John H. W. Pettit letters to his family in England, illustrated with sketches by the writer, 1852-1868 - Page 19
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Printed by John Ferres, at the Government Printing Office
No.126 January 1853
The Bearer John H. W. Pettit having paid to me the Sum of One Pound Ten Shillings, on account of the Territorial Revenue, I hereby License him to dig, search for, and remove Gold on and from any such Crown Lands within the upper Lodder District
as I shall assign to him for that purpose during the Month of January 1853 not within half-a-mile of any Head Station.
This License is not transferable and to be produced whenever demanded by me or any other person acting under the authority of the Government, and to be returned when another License is issued.
Ci Cruickshank Commissioner.
REGULATIONS TO BE OBSERVED BY THE PERSONS DIGGING FOR GOD OR OTHERWISE EMPLOYED AT THE GOLD FIELDS.
- Every Licensed Perosn must always have his License with him ready to be produced whenever demanded by a COmmissioner, or Person acting under his instructions, otherwise he is liable to be proceeded against as an unlicensed Person.
- Every Person digging for Gold, or occupying Land, without a License, is liable by Law to be fined, for a first offence, not exceeding £5 ; for a second offence, not exceeding £15 ; and for a subsequent offence, not exceeding £30.
- Digging for Gold is not allowed within Ten feet of the egde of any Public Road, nor are the Roads to be undermined.
- Tents of Buildings are not to be erected within Twenty feet of each other, or within Twenty feet of any Creek.
- It is enjoined that all Persons at the Gold Fields maintain and assist in maintaining a due and proper observance of Sundays.