Report of the Natal Native Commission, 1881-2

Report of the Natal Native Commission, 1881-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...Native Law in company with_a number of others than to come.outby himself. ' 2.'InPai-. 13, lines '24-27, I dissent from the' recommendation that the offspring of, ' rsons who have been married by Christian rites, but have not 'come out from under ativeu'Law, "shall be, with them, ." under the Colonial Law in respect of polygamy., . Agreeing with many of the details contained in the Report, to which therefore I ' have subscribed my name, I desire permiss'on, nevertheless, to append some special remarks on the Native Question, because not only is this the most important political question existing in Natal, but also because I have considere_d it more or less for upwards ' of twenty-five years. '-' ' ' '-In the protest signed by so many influential and experienced Members of the Commission'objecting to the acquisition of land in freehold by Natives who prefer being under Native Law, with its chiettainship, lobnla, polygamy, and peculiar law of inheritance, '-' l' I have cheerfully joined; and believe that if any good should result, as it may in a few..' 1 instances, by such an unnatural commingling of semi-feudalism and semi-barbarism with J.--the rights, tenure and permanence attaching, or supposed to attach, to freehold property ' ' ' 'in a Colony like Natal, which has been thrown open for English Colonisation, such good ' result rather an accidental one than one founded on the accredited principles ' applicable to the regulation of freehold liabilities and privileges generally. At the same. _-time, if a Native will emerge from Native Law and become a Colonist, let him by all means ' be free to acquire land. But until this takes place the Supreme Chief should forbid it. I demur entirely more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236831209
  • 9781236831200