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His Grace
The Rght. Honble
The Duke of Newcastle
&c. &c. &c.

for the information of Her Majesty's
Government.

I have &c
Signed / G. F. Bowen

No. 4
His Grace
The Right. Honble.
The Duke of Newcastle
&c. &c. &c.

Goverment House
Sydney, 3rd December, 1859.

My Lord Duke,

With reference to Article
130 of the "Rules and Regulations for
Her Majesty's Colonial Service," I have
the honor to report that I shall this
day leave Sydney on board Her
Majesty's Steam-Sloop "Cordelia," Commander
C. E. Harcourt Vernon
R. N. on my way
to assume my Office as Governor of
Queensland.

2. On my arrival here,
Commodore Loring, C. B, the Senior Naval
Officer on the Australian Station, placed at
my disposal, for the above purpose, one
of the vessels under his Command. My
first intention, however, was to proceed
to Brisbane in one of the Passenger
Steamers which ply weekly between
that Port and Sydney. But several of
the Members, for the Moreton Bay Districts
in the New South Wales Legislature, and
other gentlemen of influence in the
new colony, waited upon me with a
statement that the inhabitants of Queensland
would view with pain and regret the
arrival, at their seat of government, of
the first Representative of the Queen,
otherwise

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otherwise than in one of Her Majesty's
ships.

Under these circumstances
and by the advice of Governor General Sir
William Denison
, I have decided on availing
myself of Commodore Loring's offer, and have
made the usual official application to that
Officer.

I have &c.
Signed / G. F. Bowen

No. 5
Enclosure No. 1 -
3 Copies of Queensland
Govt. Gazette. No. 1.

Government House,
Brisbane, 19th December, 1859.

My Lord Duke,

I have the honor to report
that on the 10th Instant, I landed at
Brisbane and that after taking the
usual Oaths before Mr. Justice Latwyche,
Judge of the Supreme Court, I assumed, in
obedience tot he Queen's Commands, the Office
of Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief
of the Colony of Queensland and its dependencies.

I enclose copies of the first number
of the Queensland Government Gazette, containing
the proclamation which I issued on that
occasion.

2. My reception was very
gratifying to me personally, and eminently
satisfactory on public grounds, as proving
the excellent spirit with which all
classes of the inhabitants of the new Colony
are animated towards their Queen and
Mother-Country.

3. From a variety of motives,
similar

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