e said Commissioner or Clerk of P e t t y Sessions
a n d his assistants t o levy t h e a m o u n t w h i c h s u c h p e r s o n is so
liable to p a y as aforesaid t o g e t h e r w i t h a n a d d i t i o n a l s u m e q u a l
to one-fifth p a r t of t h a t for w h i c h h e is so liable by w a y of p e n a l t y
for such refusal or n e g l e c t b y a distress of sufficient p a r t of t h e s h e e p
i n respect of w h i c h t h e assessment shall h a v e been m a d e as aforesaid
or of a n y goods a n d chattels of t h e owner thereof i n t h e e v e n t of a
sufficient q u a n t i t y of s u c h sheep n o t b e i n g found a n d s u c h C o m m i s ­
sioner or Clerk of P e t t y Sessions a n d his assistants t o w h o m s u c h
w a r r a n t shall b e so directed a r e h e r e b y a u t h o r i z e d u n d e r a n d b y
                                                                                                  virtue
v i r t u e thereof i n t h e case of sheep to d i s t r a i n t a k e a n d drive to t h e
n e a r e s t or m o s t c o n v e n i e n t p o u n d s u c h a n d so m a n y of t h e sheep of
t h e p a r t y i n t h e said w a r r a n t m e n t i o n e d as shall be sufficient ( w h e n
sold) to p a y t h e a m o u n t of such assessment a n d p e n a l t y a n d t h e costs
a n d expenses of m a k i n g s u c h distress a n d t h e p a y m e n t of t h e m a i n ­
t e n a n c e of s u c h sheep till sold a n d t h e said sheep (or a sufficient p a r t
thereof) t o sell a n d dispose of a t such p o u n d a c c o r d i n g to t h e o r d i n a r y
course of sales of sheep i m p o u n d e d for trespasses (unless previously
t h e r e t o t h e said assessment p e n a l t y costs a n d e x p e n s e s shall be p a i d )
a n d t h e proceeds t h e r e o f shall be applied t o t h e p a y m e n t of t h e
assessment p e n a l t y costs a n d expenses aforesaid a n d t h e s u r p l u s (if
a n y ) shall b e p a i d t o t h e owner or s u p e r i n t e n d e n t of t h e said sheep
a n d in e v e n t of a n y goods a n d c h a t t e l s o t h e r t h a n sheep b e i n g
levied u p o n u n d e r t h i s A c t for n o n - p a y m e n t of assessment t h e s a m e
shall b e sold i n t h e m a n n e r b y law directed w i t h respect t o t h e sale of
goods a n d c h a t t i e s on s u m m a r y convictions a n d t h e proceeds shall b e
disposed of as is hereinbefore provided w i t h respect to t h e proceeds of
sheep sold for n o n - p a y m e n t of assessment P r o v i d e d however t h a t
w h e n s u c h w a r r a n t shall be so issued as aforesaid i n case t h e a m o u n t
of t h e assessment a n d penalty t h e r e i n m e n t i o n e d shall b e t e n d e r e d to
t h e p e r s o n c h a r g e d w i t h t h e e x e c u t i o n of such w a r r a n t t h e n a n d
i n s u c h case t h e said person shall a n d h e is h e r e b y a u t h o r i z e d t o accept
a n d receive t h e said a m o u n t a n d t o give a receipt for t h e m o n e y so
received a n d t o refrain from m a k i n g t h e said distress.
               29. I t shall b e lawful for a n y p e r s o n t o exhibit or lay before
a n y J u s t i c e of t h e P e a c e a n i n f o r m a t i o n c o m p l a i n i n g of a n y offence
a g a i n s t t h e provisions of t h i s A c t t o w h i c h a p e c u n i a r y p e n a l t y is
 a t t a c h e d a n d every s u c h i n f o r m a t i o n shall bo h e a r d a n d d e t e r m i n e d
 b y a n y t w o J u s t i c e s i n a s u m m a r y way.
               30. I n t h e e v e n t of a n y p e n a l t y recoverable in a s u m m a r y w a y
n o t b e i n g p a i d w i t h i n seven days after conviction t h e same m a y be
 levied by distress a n d sale of t h e offender's goods a n d if s u c h goods
 shall be found insufficient it shall b e lawful for t h e convicting J u s t i c e s
to order a n d adjudge t h a t t h e p e r s o n convicted as aforesaid shall be
i m p r i s o n e d for a n y period n o t exceeding six calendar m o n t h s u n l e s s
 t h e p e n a l t y a n d costs be sooner paid.
              3 1 . T h e said Colonial T r e a s u r e r shall p a y on t h e w a r r a n t of
 t h e G o v e r n o r all m o n e y s t h a t shall be lawfully d e m a n d e d from h i m
 u n d e r t h i s A c t e i t h e r as c o m p e n s a t i o n for sheep destroyed or for a n y
 o t h e r p u r p o s e o u t of t h e assessment m o n e y h e r e b y imposed a n d i n t h e
e v e n t of a n y s u c h d e m a n d b e i n g m a d e u p o n t h e said Colonial T r e a s u r e r
 a t a t i m e w h e n h e shall n o t h a v e a n y of s u c h assessment m o n e y i n his
 h a n d s or w h e n h e shall n o t h a v e a sufficient s u m of s u c h assessment
 m o n e y t o p a y t h e m o n e y so d e m a n d e d t h e n it shall be lawful for t h e
 said Colonial T r e a s u r e r on t h e w a r r a n t of t h e G o v e r n o r t o p a y t h e
 w h o l e of s u c h m o n e y or so m u c h thereof as m a y be r e q u i r e d over a n d
 above a n y assessment m o n e y t h a t m a y t h e n b e in t h e h a n d s of s u c h
 Colonial T r e a s u r e r o u t of t h e public funds i n his h a n d s as such Colonial
 T r e a s u r e r P r o v i d e d t h a t all such m o n e y s so a d v a n c e d by h i m shall
b e repaid out of t h e proceeds of t h e said assessment a n d s u c h assess­
m e n t m o n e y shall be always k e p t b y t h e said Colonial T r e a s u r e r in a
s e p a r a t e a n d distinct account a n d shall be applied b y h i m to t h e purposes
 of t h i s A c t a n d t o n o o t h e r p u r p o s e whatsoever P r o v i d e d also t h a t all
 s u m s of m o n e y p a i d by t h e Colonial T r e a s u r e r u n d e r t h e A c t h e r e b y
repealed in excess of t h e assessment collected d u r i n g t h e p r e s e n t year
 shall b e c a r r i e d t o t h e debit of t h e said a c c o u n t .
               32. I n t h e i n t e r p r e t a t i o n of t h i s A c t t h e w o r d " o w n e r " shall
 m e a n a n d i n c l u d e p r o p r i e t o r lessee overseer s u p e r i n t e n d e n t a n d p e r s o n
 in possession or c h a r g e a n d t h e w o r d s " r u n " or " s t a t i o n " shall m e a n
                                                                                                      any
 a n y places a t w h i c h sheep a r e k e p t a n d d e p a s t u r e d u n l e s s t h e r e shall
he s o m e t h i n g i n t h e c o n t e x t r e p u g n a n t t o such c o n s t r u c t i o n t h e w o r d
 " s h e e p " shall i n c l u d e r a m s ewes w e t h e r s a n d l a m b s t h e w o r d s " p u b l i c
r o a d " shall be c o n s t r u e d t o m e a n a n y r o a d or w a y u s e d u n i n t e r r u p t e d l y
b y t h e p u b l i c for n o t less t h a n six y e a r s w i t h o u t a n y opposition from
t h e p r o p r i e t o r of t h e l a n d or over w h i c h sheep cattle horses or d r a y s
h a v e b e e n u s u a l l y a n d c o m m o n l y d r i v e n b y t h e i n h a b i t a n t s of t h e said
Colony a n d all sheep t h a t s h a l l b e d r i v e n or carried a l o n g or over a n y
p l a c e o t h e r t h a n t h e r u n on w h i c h t h e s a m e shall be o r d i n a r i l y k e p t
a n d d e p a s t u r e d shall b e h e l d to b e t r a v e l l i n g sheep w i t h i n t h e m e a n i n g
of t h i s A c t a n d all sheep r e q u i r e d by t h i s A c t to be destroyed shall be
e n t i r e l y c o n s u m e d b y fire or e n t i r e l y b u r i e d a t least t h r e e feet u n d e r
ground.
               3 3 . This A c t shall c o n t i n u e i n force u n t i l t h e thirty-first d a y of
D e c e m b e r one t h o u s a n d e i g h t h u n d r e d a n d fifty-seven a n d n o l o n g e r
P r o v i d e d t h a t i n case t h e m o n e y s d e m a n d e d a n d p a i d or p a y a b l e u n d e r
t h e a u t h o r i t y of t h e A c t h e r e b y repealed a n d of t h i s A c t shall
exceed t h e a m o u n t of t h e collections m a d e u n d e r t h e a u t h o r i t y t h e r e o f
repectively t h i s A c t shall c o n t i n u e i n force d u r i n g t h e y e a r o n e
t h o u s a n d e i g h t h u n d r e d a n d fifty-eight for t h e p u r p o s e only of r a i s i n g
b y a s s e s s m e n t s u c h a m o u n t as shall be d e e m e d b y t h e G o v e r n o r a n d
E x e c u t i v e Council necessary to cover t h e m o n e y s so p a i d a n d p a y a b l e
i n excess of s u c h collections.



                            S C H E D U L E S R E F E R R E D TO.


                                                    A.
                                  Certificate of destruction, of    Sheep.
W E the undersigned A. B . and C. D. two [or more as the case may be] of Her Majesty's
Justices of the Peace for the Colony of New South Wales do hereby certify that it
has been duly proved before us that [here state number'] sheep above the age of six months
the property of E . F. lately depasturing at {state name of run or station] were on the
             day of             instant [or last] duly destroyed and we further certify that
it was further proved to our satisfaction that such sheep were at the time of their destruction
infected with the disease called the scab and that previous to their destruction the notices
required by law were duly served.
         Dated at                  in the Colony of New South Wales this                               day
             of                     A . D . 185 .
                                                                                          A. B .    J.P.
                                                                                          C. D.     J.P.


                                                    B.
                                      Warrant to examine         Sheep.
T H E S E are to authorize you and your assistants at any time within twenty-one days
from the date hereof to enter by force if necessary on the lands on which the sheep specified
below are now running and to cause them to be driven to the most convenient part or parts
of such lands for the purpose of examining them and to thereupon examine them in order
to ascertain if they are diseased.

 General description of      Where now running            Name of person in         Name of supposed
   sheep and number.              or being.              ostensible possession.          owner.




         Dated at                      in the Colony of New South Wales this                           day
                of                  A.D. 185   .
To Mr.                         and his assistants                            A. B.                  J.P.


                                                                                                      c.
                                                       c.
                                  Certificate of Sheep being           Diseased.
                          (To be indorsed on preceding Warrant.)
I the undersigned A . B. [or we the undersigned A. B. and 0. D. as the case may be] do
hereby certify that pursuant to the within warrant to me [or us"] directed I [or we] this day
[or on the                day of                ] examined the sheep within mentioned and I
[or we] further certify that the said sheep are infected with the disease called the scab.
         Given under my hand [or our hands] at                              in the Colony of New South
             Wales this          day of                          A.D. 1 8 5 .
                                                                                               A. B.

                                                       D.
                                        Warrant    to destroy      Sheep.
W H E R E A S it has been duly proved before us A. B. and C. D. Esquires two [or more as the
case may be] of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the Colony of New South Wales
that the sheep specified below are infected with the disease called the scab Now these are to
authorize you and your assistants at any time within twenty-one days from the date hereof
to enter by force if necessary on the lands on which the said sheep are running and to
destroy them and every part of them.

 General description of    Where now running                 Name of person in           Name of supposed
   sheep and number.            or being.                   ostensible possession.            owner.




         Given under our hands and seals at                                    in the Colony of New South
             Wales this           day of                          A.D, 1 8 5    .
                                                                                            A. B. J . P
To Mr.                          and his assistants.                                          C. D. J. P.


                                                       E.
                                Certificate   of Cost of destroying         Sheep.
W E the undersigned A . B . and C. D . two [or more as the case may be] of Her Majesty's
Justices of the Peace for the Colony of New South Wales do hereby certify that pursuant to
a warrant directed by us to E . F. [or to E. F. and G. H. as the case may be] the said E. F.
[or E. F. and G. JET.] with his [or their] assistants did on the     ,       day of
instant [or last] duly destroy [here insert number] sheep at                         in the said
Colony and we further certify that we have fixed the remuneration to be paid for the destruc­
tion of such sheep at the sum of
        Given under our hands at                            in the Colony of New South Wales
             this             day of             A.D. 1 8 5 .                   A . B . J.P.
                                                                                C. D. J . P .


                                                       F.
                                              Return   of     Sheep.
T H E following is a Return of all Sheep now depastured by Mr.                                                 at
                                     in the Colony of New South Wales.

                                                                                   Name of superintendent or
      Name of station or run.            Number of sheep and lambs.
                                                                                       person in charge.




        I A . B. do hereby solemnly declare that to the best of my knowledge and belief the
foregoing is a true and faithful account of all sheep and lambs kept or depastured by me or
under my charge on this station [or the several stations above mentioned as the case may be].
                                                      A . B. Proprietor or Superintendent
                                                                [as the case may be].
        Declared before me at                              in the Colony of New South Wales
             this             day of             A.D. 1 8 5 .                   C. I). J . P .


                                                                                                           G.
                                            G
                                  General Return of Sheep.
YEARLY Return of Sheep and Lambs in the District of                                    in the
                            Colony of New South "Wales.

     Stations or      Name of           Name of          Number of sheep       Amount of
       runs.           owner.        superintendent.       and lambs.         assessment.




                                       A. B. Commissioner or Clerk of Petty Sessions.




                                             II.

                                   Notice of Assessment.
THE amount at which you are assessed for the year from the first day of January to
the thirty-first day of December 185         on the undermentioned sheep and lambs is as
follows :—                   sheep and lambs at £2 per thousand £        s.    d. which said
sum of               pounds           shillings and            pence you are hereby required
to pay at the office of the Honorable the Colonial Treasurer in Sydney [or at
as the case may be] before the thirtieth day of April next or if you consider yourself as
having any just cause for appealing against the said assessment you will please to observe
that notice of such appeal must be lodged with me within ten days from the date of the
delivery of this notice in the manner directed by the Act of Council in that behalf.
        As witness my hand at                          in the Colony of New South Wales this
                   day of                     A.D. 185       .
                                                          Commissioner of Crown Lands
                                                                [or Clerk of Petty Sessions].
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