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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 41



Legislative power is vested in a Governor and two Houses of Parliament; the Legislative Council consists of 16 members, and the House of Assembly of 32 members, both elective. The qualification for electors of the Council is the possession of freehold estate of £30 per annum clear, or leasehold of £200 per annum, under term of not less than five years; and for electors of the Assembly, freehold estate value £50, or leasehold £7 per annum. Ministers of religion graduates of British universities, officers of the army and navy not on service, and members of the learned professions, have votes for both Houses. The municipal system extends over the greater part of the settled districts.