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Colonial Cases

Madagascar

For a case concerning expulsion from Madagascar, see Wilkinson v. Pickersgill, 1886.

The following material was selected and transcribed by Peter Bullock.

West Coast Times (NZ), 23 September 1865

Later advices from Madagascar state that the treaty with England has been concluded at the capital, and had been received with great rejoicings.  The terms of the treaty accord the establishment of a consular court over British subjects.

 

Press (NZ), 21 October 1865

Commercial.

MAURITIUS.

A correspondent of the "Australasian," of the 6th inst., writes from Port Louis as follows:

News has been received from Madagascar of the successful negotiation of the English treaty by out Consul at Antananarivo (Mr. Packenham).

 

Thames Star (NZ), 10 April 1879

England and Portugal having agreed as to the terms of the joint action to be taken in the suppression of the traffic in slaves between the Mozambique and Madagascar, an appointment of a British Consul for the Mozambique will shortly be made, and a consular court established.

 

The Maitland Mercury (Australia), 1 May 1879

England and Portugal having agreed as to the terms of the joint action to be taken in the suppression of the traffic in slaves between the Mozambique and Madagascar, an appointment of a British Consul for the Mozambique will shortly be made, and a Consular Court established.

 

Sacramento Daily Union, 13 June 1889

BUCCANEER IN LIMBO.

Charged with Killing a United States Consular Agent in Madagascar.

WASHINGTON, June 12th. - The State Department has information that Captain D. U. Vergier, who shot and killed Victor I. A. Stanwood, Consular Agent at Aututake, Madagascar, some months since, has been arrested and placed on board the man-of-war Swatara, and, together with witnesses, taken to Tamatave, to be tried by the Consular Court there.

D. U. Vergier is a Baltimorean, appointed Consul at St. Paul De Loando.  He found the place so unhealthy that he left, and was dropped from the rolls.  With a small schooner and thirteen men he began a series of buccaneering expeditions up and down the Madagascar coast, and in the course of a trip shot Stanwood.

 

The Yorkshire Herald (York), 9 March 1891

A despatch from Madagascar says that in a law suit by the Freemasons against the Bishop of Antananarivo and the Jesuits the Consular Court has condemned the latter to pay a fine of one thousand francs and ten thousand francs damages.

 

The Times, 16 July 1895

THE WAR IN MADAGASCAR.

Long article about deadlock over jurisdiction between French and English. ... the disputed question of jurisdiction, apparently regarded as a trivial matter at home, is undoubtedly one of vital importance to our trade interests on the island.

 

The Brisbane Courier (Queensland, Australia), 30 November 1896

THE SITUATION IN MADAGASCAR.

LONDON, November 28.

News has been received from Madagascar that the British Consul there made a protest against the trial of a British subject before the French Court, instead of the Consular Court as hitherto, but he was informed by General Gallieni, the French Governor and Commander-in-Chief in Madagascar, that he had no right to interfere in the matter.

 

The Western Star (Toowoomba, Australia), 2 December 1896

The Situation in Madagascar.

LONDON, November 19. -  News has been received from Madagascar that the British Consul there made a protest against the trial of a British Subject before a French Court, instead of the Consular Court as hitherto, but he was informed by General Gallieni, the French Governor and commander-in-Chief in Madagascar, that he had no right to interfere in the matter.

The West Australian, 26 May 1897

MISCELLANEOUS.

MADAGASCAR.
London, May 25.

The British Government has decided to abandon all its Consular Courts in Madagascar.

The Brisbane Courier (Queensland, Australian), 26 May 1897

THE MADAGASCAR QUESTION.

LONDON, May 25.

The British Government, it is stated, have now abandoned their claim to maintain British Consular Courts in Madagascar, which matter has been in dispute since the annexation of the island by France.

The Northern Miner (Qld., Australia), 27 May 1897

BRITISH CONSULS.

LONDON, MAY 25. -  Great Britain has abandoned her claim to have a Consular Court in Madagascar.  This has been a subject of vexation between Britain and France ever since the annexation of the island by the latter power.

South Australian Register, 18 February 1899

THE MADAGASCAR QUESTION.

Conduct of the French.

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