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SR 1916 No. 61 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations
Gazetted 20 Apr 1916
Date of repeal 21 Dec 1921
Repealed by Naval College Regulations


1916. No. 61.



I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL in and over the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby certify that, on account of urgency, the following Regulations under the Naval Defence Act 1910-1912 should come into immediate operation, and further should be taken to have come into operation on and from the 1st January, 1916, and make the Regulations to come into operation accordingly as Provisional Regulations.

These Regulations shall supersede Provisional Regulations (Statutory Rule, 1915, No. 193) under the said Act, made on the fourteenth day of October, 1915.

Dated this nineteenth day of April, One thousand nine hundred and sixteen.



By His Excellency’s Command,





In these Regulations—

“Captain” means the Officer appointed by the Naval Board to command the establishment.

“Commanding Officer” means the officer in actual command at the moment.

I—Objects of the College.

1. The Royal Australian Naval College is established under authority of the Naval Defence Act 1910-12, for the training of Naval Officers.

II—Conditions of Entry and Service.

2. As the term Naval Cadet has throughout the Commonwealth another meaning to that in use in the Imperial Navy, the rank hitherto known in the British Navy by the term “Naval Cadet” will be designated instead “Cadet Midshipman,” the young officers attaining the rank of Midshipman on passing out of the Instructional Cruiser. (See Regulation 20.)

3. All Cadet Midshipmen will enter the Naval Service under identical conditions, and will be trained together until passing for the rank of Sub-Lieutenant.

After passing for the rank of Sub-Lieutenant, they will be required to serve either as general service officers or to specialize in engineering, gunnery, torpedo, or navigation.

As far as possible, officers will be allowed to choose the branch for which they will qualify, but the assignment will be at the discretion of the Naval Board.


4. Parents or guardians (who must be domiciled in Australia or native-born Australians temporarily residing elsewhere) must declare in writing their intention that the candidate, if he obtains entry as Cadet Midshipman, will adopt the Navy as his profession in life, and candidates will only be selected subject to this condition.

5. Every Cadet Midshipman who enters the Naval College must engage to serve for a term of twelve years in the Royal Australian Navy from date of attaining the age of 18 years, in addition to whatever period may be necessary until he reaches that age, and must be prepared to continue his training so long as the Naval Board are satisfied with his progress; parents are not at liberty to withdraw their sons at will.

In the event of a Cadet Midshipman withdrawing from, or leaving, or refusing, or failing to continue his training in the Naval College or the Instructional Cruiser, a penalty of £75 for each year’s training undergone, or proportionately for a portion of a year, may be imposed on the parents or guardians of such Cadet Midshipman.

No Cadet Midshipman shall be allowed to withdraw from the College or the Instructional Cruiser without the consent in writing of the Naval Board.

6. Candidates must be the sons of natural-born or naturalized British subjects. (In doubtful cases, the burden of clear proof will rest upon the parents or guardians of candidates.)

Every candidate must furnish an application in the prescribed form, and must attach to his application:—

(а) A certified extract from the register of his birth, or, if this cannot be obtained, a certificate of his baptism or other documentary evidence, accompanied by a statutory declaration made by his parents or guardians before a Justice of the Peace, stating the exact date of birth.

(b) A certificate of good moral character, signed by the clergyman of the place of worship he usually attends, or by a prominent citizen who is personally acquainted with the candidate.

(c) A certificate of conduct and ability, signed by the head of the school at which he has received his education for at least the two preceding years; if he has attended more than one school during that period a certificate must be obtained from each school. Special forms of certificate are provided with the Form of Application.

7. Candidates are eligible for only one application and qualifying examination. Candidates who are prevented by illness from attending the interview with the Committee will be dealt with on the merits of the individual case.

In the case of those who may be unable to sit for the qualifying examination, for any reason, their candidature will be considered to have lapsed.

8. Candidates will be accepted for examination from amongst those boys who attain the age of 13 years, during the calendar year in which the entrance examination is held.

9. On receipt by the Naval Board of the application, the candidate will be directed to attend before a specified Naval or Military Medical Officer for examination, and if he passes this medical examination according to the prescribed regulations, he will be allowed to sit for the qualifying educational examination.


Every candidate must be in good health, and free from any physical defect of body, impediment of speech, defect of sight or hearing, and also from any predisposition to constitutional or hereditary disease or weakness of any kind, and be in all respects well developed and active in proportion to his age. It should be noted particularly that full normal vision, as determined by the prescribed tests, is necessary.

Parents or guardians are advised to have the candidate strictly examined by their own doctor, before entering their son or ward as a candidate, to ascertain whether any slight remediable defect exists, as it must be clearly understood that if any such defect has not been remedied when he attends before the prescribed Medical Officer, no allowance will he made for any prospective remedial operation, but the candidate will he finally rejected by the Medical Officer.

10. The qualifying educational examination will he held annually, on a date which will be notified to candidates by the Naval Secretary. It will generally take place in September.

11. Every candidate who has passed the qualifying examination will be required to present himself before a committee, the constitution of which is detailed in next paragraph. Each candidate will be interviewed separately with the object of determining his suitability for the Naval Service.

12. The Interviewing Committee will be composed of the following:—

Captain of Naval College,

A Captain or Commander,

A Naval Instructor,

A Naval Medical Officer,

and will sit on properly advertised dates at

Sydney,                                      Adelaide,

Melbourne,                                 *Fremantle,

Brisbane,                                    *Hobart,

for the selection of the most promising youths from amongst the number applying, and for the elimination of those considered unsuitable by the Interviewing Committee.

*Candidates from Western Australia may be required to undergo a provisional interview at Fremantle to eliminate those considered unsuitable. This provisional interview will take place at a date sufficiently early to allow successful candidates to present themselves before the Interviewing Committee at Adelaide. A similar arrangement will also be made at Brisbane should any candidates from Papua or the Northern Territory present themselves; the rail or steamer fares and travelling expenses of candidates who have passed the provisional interview will be paid, whether they are successful or otherwise. Tasmanian candidates may he required to attend at Melbourne.

The Provisional Committee will consist of—

District Naval Officer,

Director of Education, with consent of State Government, or a properly qualified person nominated by him,

A Naval Medical Officer.

The Constitution of the Interviewing Committee and of the Provisional Committee may be altered, if desirable, by the Minister.

13. In all cases where candidates are brought from one State to another to suit the convenience of the Committee, cost of passages will be borne by the Government.


14. A syllabus of the next examination can be obtained from the Naval Secretary, Navy Office, Melbourne, together with the papers set at the preceding examination.

15. The fact that a candidate may be directed to present himself for examination or interview is not to be understood as implying that he will necessarily be one of those finally selected for admission to the Naval College.

16. Nominations will be made by the Minister for the Navy, upon the recommendation of the Naval Board, from such candidates as are considered most suitable by the Interviewing Committee, and who have passed the qualifying examination in educational subjects.

17. The list of successful candidates will be published in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette in alphabetical order.

Each candidate will also be informed whether he has passed or failed in his examination and whether he has been selected for appointment as Cadet Midshipman.

18. The cost of maintenance of Cadet Midshipmen, after joining the College, will be borne by the Commonwealth.

19. On being appointed to a sea-going ship as Midshipman (see footnote) he will receive the pay and allowances prescribed in the Regulations for the Royal Australian Navy (Sea-going). He will be required to complete his uniform to the scale laid down in the Uniform Regulations by the provision of such articles as are not comprised in the uniform already in his possession as a Cadet Midshipman.

20. The training period will be four years at the Naval College, followed by, if possible, six months’ training in an Instructional Cruiser.

21. In time of war or emergency, the Governor-General may, on the recommendation of the Naval Board, direct the period at the College to be shortened, and the period in the Instructional Cruiser to be omitted, in order that Cadet Midshipmen may be appointed for duty in the Fleet, provided that no Cadet Midshipman shall be so appointed until he has completed nine terms (i.e. three College years) at the College.

22. It is to be distinctly understood that the period of training, including the time spent in the Training Cruiser, is a time of probation, and the parent of every candidate is required to sign a declaration on the admission of a Cadet Midshipman to the effect that he shall be immediately withdrawn on the receipt of an official request for his withdrawal.

Cadet Midshipmen who fail to attain a certain standard, or who, for any reason, are considered unsuitable for the Naval Service, may be required to withdraw at any time.

This rule will apply to those who do not show an aptitude for Naval life, as well as to those who make insufficient progress, or whose constitution is weak, although no disease may have developed.


Note.—Parents should clearly understand that under the provisions of the Naval Defence Act (Sections 33 and 35) Officers of the Royal Australian Navy must serve in any part of the world and in any of His Majesty’s Ships (Australian or otherwise) where their services may be required for the time being.


When a Cadet Midshipman is found to be making insufficient, progress, a letter will be sent warning his parent or guardian of the possibility that withdrawal may be necessary. This warning will be sent in general a term in advance to enable the parent to make other arrangements in case his withdrawal should become imperative.

Cadet Midshipmen may be required to withdraw at any time for unsatisfactory conduct.

23. No pay, other than the weekly pocket money and good-conduct allowances prescribed in Regulations 46 and 48 shall be paid to Cadet Midshipmen.


24. The College shall be under the command of the Officer appointed from time to time by the Naval Board for that purpose.

He will report direct to the Naval Board on all matters connected with the College.

25. In the absence of the Captain, the next senior commissioned Naval Officer, of the Military Branch, on duty at the time, will control the establishment.

No Naval Instructor may exercise any executive (military) command.

IV—Board of Studies.

26. A Board of Studies, constituted as follows:—

President.—The Captain of the College.

Members.—The Senior Lieutenant,

The Senior Engineer Officer,

The Senior Naval Instructor of each of the following Departments, viz.:—

(i) Navigation and Mathematics,

(ii) Science,

(iii) The Humanities,

will prepare the Syllabus of Instruction for each year, conduct all examinations of Cadet Midshipmen, and generally arrange the Course of Studies at the College.


27. The Staff of the College shall be as provided on the Estimates. The complement shall be approved by the Naval Board.

28. All members of the Instructional Staff shall at any time, if required by the Captain, be prepared to afford assistance in other branches of instruction outside their own, at the Naval College.

VI—Naval Officers.

29. The Naval Officers appointed to the Staff shall rank according to the Regulations of the Service.

VII—Naval Instructors.

30. The appointment, resignation, &c., of Naval Instructors will be governed by the conditions of the Naval Defence Act, and these Officers will be subject to all general Regulations applicable to Officers of the Royal Australian Navy.

Naval Instructors will be appointed on probation for the first year, when, subject to satisfactory report by their Commanding Officer, they will be confirmed in rank.


31. The Staff of Naval Instructors shall be as follows:—

Chief Naval Instructor.—With relative rank of Commander.

Senior Naval Instructors.—With relative rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Naval Instructors.—With relative rank of Lieutenant.

32. Provided his service is satisfactory, a Naval Instructor will be promoted to the rank of Senior Naval Instructor on attaining 8 years’ seniority; a Senior Naval Instructor will be promoted to the rank of Chief Naval Instructor on attaining 15 years’ seniority as Senior Naval Instructor and Naval Instructor combined.

33. Naval Instructors shall be appointed by the Naval Board on the recommendation of the Board of Studies.

34. Naval Instructors shall rank amongst themselves for purposes of accommodation, &c., according to the dates of their commissions in the rank they hold.

35. Naval Instructors shall wear the uniform of their rank, and shall be granted on first appointment a uniform gratuity of £40, subject to the production of supporting vouchers.

36. Naval Instructors shall not engage in any outside profession or business. They shall not be permitted to prepare candidates for admission to the College, nor to accept fees for private instruction either in term or during vacation.

VIII—Authority of Captain.

37. The Captain is authorized to issue such Standing and Routine Orders and Instructions as he may deem necessary, provided that they are not opposed to anything contained in the Naval Defence Act or these Regulations.

38. The Captain is authorized—

(a) To approve of all requisitions for stores which are allowed by establishment.

(b) To approve of expenditure not exceeding £25 in any one case under Contingencies (subject to the condition that the total expenditure, so authorized during any one quarter of the year does not exceed £100), provided he has satisfied himself that funds are available; that it is not a new vote or item; that it does not involve any alteration in existing rules or practice; that, in the case of purchase of stores, such stores are allowed by establishment; that there is nothing irregular in the character of the expenditure; and that it is not an allowance or payment to any member of the Forces (except such as is governed by Regulation and does not require Ministerial approval). For amounts in excess of the foregoing, the approval of the Naval Board must be obtained.

(c) To appoint, engage, discharge, or dismiss all general workmen, gardeners, and other casual employees who are not sworn in under the Defence Act.

(d) To assign quarters.


IX—Leave of Absence.


39. The Captain may grant leave of absence to members of the Staff whose services can be spared, for the entire period of the suspension of the ordinary academic studies, notwithstanding anything contained in the Regulations for the Naval Forces limiting the amount of leave to be granted in one year.

Cadet Midshipmen.

40. The College year will be divided into three Terms, and vacations will be as follows:—

At end of 1st term (about middle of May)..........................................

Four weeks

At end of 2nd term (about middle of September)...............................

Two weeks

At end of 3rd term (about middle of December)................................

Seven weeks

41. The friends of the Cadet Midshipmen must be prepared to receive them during both long vacations, or to make arrangements for their reception, and the name and address of the relative or friend with whom the Cadet Midshipman will spend the vacation should be communicated to the Captain of the College at least a month before the commencement of the vacation.

42. Every Cadet Midshipman on going and returning after the vacations is required to produce a health certificate, signed by his parent or guardian, and dated not earlier than the day before he left home, to the effect that so far as is known he has not for at least three weeks immediately preceding his return, or during the time he has been on leave, if less than that period, been exposed to any infectious disease, or entered any house where such disease has existed. A certificate drawn up in the necessary form is sent to each parent, and failure on the part of the Cadet Midshipman to produce this certificate duly filled up and signed will entail his not being received at the College. In such cases, the Cadet Midshipman will be placed under observation in the sick quarters, losing the advantages of instruction during that time, and the cost of his keep, estimated at 5s. a day, will be charged against the parent or guardian.

Illness During Leave.

43. Should a Cadet Midshipman be taken ill during leave of absence from the College, the fact should be reported immediately to the Commanding Officer, and a medical certificate, giving particulars of the ailment, forwarded. A medical certificate should also be forwarded reporting his recovery from sickness.

44. The expense of medical or dental attendance incurred on leave will not be borne by the Commonwealth, except in special cases where such attendance was advised by the College authorities in writing.

45. If a Cadet Midshipman is unable, upon the expiration of his leave, to rejoin the College upon the appointed date owing to illness beyond his control, a medical certificate to that effect should be immediately furnished, and the Captain advised weekly as to his progress. In such case a sick allowance at the rate of 5s. a day, dating from the commencement of the term, may be paid from Naval Funds to the parents or guardians upon receipt of the medical certificate.

X.—Pocket Money.

46. Cadet Midshipmen shall be allowed the sum of one shilling per week as pocket money, during the time that they are at the College or on board the Instructional Cruiser.


47. This allowance shall be liable to stoppage for punishment for a period not exceeding five weeks consecutively.

48. Good conduct allowance at the rates shown below shall be awarded to Cadet Midshipmen of uniformly exemplary conduct. Any serious offence will entail the loss or reduction of the Good Conduct Allowance. The qualifications necessary for the award of good conduct allowance shall be determined by the Captain.

Term of Exemplary Conduct.

To obtain—

Addition to weekly pocket money.

Six months....................................

1st award.......................


Eighteen months...........................

2nd ˶ .............................


Three years...................................

3rd ˶ .............................

One shilling

The sum named is in each case the total amount of good conduct allowance.

Chief Cadet Captains will receive 1s. 6d. extra pocket money weekly.

Cadet Captain will receive 1s. extra pocket money weekly.

49. Cadet Captains will be rated by the Captain from time to time as considered necessary. They will be selected with regard to their ability to assist the officers in maintaining the discipline and good order of the College.

XI—Custody of Private Moneys Belonging to Cadet Midshipmen.

50. The Accountant Officer shall conduct a Bank for the safe custody of private moneys belonging to Cadet Midshipmen.

51. Cadet Midshipmen shall be allowed to retain in their possession sums not exceeding five shillings. All money in excess of this amount shall be deposited in the Bank.

52. The Bank will be open on certain days at fixed hours for deposits and withdrawals.

53. Withdrawals shall be limited to two shillings per week, except in special cases, when permission to withdraw an additional amount must be obtained from the Lieutenant of the Year.

54. Cadet Midshipmen under stoppage of Pocket Money will not be allowed to make withdrawals from the Bank.

XII—Cadet Midshipman’s Outfit.

55. The following articles of outfit shall be issued free to each Cadet Midshipman and maintained at Government expense. Any loss or damage resulting through the neglect or carelessness of a Cadet Midshipman shall entail forfeiture of pocket money for a period not exceeding five weeks consecutively, and any balance of cost of replacement, may, on the recommendation of the Captain, and the approval of the Naval Board, be charged against his parents or guardians:—

1 Sea Chest

2 Serge double-breasted Jackets (gilt buttons)

1 pair Serge Trousers

2 Uniform Caps, with Badge

6 Cap Covers, white

2 pairs Trousers, white drill


2 pairs Trousers, blue drill

2 pairs Trousers, grey flannel

3 Shirts, white, soft, without collar

4 Shirts, white, soft, with collar turned down, pocket

2 Shirts, blue Californian flannel, with collar turned down, pocket

2 Sweaters, white

1 Sweater, blue

3 Hats, white linen

6 Collars, white linen, with peak

3 Pyjama Suits

4 Merino Vests (2 thick, 2 thin)

4 Merino Drawers (2 thick, 2 thin)

6 Merino Socks

1 Black Silk Tie (closely knitted)

12 Handkerchiefs, pocket, white

2 pairs Braces

1 pair Boots, black, lace-up

1 pair Boots, football

1 pair Boots, cricket

1 pair Shoes, gymnastic

1 pair Shoes, brown, indoor

2 Overall Suits, brown jean

1 Oilskin and Sou-wester

1 pair Brushes, hair

1 Comb

1 Brush, clothes

1 Brush, nail

2 Brushes, tooth

1 Sponge and Bag

2 Soiled Linen Bags

1 Rug (blue) and strap

1 Portmanteau

1 Key Ring

1 pair Football Knickers, flannel, white

2 pairs Football Stockings

2 Jerseys, football (1 dark green, 1 striped)

2 Lanyards, knife

1 Belt, gymnastic

1 Bathing Suit

3 Towels

1 pair Nail Scissors

1 Housewife.

Free issues of Toilet Soap and Tooth Powder shall also be granted to Cadet Midshipmen.

Clothing, or other items of outfit, left about in improper places will be taken charge of by the Cadet Gunner, and a fine of one penny for each article will be charged against the weekly pocket money of the Cadet Midshipman concerned prior to its restoration.


56. A Canteen shall be established for the supply of Confectionery, &c., and shall be managed by a Committee consisting of one Officer and a Cadet Midshipman from each year.

57. The stores shall be under the charge of the Ship’s Steward or an Officer’s Steward, 1st class, who may be paid a percentage on the profits, on the approval of the Captain, for the care of the same.


58. The Committee shall be responsible that all accounts for stores are promptly paid. Accounts shall be audited quarterly by the Accountant Officer, and submitted to the Captain.

59. The Captain may, subject to the approval of the Naval Board, enter into a contract with private persons to conduct the Canteen, and any rent or payment paid for this privilege shall be credited to the Cadets’ Fund.


60. A Laundry for the washing of clothing, mess linen, &c., of Cadet Midshipmen will be conducted under the supervision of the Cadet-Gunner, assisted by the Matron. Washing, other than the above, done at the Laundry will be charged for at the rate of 2s. a dozen, and the amount so obtained will be credited to Revenue.

XV.—Travelling Expenses.

61. Before entry, no expenses for passages or travelling will be allowed to candidates, except in the case of those referred to in paragraphs 12 and 13.

62. The rate of travelling allowance for Cadet Midshipmen shall be an inclusive allowance of 6s. per day, calculated as prescribed in Financial Regulations for the Naval Forces.

63. On the first entry, Cadet Midshipmen will be granted a first-class passage from their place of residence to the College, and Travelling Allowance at the rate prescribed in Regulation 62.

64. When proceeding on leave during vacations, they will be provided with first-class return tickets, and, except when provided with meals, will be paid travelling allowances for the journey home and from home to the College.

65. When meals are provided, no travelling allowance will be paid.

XVI.—Prizes, etc.

66. In all subjects of instruction the principle will be followed of giving merit marks for current work. At the end of each term the proficiency of the Cadet Midshipmen will be tested, partly by examination and partly by marks gained for current work.

There will be an examination at the end of each year’s service, a particularly careful scrutiny being given to each Cadet Midshipman’s record at the end of the second year. On leaving the College it will be possible for Cadet Midshipmen to gain time as Sea-going Midshipmen in proportion to the merit of their examination and previous record at the College; the maximum time gained being four months.

67. The following prizes will be given at the end of the College Course, and will be competed for by the Cadet Midshipmen of each year’s entry:—

Grand Aggregate Prize............................................................

Value of 10 guineas.





Physics and Chemistry............................................................



Value of 5 guineas each.

History and English................................................................


Engineering (2).......................................................................




The cost of these prizes will be defrayed from the College Vote.


A Cadet Midshipman will not be allowed to receive more than two prizes. In cases where a Cadet Midshipman qualifies for more than two, the Captain, after consultation with the Board of Studies, will decide the award.

XVII.—Cadets’ Fund.

68. This Fund will be made up of a Capitation Grant of £2 per annum per head, based on the number of Cadet Midshipmen at the College on previous 30th June, and will be charged to the College Vote, and drawn quarterly in advance by the Accountant Officer, who will be responsible for the proper accounting of same.

69. The administration of the Fund will be under the control of the Captain.

70. The Cadets’ Fund shall be used for the following purposes:— Cricket, Football, Athletics, Tennis, Swimming, Regatta, and other outdoor Sports, Indoor Games, Photography, and amusements in general for Cadet Midshipmen, and Prizes therefor; also upkeep of Sports Gear and cost of publishing the College Magazine.

XVIII.Sports Gear.

71. The first supply of gear required for any branch of sport or indoor game shall, on the approval of the Naval Board, be defrayed from the College Vote.

72. Gear required for the Gymnasium shall be treated as ordinary stores for the conduct of the establishment, and its supply and maintenance shall be a charge against College Vote.


73. During the first two years of a Cadet Midshipman at the College, caning may be awarded by the Captain for the following offences:—

(i) Immoral behaviour (any serious offence of this nature to be reported to the Naval Board).

(ii) Swearing, and the use of obscene or blasphemous language.

(iii) Direct disobedience of a verbal order given by an Officer, Cadet Captain, or Instructor.

(iv) Striking a Cadet Captain while in the execution of his duty.

(v) Bullying.

(vi) Disrespect to an Officer, or to a Cadet Captain when on duty.

(vii) Making a false statement.

(viii) Leave-breaking.

(ix) Being habitually under punishment (i.e., perpetually giving trouble in small matters).

(x) Pilfering. (Any case of stealing to be reported to the Naval Board.)

(xi) Obtaining assistance from other Cadet Midshipmen during an examination. (If the results of the examination in question would count towards promotion, the offence to be reported to the Naval Board.)

(xii) Smoking.

The punishment shall be administered by an Officer, and the total number of cuts shall not exceed twelve.


74. Every Cadet Midshipman is also liable to the following punishments, which may be awarded either severally or conjointly:—

No. of Punishment.

By whom Awarded.

Limit of Punishment.

Nature of Punishment.



Captain, subject to approval of Naval Board




Severe reprimand with or without caning

Entails loss of all Good Conduct Allowance



Reprimand, with or without caning

Entails loss of one grade of Good Conduct Allowance



6 days...................

Drill—45 minutes


4 days...................

March out—1 hour. Sit at defaulter’s table



1 month................

Confined to college grounds


6 days...................


1 day....................



6 days...................

Bathing stopped........

Bathing offences


1 day....................



6 days...................

Sit at defaulter’s table

Mess offences


1 day....................



5 weeks................

Pocket money stopped


3 weeks................



4 days...................

45 minutes’ drill



2 days...................

30 minutes’ drill........

Minor disciplinary offences



2 days...................

15 minutes’ drill........

(a) On excessively windy days or days of exceptional heat, all punishment drills may be reduced to not less than 15 minutes, at the discretion of the Commanding Officer, or may be deferred till the following day.

(b) All offences committed by Chief Captains and Captains of Cadets are to be reported to the Captain.

(c) Cadets who have received punishments 2, 3, 4, 5 or 8 are debarred from leave to parents or friends for that week.

(d) No punishment, except Nos. 9 and 10, is to be awarded on the day the offence is committed, and all punishments are to be recorded.

(e) No punishment, excepting No. 5, is to be carried out on Sundays.


XX.—Fines and Stoppage of Pocket Money.

75. All fines shall be credited to Revenue. Pocket Money stopped or forfeited shall also be credited to Revenue.


76. The Cadet Midshipmen’s Library will be managed by a Naval Instructor acting as Librarian appointed by the Board of Studies. One Cadet from each Term will assist in the choice of books.

77. All rules and regulations for the Library are to be submitted to the Captain before they are promulgated.

78. The maintenance of the Library shall be charged to the College Vote. The Librarian must obtain the authority of the Captain before any expenditure is incurred, and this authority must be forwarded to the Accountant Officer.

79. Fines may be inflicted by stoppage from Pocket Money for failure to return a book within the period allowed for its retention, and in the case of a book being lost by a Cadet Midshipman, a proportion of its value may be deducted from his Pocket Money.

80. Wilful damage must be paid for. The Librarian will assess the amount, the Cadet Midshipman responsible being reported to the Commander.


81. Cadet Midshipmen shall be victualled in accordance with the General Messing System as laid down in Financial Regulations, except that the amount allowed per head shall be 2s. per diem in lieu of 1s. 5d. The Accountant Officer shall make the necessary arrangements to provide suitable meals, and shall submit weekly a bill of fare for the approval of the Captain.

82. No allowance in lieu of rations shall be credited or paid to a Cadet Midshipman during the time that he is absent from the College or Training Cruiser on short leave or during vacations.


83. The Captain will submit to the Minister, in February of each year, a report for presentation to Parliament.

84. No person belonging to the College is to receive a present from any Cadet Midshipman, or from relatives or friends of any Cadet Midshipman. Any petty officer or employee discovered accepting a present will be liable to be removed or discharged, and the Cadet Midshipman giving it to be punished for disobedience of orders.

85. Cadet Midshipmen are not permitted to offer a present to any person belonging to the College or to the near relative of any such person.

86. Cadet Midshipmen will salute all Officers in Uniform, and those whom they know to be Officers when not in uniform.

87. Any officer on the Staff of the College wishing to marry must obtain the consent in writing of the Captain of the College under penalty of forfeiture of appointment. Consent will, as a rule, only be given in case of those appointments for which married quarters are allowed.


88. Visitors to the College, or to any person in the establishment, shall conduct themselves in such a way as not to conflict with discipline and the regulations and orders for the government of the College. Those whose conduct is deemed unsatisfactory may be removed either by the College Staff or by the Civil Power.




Physical Requirements for Candidates for Commissions in the Royal Australian Navy.

With a view to preventing candidates who may be physically unfit for the Naval Service from incurring the inconvenience and expense of preparing for commissions in the Royal Australian Navy, it is suggested that they undergo examination by the medical adviser of the family, or any other qualified medical practitioner. The following points are those which constitute the most usual causes of rejection, and to which special attention is directed. Candidates will previous to entry, undergo a final medical examination at a place to be appointed by the Naval Board.

(It is to be understood that this private examination is merely suggested as a guide for intending candidates and to lessen the chances of disappointment, and that it is by no means intended to take the place of, or to influence in any way, the regular official physical examination.)

(1) A weak constitution, imperfect development, physical weakness, either hereditary or from chronic disease, wounds, or injuries.

(2) Skin disease, unless temporary or trivial.

(3) Malformation of the head, deformity from fracture or depression of the bones of the skull, impaired intellect, epilepsy, paralysis, or impediment of speech.

(4) Blindness or defective vision, imperfect perception of colours, fistula lachrymalis, or any chronic disease of the eyes or eyelids. Full normal vision is required as determined by Snellen’s tests, each eye being separately examined, for all candidates for appointments in the Military or Engineer branches.

(5) Impaired hearing, or discharge from one or both ears, or any disease of the external, middle, or internal ears.

(6) Disease of the bones of the nose or of its cartilages, nasal polypus, or disease of the naso-pharynx.

(7) Disease of the throat, tongue, palate, or tonsils; many unsound teeth, unhealthy gums, disease of the glands of the throat or neck, external cicatrices, if at all extensive, and especially if adherent.

(8) Functional or organic disease of the heart or blood vessels, deformity or contraction of the chest, phthisis, hæmoptysis, bronchitis, asthma, dyspnœa, aphonia, chronic cough, or any symptom of lung disease or tendency thereto.

(9) Undue swelling or distension of the abdomen, obesity, disease or enlargement of the liver, spleen, or kidneys. Rupture, weakness or distension of the abdominal rings; any disease of the bladder or incontinence of urine.


(10) The existence of any defect of the genital organs, or of varicocele.

(11) Any disease of the stomach or bowels.

(12) Paralysis, weakness, impaired motion, or deformity of the upper or lower extremities, from whatever cause; a varicose state of the veins, especially of the leg. Bunions, distortion or malformation of the hands, feet, fingers, or toes.

(13) Distortion of the spine, of the bones of the chest, or pelvis, from injury or constitutional defect.

It is desirable that the candidate should have been vaccinated.

(Note.—It is impressed upon parents and guardians that remediable defects which exist at the time of examination by the Naval Medical Officer will disqualify candidates as though they were permanent defects.)


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