Whereas the trustees for the time being of the Canterbury Jewish Congregation are registered as the proprietors of an estate in fee simple in all that parcel of land more particularly hereinafter described, such land having been originally conveyed to the said trustees upon trust as a burial ground for the Jews:
And whereas there has been no interment in the said ground for over 40 years and there are no objections among the next of kin of those who have been buried in the said ground to the closing of the said ground as a cemetery:
And whereas the said ground has fallen into disuse and is unsightly:
And whereas the said ground is situated in a residential quarter of the City of Christchurch, and it is in the public interest that the said ground be closed as a burial ground and the remains buried therein transferred to another burial ground, together with the monuments and other memorials:
And whereas it is desirable that the said trustees shall be empowered to sell the said piece of land and to apply the proceeds thereof in payment of the cost and expenses in connection with the promotion of this Act and the cost of transferring the remains and memorials as before mentioned and to apply any surplus for the benefit of the Canterbury Jewish Congregation:
And whereas the powers requisite to enable the said trustees to sell such land and apply the proceeds as aforesaid are obtainable only by legislation.