Special Contracts Confirmation Act 1877

Special Contracts Confirmation Act 1877

Local Act1877 No 13
Date of assent20 November 1877

An Act to authorize the Governor to complete certain Unfulfilled Engagements relating to Land, and for that purpose to issue Crown Grants in certain cases.

  • Preamble

    WHEREAS verbal and written promises have from time to time been made to give pieces or parcels of land to Maori, who have thereupon in some cases occupied the land so promised to them, and erected buildings thereon, and in other cases have alienated the said lands and received full money consideration for the same from parties dealing with such Maori in good faith: And whereas during the course of years certain complications in respect of confiscated lands and exchanges thereof, and in respect of the sale, exchange, and grants of other lands of the Crown have arisen, and the same cannot be settled without special authority of law:

    The word Maori was substituted, as from 27 November 1947, for the word Native pursuant to section 2(2) Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED by the General Assembly of New Zealand in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Short Title
  • The Short Title of this Act shall be The Special Contracts Confirmation Act 1877.

2 Governor may fulfil contracts, etc, and issue grants in certain cases
  • The contracts, promises, or engagements severally enumerated in the Schedule to this Act are hereby ratified and confirmed, and it shall be lawful for the Governor to do all things that may be necessary for or towards the fulfilment or completion of any of the aforesaid contracts, promises, or engagements respectively; and every Crown grant made and issued in any such case shall be deemed to be legally made and issued.


Schedule

I.
Promises to Maori.

  • The word Maori was substituted, as from 27 November 1947, for the word Native pursuant to section 2(2) Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).

1 Tareha te Moananui
  • [Repealed]

    Clauses 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 were repealed, as from 19 November 1907, by section 2 Statutes Repeal Act 1907 (1907 No 40).

2 Karaitiana Takamoana
  • [Repealed]

    Clauses 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 were repealed, as from 19 November 1907, by section 2 Statutes Repeal Act 1907 (1907 No 40).

3 Raihi te Toroa-atui
  • [Repealed]

    Clauses 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 were repealed, as from 19 November 1907, by section 2 Statutes Repeal Act 1907 (1907 No 40).

4 Harete Hikairo
  • [Repealed]

    Clauses 4, 6 and 8 were repealed, as from 31 March 1910, by section 431 Native Land Act 1909 (1909 No 15).

5 Aihepene Kaihau
  • [Repealed]

    Clauses 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 were repealed, as from 19 November 1907, by section 2 Statutes Repeal Act 1907 (1907 No 40).

6 Aihepene Taura Kaihau and eleven others
  • [Repealed]

    Clauses 4, 6 and 8 were repealed, as from 31 March 1910, by section 431 Native Land Act 1909 (1909 No 15).

    The word Maori was substituted, as from 27 November 1947, for the word Native pursuant to section 2(2) Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).

7 Erueti Tamaikowha
  • [Repealed]

    Clauses 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 were repealed, as from 19 November 1907, by section 2 Statutes Repeal Act 1907 (1907 No 40).

8 Reihana Ikatahi and eight other Maoris
  • [Repealed]

    Clauses 4, 6 and 8 were repealed, as from 31 March 1910, by section 431 Native Land Act 1909 (1909 No 15).

    The word Maori was substituted, as from 27 November 1947, for the word Native pursuant to section 2(2) Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).

    The expression $1.50 was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expression 15 s pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

II.
Engagements in connection with confiscated lands.

1 Campbell, Peter
  • [Repealed]

    Clauses 1 and 5 were repealed, as from 19 November 1907, by section 2 Statutes Repeal Act 1907 (1907 No 40).

2 Kershaw, Philip
  • For a grant to be issued to him for 10 acres, to be selected by him in the Okotuku Block, Wellington District.

3 Kyngdon, C M
  • [Repealed]

    Clauses 3 and 4 were repealed, as from 6 October 1893, by section 3 Kyngdon Land Grant Act 1893 (1893 No 28(L)). That Act authorised the issue of a certificate of title for lands granted to Kyngdon and his wife and erroneously described in clauses 3 and 4.

    Clause 3 was repealed, as from 19 November 1907, by section 2 Statutes Repeal Act 1907 (1907 No 40). This repeal was apparently in error because clause 3 had already been repealed by section 3 Kyngdon Land Grant Act 1893 (1893 No 28(L)).

4 Mrs Kyngdon
  • [Repealed]

    Clauses 3 and 4 were repealed, as from 6 October 1893, by section 3 Kyngdon Land Grant Act 1893 (1893 No 28(L)). That Act authorised the issue of a certificate of title lands for lands granted to Kyngdon and his wife and erroneously described in clauses 3 and 4.

    Clause 4 was repealed, as from 19 November 1907, by section 2 Statutes Repeal Act 1907 (1907 No 40). This repeal was apparently in error because clause 4 had already been repealed by section 3 Kyngdon Land Grant Act 1893 (1893 No 28(L)).

5 Riddiford, Frederick
  • [Repealed]

    Clauses 1 and 5 were repealed, as from 19 November 1907, by section 2 Statutes Repeal Act 1907 (1907 No 40).

    The expression $4 was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expression £2 pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

6 Stewart, Vesey
  • The contract made on 24th June, 1874, between the Hon Mr O'Rorke, the then Secretary for Crown Lands, and Mr Vesey Stewart, in relation to the Katikati Settlement, containing 10,000 acres, at Tauranga.

    For grants to be issued in conformity with the terms of the above-named contract.

7 Vincent, Charles (Representatives of)
  • For a grant to be issued to the above-named for a section not exceeding 400 acres, to be selected by the aforesaid representatives, in the Okotuku Block, Wellington District, on payment by the said representatives of the upset price of the section.

3
Engagements in connection with Crown lands.

1 Auckland
  • [Repealed]

    Clauses 1, 3, 4 and 7 were repealed, as from 19 November 1907, by section 2 Statutes Repeal Act 1907 (1907 No 40).

2 Canterbury
  • For a grant to F Beechy of about 1 rood 20 perches, being portion of Rural Section No 126, Governor's Bay, not required for road, on his conveying for such road other portion of same section.

3 Hawke's Bay
  • [Repealed]

    Clauses 1, 3, 4 and 7 were repealed, as from 19 November 1907, by section 2 Statutes Repeal Act 1907 (1907 No 40).

    The expression $18 was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expression £9 pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

4 Nelson
  • [Repealed]

    Clauses 1, 3, 4 and 7 were repealed, as from 19 November 1907, by section 2 Statutes Repeal Act 1907 (1907 No 40).

    The expression $350 was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expression £175 pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

5 Otago
  • For the conveyance to Samuel Goldston of part of Section 11, Block VII, Town District, Dunedin, containing 2.6 poles.

    For the issue of a free grant to Mrs Turpin of 1/2 acre at Outram, being Sections Nos 19 and 20, Block X, of the said town, her own land having been rendered valueless by floods.

6 Stewart's Island
  • For grants to 35 old settlers of from 20 to 5 acres each, according to recommendation of Southland Waste Lands Board.

7 Taranaki
  • [Repealed]

    Clauses 1, 3, 4 and 7 were repealed, as from 19 November 1907, by section 2 Statutes Repeal Act 1907 (1907 No 40).

8 Wellington
  • For a grant to J Nixon of 150 acres at Upokongaro, on the left bank of the Wanganui River.