HC Deb 03 September 1895 vol 36 c1551

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies, whether he will add to the information furnished to the hon. Member for Canterbury with respect to the Salary of the Governor of South Australia, a statement showing the terms on which the Crown Lands of the Colony were handed over to the Colonial Government, and the revenue at present derived from the said lands?


When the Colony assumed complete responsibility for its administration and government it was at the same time granted complete control over all the sources of revenue, which would include the Crown lands. The land revenue for 1892–3, the latest available, was, exclusive of land sales, about £175,000. The sales represented £53,000 more.