Lawrence Recreation Reserve Act 1876

Lawrence Recreation Reserve Act 1876

Public Act1876 No 23
Date of assent29 September 1876

An Act to vest certain lands in the Town of Lawrence in Trustees for the Recreation of the Inhabitants of the Town of Lawrence and surrounding Districts.

  • Preamble

    WHEREAS the Provincial Council of Otago, under and by virtue of section sixty-two of The Otago Waste Lands Act 1866, Repealed recommended the Superintendent of Otago to set aside and reserve the lands hereinafter mentioned and described in the Schedules hereto: And whereas James Macandrew, Esquire, as and being Superintendent of the Province of Otago, did, by Proclamations dated respectively the Twenty-Fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight, and the fourteenth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two, duly proclaim the said lands as reserves for recreation for the use of the inhabitants of the Town of Lawrence: And whereas a grant from the Crown has been issued for part of the said lands to the said James Macandrew, as such Superintendent, in trust for recreation purposes for the inhabitants of the Town of Lawrence: And whereas it is expedient to provide for the management of the said reserves:

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED by the General Assembly of New Zealand in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1 Short Title
  • The Short Title of this Act shall be The Lawrence Recreation Reserve Act 1876.

2 Lands vested in Trust
  • The lands described in the Schedules hereto shall be and are hereby vested in the Mayor of the incorporated Town of Lawrence for the time being, by virtue of his office; the District Court Judge or Judges for the time being District Court Judges of the district within which the Town of Lawrence is situate or forms part, by virtue of his or their office; Richard Williams, Jonas Harrop, Horace Bastings, and James Clark Brown, all of Lawrence, settlers, under the name of The Lawrence Recreation Reserve Trust, and such Trust shall be a corporation, and have all the powers of incorporated bodies.

    References to Stipendiary Magistrate or Magistrates and Stipendiary Magistrates were substituted, as from 1 March 1894, for the references to Resident Magistrate or Magistrates and Resident Magistrates pursuant to section 14 Magistrates Courts Act 1893 (1893 No 55).

    The references to District Court Judge or Judges and District Court Judges were substituted, as from 1 April 1980, for references to Stipendiary Magistrate or Magistrates and Stipendiary Magistrates pursuant to section 18(2) District Courts Amendment Act 1979 (1979 No 125).

3 Governor may grant land
  • It shall be lawful for the Governor to issue a grant from the Crown of the said lands described in Schedule 1 to the said Lawrence Recreation Reserve Trust (hereinafter called the said Trust).

4 Superintendent shall convey land described in Schedule 2 to Trust
  • The said James Macandrew shall convey or transfer to the said Trust the parcel of land described in Schedule 2 hereto.

5 Trust may manage lands
  • The said Trust may manage the said lands described in Schedules 1 and 2 as to the said Trust seems meet, but so that the said lands shall be used for recreation purposes only, for the inhabitants of the Town of Lawrence and the surrounding districts.

6 Trust may be dissolved
  • The Governor may, on the petition of the majority of the members for the time being of the said Trust, or of a majority of the ratepayers of the said Town of Lawrence, dissolve the said Trust; and on such dissolution the said lands shall vest in the Corporation of the incorporated Town of Lawrence, in trust for recreation purposes.

7 New members of Trust
  • If any member of the said Trust shall resign or shall be absent for twelve months from the Province of Otago, or shall be adjudicated a bankrupt or insolvent, or take the benefit of any Act for the relief of debtors, or shall be convicted of any felony, he shall cease to be a member of the said Trust, and the Governor may, in case of such vacancy, or in case of the death of any member, appoint another or others in his place.


Schedule 1

ALL that area in the Province of Otago, containing by admeasurement nineteen (19) acres one (1) rood and thirty-seven (37) poles, more or less, situate in the Town of Lawrence, being Sections numbered respectively 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, and 16, Block XIV, together with Blocks numbered respectively XV, XVIII, and XIX, on the map of the said town. Bounded towards the North by Stranraer Street, five hundred (500) links and two hundred and fifty (250) links, also by Section numbered 9, Block XIV, two hundred and fifty (250) links; towards the East-north-east by Peel Street, six hundred and five (605) links and one thousand and nineteen (1,019) links; towards the East by Section numbered 11, Block XIV, one hundred (100) links, by Corsewall Street, one hundred (100) links, also by Sections numbered respectively 11 and 12, Block XIV, two hundred and thirty (230) links; towards the South by Thurso Street, seven hundred and seventeen (717) links and five hundred (500) links, also by Section numbered 9, Block XIV, two hundred and fifty (250) links; towards the West by Ardrossan Street, one thousand (1,000) links and one thousand (1,000) links; and towards the North-north-west by Section numbered 12, Block XIV, one hundred and thirty (130) links, and intersected by Corsewall Street and Harrington Street, each one hundred (100) links wide.

Schedule 2

ALL that parcel of land in the Province of Otago, in the Colony of New Zealand, situate in the Town of Lawrence, being Section numbered six (6), Block LIII, on the map of the said town, containing by admeasurement five (5) acres and fifteen (15) perches, more or less. Bounded towards the North by Thurso Street, one thousand three hundred and thirty-six (1,336) links; towards the South-east by New Street, four hundred and nineteen (419) links; towards the South by Sections numbered respectively 1 and 2, one thousand two hundred and ten (1,210) links; and towards the West by Ardrossan Street, four hundred (400) links.