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Regulations Under the "Gunpowder and Explosive Consolidation Act, 1876," (40 Victoria, No. 1.)

Explosives Regulations


No. 346.]                                                                                FRIDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER.      [1876.

The Treasury, New South Wales,
29th September, 1876.

HIS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, has been pleased to make the following appointments, in connection with the "Gunpowder and Explosive Consolidation Act of 1876" (40 Victoria No. 1), namely: -

to be an Inspector of Magazines;
to be Acting Foreman of the Magazine at Goat Island;
to be Master in charge of the Steam-Launch "Sea Breeze"; and
to be Engine Driver of said Steam-Launch.

The Treasury, New South Wales, 29th September, 1876.

HIS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, has been pleased to make the following Regulations for the purpose of carrying into effect the intention and objects of the "Gunpowder and Explosive Consolidation Act of 1876" (40 Victoria No. 1)- such Regulations to come into operation on and from the 1st proximo.



The management and control of all magazines, and the storage and custody of explosives.

Magazines and licensed premises subject to Act 40 Victoria, No. 1.

1. All magazines and licensed premises for the storage of explosives and explosive substances, together with the importation, custody, removal and carriage of the same, are subject to the provisions of the Act 40 Victoria, No. 1, and to such Regulations as may be made with regard to the same by the Governor with the advice of the Executive Council.

The duties of persons in charge of magazines.

2. Every "Public magazine" shall be under the general control and management of the Ordnance Storekeeper, but in charge of Foremen or other duly authorized officers. It shall be the duty of the Foreman to be present when the magazine is opened, to superintend the receipt and issue of explosives, &c., and all laboratory operations; to keep a daily journal of all such transactions; to alter as required the tally boards attached to the magazine bays; to exercise a diligent and careful supervision of the duties and conduct of all persons under him; to remain at the magazine during working hours, and on no account to leave it unless on duty or with the permission of his superior officer; to see that the doors, shutters, &c., of the magazine are well secured on leaving off work; and to receive under his charge all keys of the same; and to report generally to the Ordnance Storekeeper all matters relating to his office.

Working hours at magazines.

3. At all Public magazines the hours of attendance on each working day shall be from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m., unless otherwise ordered; but whenever any explosives or cartridges are being landed from any vessel the magazines shall, if required, be open from 6 a.m. till 6 p.m. f or that particular service.

Magazines established.

4. The magazines established as "Public magazines" for the storage of explosives are those at Goat and Spectacle Islands, in the Harbour of Port Jackson, the magazine at Gulgong, and the floating magazine in the Port of Newcastle.

Fires, smoking, &c., prohibited at magazines.

5. No fires, smoking, or unprotected light will be allowed outside the dwellings of residents at the magazines, in or near any magazine, laboratory, shifting-room, or landing-place, or within the precincts of such magazines; nor shall any one be allowed to carry about or bring into any magazine lighted tobacco-pipes, cigars, lucifer matches, or anything likely to cause combustion; nor shall any person under the influence of drink be permitted to arrive at, visit, or remain at any magazine, or enter its precincts. Any person in the employment of the department breaking this rule shall be immediately dismissed.

N.B. - A penalty of £20 is imposed by sections 32 and 33 of the Act on persons guilty of some of these offences; and they may he taken into custody forthwith.

Detonators, tubes, fuzes, caps &c., to be stored apart from explosives.

6. No friction tubes, detonators, percussion caps, fuzes, or ammunition possessing their own means of ignition, shall be kept in any magazine, laboratory or shifting house where any gunpowder or explosive is stored, or where such substances are under manipulation; - but all such articles, either loose or in packages, shall be placed in a secure store by themselves. Officers in charge of magazines will be required to know exactly where each article is stored, so as to be able to find it at once when required on the darkest night.

Lightning-conductors, &c., to be kept in repair.

7. The lightning-conductors must be kept in proper repair, wells kept constantly full of water; and where a magazine is supplied with a fire-engine or hydrant service, the same must be kept in perfect order, and so lodged as to be always ready and fit for use.

Packages of explosives not to be opened in a magazine.

8. No package must on any account be allowed to be opened or to remain open in any magazine, but when required for use must be taken to the laboratory, after the floors of the same have been carefully covered with a sufficient number of hides or wadmiltilts to prevent loose powder being scattered about. Under no circumstances, however, must more than two packages be kept there at one time. When packages are thus opened the Officer-in-Charge must be present, to see that no explosive remains there when the men are not working.

Packages must not be rolled about.

9. The practice of rolling barrels about must not be resorted to, as it tends to cause leakage, injures the powder, and by the friction endangers life and property. In stacking packages in a magazine, a space must be left between them and the wall, to allow free circulation of air, which prevents injury, from damp.

Breech-loading small arm ammunition not to be broken up nor powder used.

10. Powder, the produce of broken up breech-loading small arm ammunition, must not be stored in any public magazine, or used for any Government purpose; as danger arises from a mixture of the detonating composition with it; and no such ammunition, being Government property, shall be broken up without special instructions. No explosive to be destroyed by fire on any account within the magazine or its precincts or boundaries.

Strangers not allowed admission without authority to a magazine.

11. On no occasion shall strangers have access to a magazine without proper authority; but when so admitted, they must be attended by an officer of the department, whose duty it shall be to see that the necessary precautions have been adopted, and that they have no articles in their possession of a combustible nature, or likely to cause an accident.

Magazines to be watched during the day and night.

12. All public magazines in which explosives are stored shall (unless otherwise provided) be watched by a warder of the department, who must be a special constable, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. when he shall be relieved by another warder, who must also be a special constable. The Foreman of the magazine shall occasionally visit such warders to see that they are on the alert and doing their duty.

Laboratory operations, - and clothing to be used.

13. No laboratory operations, if it can be avoided, shall be carried on within 400 yards of the magazine. In all laboratory operations, as well as those connected with the receipt and issue of explosives, the regular winter and summer suits provided for the purpose must be worn, and also magazine shoes of suitable size, so fastened as to prevent sliding shuffling along the floors or platforms. No person shall be allowed to enter a magazine without changing his shoes; but if no works are being carried on, goloshes or sewn overboots may be used instead; or a person may be allowed to go barefooted, after carefully wiping his feet.

The floors of magazines to be free from grit - Floating magazine.

14. The doors of the magazine, shifting-rooms, and passages must be swept and kept free from gravel, mud, or grit; and previous to explosives being taken into or out of the magazine, the rolling ways and stages must be also carefully watered. The laboratory must be properly cleaned every working day, and watered after any work done therein. The decks of the floating magazine must be swept daily, and washed at least three times a week. The vessel must also be pumped out by the men therein employed at the morning relief. The "danger signal" to be hoisted at sunrise, and replaced at dusk by a signal lamp; a second one being kept in readiness in case of accident to the one in use. The bell to be struck as at a magazine on land, and during thick weather to be sounded at intervals, as is usual on board of vessels underweigh or anchored in the fairway.

Magazines to be properly aired.

15. The magazines must be carefully aired, but always with a due regard to the state of the atmosphere, - such as after rainy weather, dampness arising through excessive evaporation, or during damp north-easterly winds, or on very hot days, when the temperature is internally and externally so great as to cause condensation, &c. - when, in either case, the magazine should be kept closed.

Warder's duties.

16. The warder shall patrol the magazine buildings, and see that the instructions given in Regulation 5 are strictly attended to. He must every half-hour strike the bell (giving four blows) during his guard; and every omission of such duty must be noted, and reported by the foreman to the Ordnance Storekeeper. The warder must not allow any person to come within the precincts without authority - must me that no boats anchor or remain within the proclaimed precincts of the magazine, except those duly authorized, in which case they shall be under his supervision - must hail at night all boats or individuals approaching the magazine - report arrival and departures to the Foreman - must we that no spirituous liquors are improperly introduced within the precincts by residents or visitors, - and must see that all lights are put out by 11 p.m. except those in the guard-room, the Foreman's quarters, and in the dwellings of such employees as have obtained permission to have lights on account of sickness.

Absentees from the magazine.

17. No employee shall absent himself for a whole night without authority; and all residents must return, unless under special leave; by 10 o'clock p.m. and the names of persons arriving after that hour will be forwarded on the following day to the Ordnance Storekeeper. Particular notice must be taken by the Foreman or warder of the condition of such persons, of their return, and the necessary precaution taken for the safety of the magazine. The Foreman must report to the Ordnance Storekeeper without delay any breach of the regulations by, any visitor or resident.

Boats not to used without special permission.

18. The Government boats must not be used unless by special permission, on other than legitimate work, and when not required they must be well secured. The boatman of the day will always be required to convey on shore, or back to the magazine, the residents of the magazine at which they are stationed, as also their friends, and others landing by authority; all of whom must conform to the regulations, otherwise they shall be removed. No boat to be used on any pretence whatever without the sanction of the Foreman, who, if he has reason to suspect that spirituous liquors are introduced or improperly kept, may visit and search the quarters of any resident; such proceedings to be reported to the Ordnance Storekeeper as early as possible.

Undergrowth &c., not allowed at Magazines

19. No undergrowth must be allowed to accumulate within the precincts of the magazine; nor will any shrubs or cultivation of any kind be permitted in or near the magazine enclosures; and no animals must be allowed within the said enclosures.

Thunderstorms, gales, and rain - Magazines to be at once closed and secured.

20. On rain threatening, or on the approach of a thunder- storm or a gale, any delivery of explosives or cartridges must cease at once, and the magazines be immediately closed and made secure. In the event of any other unforeseen cause of alarm arising, such as a fire breaking out in the vicinity of the magazines, the warder must give the alarm by ringing the bell. Particular attention must always be given to any of the foregoing causes of alarm; and on hearing the first clap of thunder, or on seeing a flash of lightning, although the storm may be then at a great distance, all hands on or off duty must at once repair to the Officer-in-Charge; who will adopt such precautionary measures as he may deem expedient for the safety of the magazine. Any extraordinary circumstances arising must at once be brought under the notice of the foreman by the warder or other employee of the magazine.

Coverings authorized.

21. In all magazines the coverings shall consist of wadmiltilts, hides, hair-cloth, or thick plain canvas.

Importation and Exportation of explosives, and the precautions to be used in conveying them.

Fires, lights, &c., not to be used when discharging and receiving explosives on board vessels

22. Before opening the hatches of a vessel or lighter, loading or unloading explosives or cartridges, all fires must have been extinguished at least one hour, and must be kept extinguished, until the hatches are again securely closed and covered. Whilst the loading or unloading of explosives is being carried on, or whilst they are in course of transit, no smoking shall be allowed in the vessel or lighter. The use of tobacco pipes, lucifer matches, lights, greased rags, or anything likely to cause ignition or spontaneous combustion, shall not be permitted on board any vessel engaged in such operations. All iron work or steel, over which explosives or cartridges are passed, must be covered with the authorized coverings, and lowered upon a cushion stuffed with white oakum, and covered with leather. Any person under the influence of drink, whilst this work is being carried on, must he kept under restraint, and if in the employment of the Government he shall be dismissed.

The holds of lighters to be carefully examined.

23. Previously to receiving explosives on board a lighter, special care must be taken by the Officer-in-Charge to examine the hold of the same. He must also see that it is swept clean, is free from grit and dust and in a fit state to receive the explosives.

Restrictions when loading and unloading vessels with explosives.

24. Persons having in their possession any of the articles forbidden by any of the foregoing Regulations, shall neither be allowed to board nor to quit any vessel or lighter, when loading or unloading explosives or cartridges. Steam vessels, or vessels with fires on board, passing at the time explosives are being loaded or unloaded, must at once be ordered to keep at least 200 yards off. In stowing explosives in the hold of the lighter the packages must be carried, and on no account rolled over each other. After all explosives have been discharged from the vessel, the coverings used must be removed, and the hold carefully cleaned out and freed from loose explosives. The Officer-in-Charge must see that the hatches of all boats, that leave either the magazines or vessels discharging with explosives on board, are well secured and covered over. When boats are anchored off a magazine awaiting discharge, they must not be boarded at any time without permission; and on the approach of a thunderstorm, rain, or a gale, the precautions specified in Regulation 20 must be adopted.

Clothing to be worn when shipping explosives.

25. All persons employed in loading and unloading explosives or cartridges must use magazine shoes, or goloshes, or go bare-footed, and also wear the clothing provided for their use whilst so engaged.

Leaking and insecure packages how to be dealt with.

26. Packages of explosives or cartridges that are insecure or leaky must be put in a bag; but, if so damaged that the contents would be likely to cause an explosion in re-packing, the damaged packages must be forthwith thrown into the sea. Full particulars of such destruction must be reported as early as possible by the Officer-in-Charge to the Ordnance Storekeeper. Before a package in taken into a magazine it must be carefully examined to see that there is no iron or steel in or about it, or anything likely to cause explosion or spontaneous combustion.

Tools to be used.

27. All tools used in opening, securing, or removing packages containing explosives or cartridges must be made of copper, bronze, brass, gun-metal, or wood.

Vessels arriving In the Port of Newcastle.

28. On the arrival of a vessel in the port of Newcastle with, explosives or cartridges on board, a Pilot-jack shall be hoisted at the main-mast head, and kept flying until the same have been wholly discharged. She must either anchor close by, or make fast to, the moorings laid down for the purpose; and there discharge all explosives or cartridges on board into the floating magazine, between the hours of 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. The necessary precautions in so doing must be strictly observed, so an to render the chance of explosion as remote as possible.

Special application to the Ordnance Storekeeper must be made for permission to transfer to the floating magazine any other explosive than gunpowder.

The flag to be used as a danger signal.

Danger signal.

29. In all cases where explosives or cartridges exceeding 50 lbs. weight are removed by land or water, the boats or vans conveying the same shall display a "danger signal"; which must be a red flag not less then 3 feet by 2 feet, with the word "Danger" painted or sewn on it, in black or white letters not less than 6 inches long. Such "danger signal" must be made of sheet zinc, tin, wood, or bunting.

The removal and carriage of explosives by land and water.

Explosives not exceeding 100 lbs. may be conveyed by dealers

30. Explosives not exceeding 100 lbs. in weight may be conveyed by dealers within the City of Sydney at any time before 10 o'clock a.m., if properly secured and covered with the authorized coverings, and provided the other precautions required by the Act and Regulations are duly observed. All packages containing loose explosives for blasting or sporting purposes, when so removed, must be placed in bags or sacks to prevent leakage.

Applications for deliveries from magazines.

31. Applications for the delivery of explosives from a public magazine must be made to the Ordnance Storekeeper, in the prescribed form, which can be obtained on application to that officer and must be accompanied by the certificate of deposit. Before delivery can be obtained, the storage rent and all lighterage fees, and transport charges, &c., must be paid. Delivery shall thereupon be made in the City of Sydney (if the quantity exceeds 100 lbs. weight) by Government boats and vans to the persons duly authorized to receive the explosives. Cards of address must be given for each package before 3 p.m. on the day previous to delivery. A sober and trustworthy man must be in attendance at the place of delivery to receive the packages before 7.30 a.m. No insecure package to be given out of the magazine on any account.

Applications for permits

32. Persons applying for permits for the delivery of explosives in the City of Sydney shall enter the detail of the permit in the delivery-book in the presence of an officer of the department; who will forward the same to the Foreman of the magazine where such explosives are stored, so as to ensure a fair turn of delivery to each applicant,; (as the boats and carts will be limited to the carriage of (2) two tons). Masters of lighters will be held responsible for the due delivery of the explosive to the Government carters at the proclaimed wharf at 7.30 a.m. The carters will be held responsible for the safe delivery by 10 a.m. of all explosives thus landed to the persons to whom the packages an addressed, and from whom they must obtain proper receipts for such delivery. The clothing prescribed for the purpose must be used by the Government carters, who must see that all the precautions necessary to prevent explosions are adopted. They must not have anything in their possession likely to cause explosion or spontaneous combustion.

Short deliveries to be first in turn the following day.

83. Where an unfinished or incomplete delivery has been made on any day's order, through an over-demand, the order shall be completed on the next day of delivery. Any mistake, non-delivery, late delivery, or carelessness, must be at once reported in writing to the Ordnance Storekeeper, and no notice will be taken of verbal complaints.

Fees not to be given to employees.

34. Fees must on no account be taken by any employee of the Ordnance Department. Offenders in this respect render them-selves liable to instant dismissal.

Explosives for transmission by Railway.

35. Every dealer requiring explosives delivered at Darling Harbour, Sydney, or at the Pilot Boat Harbour, Newcastle, for transmission by railway on the days appointed by the Railway By-laws for the purpose, must supply bags, and the necessary fastenings for them, to the Foreman of the Magazine the day before delivery is wanted; so that the packages may be placed in them at the magazine. Each consignor must also depute a trustworthy and sober man, who shall be under the orders of the Officer-in-Charge, to assist in the delivery, and give the necessary receipt for the same. Such person will be required also to prepare the necessary way-bill; without which the ex-plosive may be returned to the magazine, and treated as a fresh importation and subject to the usual charges thereon.

Conveyances to be used when the prescribed vans are not procurable.

36. In parts of the Colony outside the city of Sydney, or within the boundaries of any city or town to be hereafter proclaimed, where it in found impracticable for explosives to be removed in the vans prescribed by the Act, they may be carried in open vans, drays, or waggons; but the owners of such conveyances must provide and use the authorized coverings in so doing. The packages thus carried must be secured in bags, and so fastened as to prevent leakage. They must also be stowed apart from lucifer matches, oils, or anything liable to spontaneous ignition, - kept from contact with iron or steel, and so packed as to be accessible, in case of fire, for immediate removal. Similar precautions must be taken by contractors or others when explosives only are conveyed by them; and due notice must be given by a consignor to the consignee of such removal, with a view to its immediate storage after arrival in the registered premises.

The size and description of boats to be used in transporting explosives by water, and the manner in which such boats shall be constructed and fitted up.

37. Boats, that are specially intended for the transport of explosives, must be built and fitted according to plans, and specifications approved of by the Ordnance Storekeeper. Every such boat must have a mast with yard-arm attached, to be used as a lightning-conductor, which must always be fixed, when the boat is moored with explosives on board. Lighters employed under contract must be provided with a sufficient number of the authorized coverings, to secure the packages of explosives on board from contact with anything, likely to cause explosion or spontaneous combustion. No cooking stoves or firing will be allowed on board such vessels.

For the storage and removal of explosives for public works or mining purposes.

Store for miners and public works, and where disallowed.

38. The quantity of any explosive which shall be allowed to be stored at one time in any "registered premises", for public works or mining purposes, will depend on the nature of the building or premises provided for storage of the same. Explosives must not, however, be stored in any place near to which any persons are employed. In premises, registered for the storage of any explosive, no tools must be used other than those described in Regulation 27; and the removal of explosives from such premises must be conducted in the manner prescribed by Regulation 36.

Description of a suitable storehouse at mines, &c., for explosives.

39. The store intended for the storage of explosives, for the use of miners and quarrymen, must be well and substantially built of brick, stone, or concrete, or excavated out of solid rock, or any substance not liable to ignition. It must also be so constructed and closed, as to prevent unauthorized persons having access thereto. To secure it from danger from without, no iron or steel must be exposed. When the store is not lined inside with wood, the packages of explosives must be kept in bags; and where practicable, the store should be fitted with a lightning conductor. Fires or lights unprotected, lucifer matches, or anything liable to rapid ignition or spontaneous combustion, must not be allowed in or near a building or pre-mises registered for the storage of explosives. All such stores must be in detached buildings or premises, with the word "Gunpowder" painted thereon; and must always, when practicable, be enclosed with a close fence.

The duties of Inspectors of Magazines.

40. The Inspectors of Magazines shall, under the control of the Ordnance Storekeeper, inspect periodically, or when required, all public and licensed magazines or registered premises, and see that the provisions for the storage and conveyance of explosives are duly carried out, and that every necessary precaution in connection therewith is exercised. They shall also report to the Ordnance Storekeeper, on the suitability of the building or premises proposed to be used for the storage of explosives, whether as licensed magazines or registered premises. The Inspectors should as far as practicable also be present, when explosives are being received and delivered at the public magazines, or when they are landed in Sydney for local consumption, or transmission by railway. They must also inquire into the general and particular management of magazines and registered premises, and furnish reports of all inspections to the Ordnance Storekeeper, for the purpose of being transmitted to the Minister.


Notice to masters of vessels.

41. Notice shall be given in the Harbour Regulations, directing the master or other officer of every vessel, arriving with ex-plosives exceeding 12 lbs. weight on board, to deliver the same immediately to the Ordnance Storekeeper, and directing attention in other respects to the provisions of the " Gunpowder and Explosive Consolidation Act 1876," and the several Regulations made thereunder.

Small arm rifle cartridges.

42. Small arm rifle cartridges (not being explosives within the meaning of the aforesaid Act) not exceeding 50 lbs. weight may be forwarded by steamers, carrying passengers, to any port or place, where there is no other available communication. They must, however, be placed on board such steam-vessels at the wharf, and must be securely packed in tin-lined cases, or if such be sent packed in a barrel, the same shall be placed in a bag. No danger-signal is necessary. When explosives have to be shipped under the 14th section of the Act, application must be made in the prescribed form to the Ordnance Storekeeper, and if approved, it must be forwarded to the Collector of Customs, who will authorize the Shipment.

Construction of buildings for compartments of registered premises.

43. All compartments of registered premises shall be called "danger bins"; and must be well closed and be substantially built of brick, stone, or concrete, or excavated out of the solid rock, or may be constructed of any substance not liable to ignition; and must be so constructed and closed, as to prevent unauthorized persons having access thereto. To secure such compartments from external danger they must be lined inside with wood, and on no account shall iron or steel be allowed therein. They must also be kept free from grit, gravel, or mud, and be regularly, and carefully swept, and nothing allowed to be brought in, or remain therein, likely to cause ignition or spontaneous combustion. If found necessary a lightning-conductor must be attached to the buildings or promises, in which such compartments are constructed. No person under the age of sixteen shall be permitted to enter such compartment unless under the care of a responsible person. Compartments for the storage of explosives must be in that portion of the registered premises in which there is the least traffic, and must also be as remote from fires, lights, &c., as possible. No fire, lights, or lucifer matches, must ever be allowed in compartments.

N. B. -Any person smoking, or bringing matches into any "registered premises", is liable by section 40 to a penalty of £50.

Licenses to be granted.

44. All licenses and certificates granted under the Act shall be issued by the Ordnance Storekeeper and signed by him or the Colonial Treasurer, and will be valid only for the persons named therein, and for the quantities of explosives therein specified. Upon any wilful neglect of any of the provisions of the Act, or of any regulation made under its authority, licenses may be declared forfeited by two Justices; who may also impose a penalty of £10 for every day during the continuance of any such negligence.

Manufacturers of fireworks and cartridges.

45. Manufacturers of cartridges, fireworks, and other dangerous forms of explosives for sale must apply to the Ordnance Storekeeper for permission to carry on their operations. On receipt of such application that officer shall himself inspect, or else direct the Inspector of Magazines to inspect, the premises wherein it is proposed to manufacture articles and upon being satisfied that all the precautions necessary to prevent explosions or accidents have been duly taken, the permission sought for may be granted by the Colonial Treasurer by a "special license."

Storage of mechanically and chemically prepared explosives.

46. No mechanically prepared explosive, exceeding 25 lbs. weight, shall be stored with explosives chemically prepared; unless found on analysis (the expenses of making which shall be charged to the owner thereof) to be composed of an ingredient or ingredients, certified as not being liable to spontaneous combustion, or subject to the influence of sudden or atmospheric changes. When found dangerous, every explosive whether mechanically or chemically prepared, must be placed in separate compartments or buildings, at distances not less than 10 feet apart from each kind of explosives.

Definition of Magazines, Licenses, and other Certificates of Registered Premises.

47. A "Public Magazine" shall mean those buildings used as such at Goat and Spectacle Islands, and at Gulgong, together with the Floating Magazines at Newcastle, as well as any other buildings, premises, or floating hulks which way be hereafter proclaimed as Public Magazines by the Governor. A "Licensed Magazine" shall mean any building or premises which has been inspected and recommended as suitable for the storage of explosives, and which has been approved by the Minister. "Licensed Magazines" shall be managed and be under the control of the person licensed to keep the same; who will he hold responsible for the due observance of the several provisions of the Act, and the Regulations made under. By a "Special License" shall be meant a license, to store explosives in a building, which has been approved by the Minister or the Ordnance Storekeeper, for the purposes provided for by section 27 of the Act aforesaid. An "Ordinary License" shall mean a license, authorizing any person to deal in explosives, subject to all the conditions made in respect to dealers. "Registered Premises" shall mean such premises, and compartments of premises, as are set apart for the storage of explosives, and which have been inspected by the Inspector of Magazines, approved by the Minister, and registered with the Ordnance Storekeeper, in the manner prescribed by the 39th and 40th sections of the Act.


Printed and Published by THOMAS RICHARDS, Government Printer, Phillip-street, 29th September, 1876

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