Lake Forsyth Lands Vesting Act 1896

Lake Forsyth Lands Vesting Act 1896

Local Act1896 No 9
Date of assent30 September 1896

An Act to vest certain Lands at Lake Forsyth in the Akaroa County Council.

  • Preamble

    WHEREAS it is the intention of the Akaroa County Council to erect drainage-works by which the annually-recurring loss and injury caused by the flood-waters of Lake Forsyth may be prevented: And whereas by such works a considerable area of land now covered by water will be reclaimed:

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 is The Lake Forsyth Lands Vesting Act 1896.

2 Lands to vest in Akaroa County Council
  • On the passing of this Act, the lands described in Schedule 1 hereto shall be and the same are hereby vested for an estate in fee-simple in possession in the Corporation of the Chairman, Councillors, and Inhabitants of the County of Akaroa (hereinafter referred to as the Council).

3 Governor in Council may grant lands to Council
  • The Governor in Council may grant unto the Council such parts of the lands described in Schedule 2 hereto, except as hereinafter mentioned, as may at any time be reclaimed or drained, or partially reclaimed or drained.

4 Council may sell or lease
  • The Council may sell or lease such lands, or any parts thereof, on such conditions as may be approved of by the Governor in Council.

5 Council shall grant rights for railway purposes
  • The Council shall grant to Her Majesty the Queen such rights over the said lands as may be necessary or desirable for railway purposes.

6 Maori fishing rights not affected
  • Nothing in this Act contained shall be deemed to prejudice or affect any Maori fishing rights which may be in existence at the time of the passing hereof with respect to any part of Lake Forsyth which may not be so reclaimed or drained.

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

7 When lands in Schedule 3 become Maori reserve
  • In the event of any parts of the lands in Schedule 2 being reclaimed or drained as aforesaid, the lands in Schedule 3 hereto shall be and the same are hereby declared a Maori reserve.

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

8 Extent of Reserve No 2533
  • Reserve No 2533 in the said land district shall be deemed to extend to the lowest level of Lake Forsyth.


Schedule 1

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

ALL that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement 196 acres, more or less, situated in Block VIII, Ellesmere Survey District. Bounded towards the north-west by railway reserve from a point near the southern boundary of Reserve No 2426 to the south-western boundary-line of Reserve No 250; thence towards the south-west by the south-western boundary-line of the said Reserve No 250 to the road forming the southern boundary of Section No 23851, Block IV, Ellesmere Survey District; thence towards the north generally by that road; towards the east, south, and south-east generally by the western shore of Lake Forsyth to Section No 24351; and again towards the south-west by the said Section No 24351, the crossing of a road, Section No 24353, and a road, to the place of commencement: excepting from the above-described area all roads and railway reserves, also Maori Reserves Nos 2533 and 2574, and landing-place Reserve No 2903.

Schedule 2

ALL that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement 1,540 acres, more or less, being the lake known as Lake Forsyth. Bounded towards the north-west generally by the Christchurch to Little River Railway-line from the eastern boundary-line of Reserve No 250, Block VIII, Ellesmere Survey District, to Section No 12884, Block I, Akaroa Survey District, thence by that section to the road fronting Reserve No 385; thence towards the north-east generally by that road to the Takiritawai Stream, thence by a line across that stream to Section No 6012, and thence by the said Section No 6012; thence towards the south-east by the south-eastern shore of Lake Forsyth; and towards the south by the southern shore of Lake Forsyth; and towards the west by Sections Nos 24352, 24351, Reserves Nos 2903, 2533, Crown lands, and Reserve No 250, to the Christchurch to Little River Railway aforesaid.

Schedule 3

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

ALL that area in the Canterbury Land District situated in Block I, Akaroa Survey District, the property of Her Majesty the Queen, at Little River, lying on the west side of the Takiritawai River. Bounded by a line commencing at the point where the road bounding Maori Reserve No 385 at its south end joins a road along the banks of the said river, and proceeding thence southward along the said road on the banks of the river to the lowest level (after drainage) of Lake Forsyth; thence along the margin of the said lake at its lowest level westward a distance of 6 chains; thence northward parallel to the said river to a point on a road forming the south boundary of Reserve No 385; and thence along this road eastward to the starting-point.