An Act to prohibit the supply of Intoxicating Liquors to the Aboriginal Natives of New South Wales. [23 December, 1867.]



WHEREAS the supplying of Intoxicating Liquors to the Aboriginal Natives of New South Wales is productive of serious mischief to the said Aboriginal Natives and is the cause of numerous crimes against life and property And whereas it is expedient to prohibit the supplying of such intoxicating liquors as aforesaid Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly of New South Wales in Parliament assembled and by the authority of the same as follows :

1. If any person whether licensed or unlicensed shall sell supply or give any liquor fermented or spirituous or any mixed liquor partly fermented or partly spirituous to any Aboriginal Native of New South Wales he shall for every such offence forfeit and pay a penalty not exceeding ten pounds And if such liquor be supplied by an unlicensed person such penalty shall be over and above any penalty to which such person may be liable for selling liquor without a license Provided that nothing herein contained shall prevent the supply of any of the said liquors to any aboriginal for medicinal purposes only.

2. Every penalty for any offence against this Act may be recovered I before any two Justices of the Peace in a summary way and if the same p be not paid within the time limited by such Justices it shall be levied by distress and sale of the offender's goods and on failure of distress shall be enforced in manner provided by the Act eleventh and twelfth Victoria chapter forty-three as adopted by the Act of the Governor and Legislative Council fourteenth Victoria number forty-three and by any Acts amending the same.

3. This Act shall be styled and may be cited as the " Supply of Liquors to Aborigines Prevention Act."