Tokomairiro Farmers' Club Reserve Act 1877

Tokomairiro Farmers' Club Reserve Act 1877

Local Act1877 No 14
Date of assent20 November 1877

An Act to reserve certain Lands in the Tokomairiro District, within the Provincial District of Otago, and to vest the same in trust for the Tokomairiro Farmers' Club.

  • Preamble

    WHEREAS the lands particularly described in the Schedule hereto, formerly vested in the Superintendent of the Province of Otago, have become vested in Her Majesty: And whereas the Provincial Council of the said province did, by resolution of Council, recommend that the aforesaid lands should be reserved for the use of the Tokomairiro Farmers' Club, and be vested in certain Trustees for the purposes of the said Club: And whereas the aforesaid Superintendent, with the advice of the Executive Council of the aforesaid province, did signify his assent to the said lands being so reserved as aforesaid; and it is expedient to carry out the above-mentioned recommendation:

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 Tokomairiro Farmers' Club Reserve Act 1877.

2 Land reserved
  • The land described in the Schedule hereto is hereby set apart and reserved for the use of the Tokomairiro Farmers' Club.

3 Trustees incorporated
  • James Scott, George Lindsay, Peter McGill, James Goodall, and Henry Clark, all of the Tokomairiro District, within the Provincial District of Otago, and all such other persons as shall be hereafter appointed Trustees under the provisions of this Act, and their successors, shall be and they are hereby constituted a corporate body in fact and in law by the name and style of The Trustees of the Tokomairiro Farmers' Club, and by that name they and their successors shall have perpetual succession and a common seal, with full power and authority by the same name and style to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended in all Courts and in all causes and suits at law or in equity whatsoever, with power to take, purchase, and hold to them and their successors all goods, chattels, and personal property whatsoever, and also all such lands, hereditaments, and possessions as may be granted, conveyed, or transferred to and vested in them, as a site for holding exhibitions of live-stock and agricultural produce, or for any purposes in connection therewith, or with the improvement and encouragement of agriculture, and also to do all other matters and things incidental and appertaining to a corporate body, subject nevertheless to any provisions in this Act contained affecting such powers.

4 New Trustees how appointed
  • If any member of the said Trust shall, by writing under his hand addressed to the Governor or to the said Trustees, resign, or shall be absent from the Provincial District of Otago for twelve months, or shall be adjudged a bankrupt or insolvent within the meaning of any Bankrupt or Insolvency Act, or take the benefit of any Act for the relief of debtors, or shall be convicted of any felony, such person shall cease to be a Trustee, and the Governor may, in case of any such vacancy, or in case of the death of any Trustee, appoint another or others in his place.

5 Reserve vested in body corporate
  • The said parcel of land described in the Schedule hereto is hereby absolutely vested in the said body corporate, in trust, for the purpose of holding exhibitions of live-stock and agricultural produce thereon, and any purposes in connection therewith, and with the improvement and encouragement of agriculture.

6 Land to be transferred
  • The District Land Registrar of Otago shall, on the deposit with him of a copy of the Act, grant a certificate of title to the said land vested by this Act to the said Trustees of the Tokomairiro Farmers' Club Reserve.

7 Exhibition site to be set apart
  • It shall be lawful for the said body corporate to set apart a sufficient portion of the said parcel of land as and for a site upon which to hold exhibitions of live-stock and agricultural produce, and from time to time to vary and alter the portion which may for the time being be set apart, and to set apart another portion of the said land for such site in lieu thereof.

8 Body corporate may lease lands reserved
  • It shall be lawful for the said body corporate to lease from time to time at such rent and on such conditions as they may think reasonable, the whole or any part of the said parcel of land which may not be required for the purpose of holding exhibitions of live-stock and agricultural produce, for any term or terms of years not exceeding twenty-one years at any one time.

9 Application of rents, profits, etc
  • All moneys arising from the rents, issues, and profits of the said parcel of land shall be paid over to the said body corporate, and shall be applied by them in and towards the improvement of the said land, and in rendering any part thereof that may be set apart as a site for the exhibition of live-stock and agricultural produce suitable for that purpose, and in and towards providing prizes for exhibits at any exhibitions held on such site or elsewhere in the Provincial District of Otago, and generally in and towards the encouragement of agriculture and the breeding of live-stock, and for such other purposes as the said body corporate may from time to time determine to apply the same.


Schedule

All that parcel of land in the Provincial District of Otago, Colony of New Zealand, containing by admeasurement four (4) acres eighteen (18) poles, more or less, situate in the Tokomairiro District, being part of Section numbered 104, Block XII, on the map of the said district; commencing at a point on the Main South Road in a north-easterly direction, three hundred and thirty-two (332) links from the most southerly corner of said Section numbered 104; thence in a line bearing 122° 46′, one thousand and thirty-four (1034) links; thence in a line bearing 38° 5′, four hundred (400) links; thence in a line bearing 122° 46′, one thousand and thirty-four (1034) links to Main South Road; thence along Main South Road in a south-westerly direction, four hundred (400) links to the starting point.