Search Legislation

Slave Trade Act 1873

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

FIRST SCHEDULEEquipments which are prima facie evidence op a Vessel being engaged in the slave trade

First—Hatches with open gratings, instead of the close hatches which are usual in merchant vessels. Secondly—Divisions or bulkheads in the hold or on deck more numerous than are necessary for vessels engaged in lawful trade. Thirdly—Spare plank fitted for being laid down as a second or slave deck. Fourthly—Shackles, bolts, or handcuffs. Fifthly—A larger quantity of water in casks or in tanks than is requisite for the consumption of the crew of the vessel as a merchant vessel. Sixthly—An extraordinary number of water casks or of other vessels for holding liquid, unless the master shall produce a certificate from the custom house at the place from which he cleared outwards, stating that a sufficient security had been given by the owners of such vessel that such extra quantity of casks or of other vessels should only be used for the reception of palm oil, or for other purposes of lawful commerce. Seventhly—A greater quantity of mess tubs or kids than are requisite for the use of the crew of the vessel as a merchant vessel. Eighthly—A boiler or other cooking apparatus of an unusual size, and larger or fitted for being or capable of being made larger than requisite for the use of the crew of the vessel as a merchant vessel, or more than one boiler or other-cooking apparatus of the ordinary size. Ninthly—An extraordinary quantity either of rice or of the flour of Brazil, manioc, or cassada, commonly called farinha, of maize or of Indian corn, or of any other article of food whatever, beyond what might probably be requisite for the use of the crew, such rice, flour, maize, Indian corn, or other article of food not being entered on the manifest as part of the cargo for trade. Tenthly—A quantity of mats or matting larger than is necessary for the use of the crew of the vessel as a merchant vessel. Eleventhly—Any other equipment, article, or thing, which is declared by any existing slave trade treaty to be prima facie evidence of, a vessel being engaged in the slave trade.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources