AU WA A1621 - ROYAL COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE A REPORT UPON THE AFFAIRS OF THE EMPIRE GOLD MINING SYNDICATE

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Royal Commission

Authorized form of name

ROYAL COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE A REPORT UPON THE AFFAIRS OF THE EMPIRE GOLD MINING SYNDICATE

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AU WA A1621

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Dates of existence

1923-11-28 - 1924-03-18

History

On 28 November 1923, John Elton Geary was appointed Royal Commissioner to investigate the affairs of the Empire Gold Mining Syndicate. The terms of the reference for the Royal Commission were to ascertain:

1) Who were the original members of the Syndicate?

2) The manner in which samples were taken and assays were made and who was responsible for declaring the assayed samples alleged to have been taken from the Syndicate's leases at Hancock's, Sandstone, to be worth from two ounces to seven ounces per ton, when in reality the stone from which they were taken proved to be worth only so many penny-weights.

3) Who was responsible for the publication in the newspapers of frequent reports of the discovery of high values in the leases held by the Empire Syndicate which values it was afterwards shown never existed.

The report of the Royal Commission was submitted on 18 March 1924.

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Related unit of description

Series S4674 - REPORT

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

1924-03-18 - 1924-03-18

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Series S4675 - TRANSCRIPT OF EVIDENCE

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

1924-01-09 - 1924-03-06

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Series S4676 - EXHIBITS

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Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1923-01-23 - 1925-01-06

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Final

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