HC Deb 24 March 1904 vol 132 c615
MR. OSMOND WILLIAMS () Merionethshire

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state for what offences a justice of the peace in Western Australia can sentence a native, serving under a white man, to be flogged and to two years imprisonment.


Under certain Acts of Western Australia known as the Aboriginal Offenders Acts, 1883, 1892, and 1893, a justice of the peace had power to order the whipping of an aboriginal native for certain offences when no other justice of the peace within twenty miles could be obtained to constitute a Court of two justices, but these Acts were repealed by the Criminal Code Act of Western Australia, 1902, and so far as I am aware the provisions of the repealed Acts have not been re-enacted.