Item 002 - 1906 CHL Firearm licence

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ZA ZAR STS 2022-004-03-002


1906 CHL Firearm licence


  • 1906 (Creation)

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1 x original licence completed by hand

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(1914 -)

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"During 1914, General Jan Smuts, in his capacity as Minister of Finance, tabled legislation in the Parliament of the Union of South Africa, introducing income tax in the country, with the Income Tax Act of 1914". [Source: Wikipedia]
Income tax is a tax collected by the Receiver of Revenue, which also had the responsibility at the time for issuing licences.

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Leake collection

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Document presented to the college after the death of Leake in 1957.

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1906 CHL Firearm licence
The licence was issued to Leake for a Hollis double-barreled shotgun, indicative of the safety atmosphere of the early years of Johannesburg.

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Copyright St Stithians College

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Record created by MR 20220607




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  • Box: Box 5H/4/3