To all to whom these presents shall come we John Fawcus Engineer Henry Louis Horning Painter George Davis Carter James Frederick Derrick Labourer and Henry Banfield Carpenter all of Auckland in the Provincial District of Auckland (hereinafter called the Trustees) send greeting
Whereas it being desirable to obtain a suitable site or sites with buildings thereon already erected or to be erected within the City of Auckland and the providing a fitting up thereon of a suitable building to be used as a Trades' Hall that is to say a building wherein all Meetings of Industrial Unions of Workers and all Industrial Unions to be hereafter formed may be held
And all Meetings convened by the said Unions in conjunction or agreement with each other or by any one or more of them for the discussion and debate of all matters arising out of or touching or affecting the trades of the members of the said Unions or the constitution or business of election of officers or other matters touching the said Unions or any of them may be held/and/ in which all exhibitions and demonstrations relating to the said trades may be held whether as exhibitions and demonstrations relating to all or to any of the said trades as aforesaid and for such other purposes as the Trustees may think fit not inconsistent with these presents certain funds moneys and property have been accumulated and acquired towards such purposes (hereinafter called the trust funds) as hereinafter mentioned
And whereas we the Trustees have been entrusted as the nominees of the said Industrial Union with the trust funds for the purpose of being by them in due time utilised and applied towards the providing and maintaining and managing a Trades' Hall as hereinafter mentioned and described
And whereas it has been agreed by and between the said several Industrial Unions that we the Trustees the said Nominees should be appointed elected and hold office in the manner and be subject to the conditions and restrictions and should hold utilise devote and expend the trust funds upon the trusts and for the purposes and in the manner hereinafter provided and set forth
And whereas as the Nominees of the said Industrial Unions We the trustees now hold upon trust for the said Industrial Unions the sum of 676 pounds 6 shillings and 4 pence (£676 6s 4d) now being and standing to the credit of an account called,
“the Auckland Trades Hall Account” in the Government Post Office Savings Bank at Auckland and also having entered into a contract of purchase of a building site and have paid a deposit of 50 pounds thereon
And whereas it is necessary that there be evidence of the objects for which the trust funds and property should be held by us the trustees and the conditions and restrictions subject whereto we the trustees hold the same and that these presents do express the whole of the duties and rights of us the trustees and the mode of filling any vacancy in our number and all matters in anywise connected with the said trust and the premises hereof
Now these presents witness that in consideration and in pursuance of the premises it is hereby declared and agreed that we the trustees shall stand and be seized of and interested in the trust funds now being and standing to the credit of and in the names of the Trustees for the purpose/ hereinbefore mentioned upon trusts and for the purpose/ of carrying into effect the objects hereinafter set forth and upon the conditions and restrictions hereinafter set forth
And the Trustees do and each of them doth for themselves and himself and their and his executors and administrators hereby declare as follows:
19 The Secretary, on authority signed by 3 Trustees shall convene Meetings of trustees and 3 shall form a quorum at the meetings of Trustees and in case of any meeting being convened at which a number less than the number requisite for a quorum shall be present such Meeting shall be declared to have lapsed and all business of a routine nature of which notice has been given to the Trustees in the circular convening such meeting shall so far as they are competent to transact the same be transacted by the President and Secretary.
20 That for the purpose of carrying into effect the objectives set forth herein it is hereby declared that from time to time and at all times hereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for the Trustees for the time being of these presents to borrow loans and to mortgage and for that purpose to appoint convey and assure the building site or sites with the buildings (if any) thereon erected, within the City of Auckland or any part or parts thereof respectively to any person or persons whomsoever for securing such sum or sums of money as may be requisite or necessary in or for the due execution and accomplishment of the trusts and purposes of any of them contained in these presents according to the true intent and meaning thereof But it is hereby declared that it shall not be incumbent upon any Mortgagee or Mortgagees or upon any intended Mortgagee or Mortgagees of the said trust premises or any part or parts thereof to inquire into the necessity expediency or propriety of any Mortgage or Mortgages which shall be made or be proposed to be made under or by virtue of these presents.
As witness the hands of the parties hereto. Dated this 8th day of November 1910.
John Fawcus [Seal]
Signed by the said John Fawcus in the presence of:
Arthur Dye, Burnley Terrace, Accountant.
Henry Louis Horning [Seal]
Signed by the said Henry Louis Horning in the presence of:
Percival Charles Ansell, Laurence Street, Mt Roskill, Auckland.
George Davis [Seal]
Signed by the said George Davis in the presence of:
James F Catley, Secretary, 28 Swanson St, Auckland.
James Frederick Derrick [Seal]
Signed by the said James Frederick Derrick in the presence of:
Annie Fawcus, 126 Jervois Rd, Household Duties.
Henry Banfield [Seal]
Signed by the said Henry Banfield in the presence of:
Francis Niddri, Engineer, Auckland.