WHEREAS by Crown Grant bearing date the 29th day of August 1855 all that parcel of land in the Province of Canterbury in the Colony of New Zealand situate on Bank's Peninsula containing 2530 acres statute measure be the same more or less commencing at the western corner of Reserve No. 61 in Little Port Cooper or Simeon Bay thence following along the coast line to the north-eastern corner of Section No 229A in Camp Bay thence following along the eastern and southern boundaries of the said Section 229A to the southwestern corner thereof thence in a line due south 35 chains thence in a direct line 173.5 chains to the north-eastern corner of section No. 244 in Port Levy thence following along the western coast off Port Levy to the south-eastern corner of Reserve No 61 and returning along the south-western boundary line of the said Reserve to the commencing point in Little Port Cooper or Simeon Bay was granted unto the Superintendent of the said Province of Canterbury and his successors in trust as a quarantine ground for diseased sheep:
AND WHEREAS by the Public Reserves Act 1854 under and by virtue of which the aforesaid grant was made it is enacted that the specific purposes for which any lands granted under the said Act within any Province should be held might be changed and the same lands might be appropriated to other and different purposes of public utility for the public service of such Province: AND WHEREAS it has become expedient to alter the purposes for which the aforesaid land is held as hereinafter described
The Preamble was amended by section 2 Statutes Repeal Act 1907.