HC Deb 28 July 1857 vol 147 cc567-8

said, he wished to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies a question with respect to the boundary of the proposed new colony of Moreton Bay. He had understood the right hon. Gentleman to state on a former occasion, that the boundary line would be between the twenty-fifth and twenty sixth degrees of south latitude, and he would now beg to ask the right hon. Gentleman whether it was not a mistake, in order that, if it were, it might be corrected before the next mail went out to Australia.


said, he was much obliged to the hon. Gentleman for giving him an opportunity of setting himself right on this subject. In answer to a question which was put to him in reference to the proposed boundary line of the colony of Moreton Bay, he was represented to have stated that it would be between the twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth degrees of south latitude; what he meant to say was, that the boundary line would lie between the twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth degrees of south latitude.