WHEREAS Thomas Cawthron, of the City of Nelson in New Zealand, retired shipping agent, by his last will and testament bearing date the fifteenth day of December, nineteen hundred and two, devised and bequeathed all his real and personal property (excepting certain household furniture and effects and certain properties in the said City of Nelson) unto the Bishop of Nelson, the Mayor of Nelson, the Chairman of the Waimea County Council, the members of the House of Representatives and Legislative Council for the City of Nelson and Waimea Electorate, the Chairman of the Nelson Harbour Board, and William Rout the younger, of the City of Nelson, in trust (after payment of certain legacies in the said will mentioned amounting in all to the sum of sixteen thousand two hundred dollars, and subject to certain annuities in the said will mentioned amounting in all to the yearly sum of one thousand two hundred and seventy-two dollars), for the purchase of land and erection and maintenance of an industrial and technical school institute and museum to be called The Cawthron Institute: And whereas the said Thomas Cawthron died on the eighth day of October, nineteen hundred and fifteen: And whereas probate of the said will was on the twelfth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, granted to William Charles Sadlier, who was the Bishop of Nelson at the date of the death of the said deceased; Charles John Harley, who was the Mayor of Nelson at the date of the death of the said deceased; Horatio Everett, who was the Chairman of the Waimea County Council at the date of the death of the said deceased; Thomas Andrew Hemming Field, who was the member of the House of Representatives for the Nelson Electorate at the date of the death of the said deceased; and Henry Richard Duncan, who was the Chairman of the Nelson Harbour Board at the date of the death of the said deceased (the executors referred to or indicated in the said will under and by the titles to the respective public offices held by them); and to William Rout (formerly known and in the said will described as William Rout the younger), the executor personally named in the said will: And whereas the said Charles John Harley died on the sixteenth day of December, nineteen hundred and twenty-two: And whereas the said will made no special provision for succession in the event of a trustee dying: And whereas the surviving trustees for the time being, in exercise of the powers conferred by the Trustee Act 1956, did by deed dated the tenth day of May, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, appoint Frederick Giles Gibbs, of Nelson, retired school-teacher, to be a trustee in the place of the said Charles John Harley: And whereas it is desirable that the trustees should be constituted a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal, and that certain powers should be granted for the administration of the said trust: And whereas the objects of this Act are not attainable otherwise than by legislation:
The reference to The Trustee Act 1956 was substituted, as from 1 January 1957, for a reference to The Trustee Act 1908 pursuant to section 89(1) Trustee Act 1956 (1956 No 61).
“sixteen thousand two hundred dollars”,
“one thousand two hundred and seventy-two dollars” were substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the words
“eight thousand one hundred pounds” and
“six hundred and thirty-six pounds” pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).