WHEREAS in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-three the residents in the Waikoikoi district, Otago, subscribed the funds necessary for acquiring a site for erecting a public hall for the district in which they resided, and a site (consisting of all that parcel of land, containing one acre, more or less, being the portion of section numbered 21, Block X, on the map of the Glenkenich district, comprised in the certificate of title recorded at Dunedin in Register-book, Volume 98, folio 219) was purchased, and a building suitable for a hall erected thereon, at a total cost for such site and hall of three hundred and sixty dollars, or thereabouts; and in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-seven further funds were subscribed by the said residents, and additions were made to the said hall at a cost of one hundred and forty dollars, or thereabouts: And whereas the said parcel of land was transferred into the names of William Spark, Archibald Michie Simmers, Robert Simmers the younger, Alexander Ferguson the younger, John Bremner, and William Lavender, to be held by them for the purposes of a public hall, and they are still the registered proprietors in fee-simple thereof: And whereas at a meeting of the residents of the Waikoikoi district held on the twenty-fifth day of March, nineteen hundred and eleven, a resolution was passed that the said parcel of land and the buildings thereon should be vested in the Trustees of the Waikoikoi Public Library for the purposes of a public library: And whereas the persons in whom the said parcel of land and buildings are now vested as aforesaid are desirous of having effect given to the said resolution of the said public meeting, and it is expedient that effect should be given to the said resolution: And whereas the Trustees of the Waikoikoi Public Library were incorporated under The Public Libraries Powers Act 1875, in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-three, and are now a body corporate within the meaning of The Libraries and Mechanics' Institutes Act 1908:
“three hundred and sixty dollars” and
“one hundred and forty dollars” were substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the words
“one hundred and eighty pounds” and
“seventy pounds” pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).