Onehunga Endowments Act 1877

Onehunga Endowments Act 1877

Local Act1877 No 63
Date of assent29 November 1877

An Act to authorize the Granting to the Borough Council of the town of Onehunga certain lands.

  • Preamble

    WHEREAS the town endowments of Onehunga are of small extent, and at present yield but little revenue, and whereas a Borough Council, consisting of a Mayor, Councillors, and Burgesses, has been recently established in that town, charged with the Municipal Government thereof, and it is desirable that it should be assisted in the performance of its functions by receiving endowments, and with that view that the lands specified in the Schedules to this Act annexed should be granted to the Borough Council for the specific purposes hereinafter expressed:

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 Onehunga Endowments Act 1877.

2 Lands in Schedule 1 vested in Borough Council of Onehunga
  • The lands described in Schedule 1, consisting of two acres three roods and thirty perches, granted to the Superintendent of the Province of Auckland as a reserve for a market or pilot-boathouse, shall hereafter vest in the Borough Council of Onehunga, with power to lease, by public auction, with an upset price, the whole or such portions thereof as may not be required for the immediate purposes of a markethouse or pilot-boathouse.

3 Lands in Schedule 2 vested in Borough Council for water purposes
  • The lands described in Schedule 2, consisting of two acres granted to the Board of Education of the Province of Auckland as an educational reserve, may, any law to the contrary notwithstanding, be surrendered by the said Board to the said Borough Council, upon the Board being satisfied either that such allotments were reserved from sale on account of their contiguity to the public springs of the borough, or on being satisfied that the public interests require that these allotments should be constituted a municipal reserve for water purposes, whereupon the grant of the allotments to the Board of Education shall be cancelled, and a new grant of the said allotments shall be made to the said borough as a reserve for water purposes.

4 Reserve in Schedule 3 deemed to be Crown land, subject to Public Domains Acts
  • [Repealed]

    Section 4 was repealed, as from 15 March 1938, by section 27(6) Reserves and Other Lands Disposal Act 1937 (1937 No 39).

5 Land in Schedule 4 kept as public reserves
  • The allotments of land described in Schedule 4, consisting respectively of two acres two roods and thirty-six perches, and three roods and twenty-nine perches, shall be kept as public reserves, subject to a road being laid off through the said allotments by the Crown Lands Commissioner for facilitating traffic to the railway station and wharf from the northern side of the Town of Onehunga.

6 Leasing shall be subject to Municipal Corporations Act 1876
  • All powers of leasing given under this Act, or The Onehunga Reserves Act 1875, shall be subject to the terms and conditions prescribed with regard to leasing Corporation properties by The Municipal Corporations Act 1876: Provided that no leasing that may have taken place under The Onehunga Reserves Act 1875, shall be affected by the provisions of this Act.


Schedule 1

All that parcel of land in the Province of Auckland, in the Colony of New Zealand situate in the Parish of Waitemata, in the County of Eden, containing by admeasurement 2 acres 3 roods and 30 perches, and being Allotment No 11 of Section No 21 of the Town of Onehunga. Bounded on the North-east by a street, 650 links; on the South-east by a street, 452 links; on the South-west by a street, 650 links; and on the North-west by a street, 452 links.

Schedule 2
Educational endowments.

All that parcel of land in the Parish of Waitemata, County of Eden, containing 2 acres and being Lots 6 and 8 of Section 14 of the Town of Onehunga. Bounded towards the North-east by a street, 446 links; towards the South-east by Lot 10 of said section, 450 links; towards the South-west by Lots 7 and 5 of said section, 446 links; and towards the North-west by Lot 4 of said section, 450 links.

Schedule 3
Mount Smart Reserve.

All that parcel of land in the Parish of Waitemata, County of Eden, containing 32 acres and 2 roods, and being No 22 of Section 17 of the Suburbs of Auckland. Bounded towards the North-east by Lot 21 of said section, 690 links and 230 links; towards the South-east by a road 1430 links; towards the South by a road, 1360 links; towards the West by a road, 1900 links; and towards the North-west by Lot 20 of said section, 1400 links.

Schedule 4
Geddis's Basin.

All that parcel of land in the Parish of Waitemata, County of Eden, and containing 2 acres 2 roods 36 perches, and being Lot 31 of Section 21 of the Town of Onehunga. Bounded towards the North by the abuttal of a street and by Lot 30 of said section, 370 links; and towards the East, South, and West by high watermark of the Manukau Harbour. Also, all that parcel of land in the Parish of Waitemata, County of Eden, and situate in the Town of Onehunga, containing 3 roods and 29 perches. Bounded towards the North-east by Lot 44 of Section 17 of the Town of Onehunga, 129 links; by the abuttal of a street, 100 links; and by Lot 19 of Section 30 of said town, 104 links; and towards the South, West, and North by high watermark of the Manukau Harbour.