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By His Excellency Sir George Ferguson Bowen, Knight, Commander of the Most Distinguis­hed Order of St. Michael and St. George, Captain-General and Governor-in-chief of the Colony of Queensland and its Dependenci­es, and Vice-Admiral of the Same.

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Whereas Her Majesty has been graciously pleased, by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, bearing date at Westminste­r, the Sixth day of June, in the twenty-second year of Her Majesty’s Reign, to separate from the Colony of New South Wales, the Territory described in the said Letters Patent, and to erect the same into a separate Colony to be called the Colony of Queensland, and has further been pleased to constitute and appoint me, Sir George Ferguson Bowen, Knight, Commander of the Most Distinguis­hed Order of St. Michael and St. George, to be Captain-General and Governor-in-chief in and over the said Colony of Queensland and its Dependenci­es. Now therefore, I, the Captain-General and Governor-in-chief aforesaid, do hereby proclaim and declare that I have this day taken the prescribed Oaths before His Honour Alfred James Peter Lutwyche, Esquire, Judge of the Supreme Court, and that I have accordingl­y

Given under my hand and seal at Government House, Brisbane, this tenth day of December in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and

(Signed) G. F. Bowen By His Excellency’s Command

(Signed) R. G. W. Herbert God Save the Queen!

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