Seddon Family Burial-Ground Act 1924

Seddon Family Burial-Ground Act 1924

Public Act1924 No 23
Date of assent18 October 1924

An Act to make Provision with respect to the Private Burial-ground of the Right Honourable Richard John Seddon and of his Wife and Descendants.

  • Preamble

    WHEREAS the Governor-General, purporting to act under the authority of section two of the Cemeteries Amendment Act 1912, did by Warrant under his hand dated the twenty-ninth day of October, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, and published in the Gazette of the first day of November, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, declare certain lands in the City of Wellington described in the Schedule to the said Warrant to be a private burial-ground to be called and known by the name of The Private Burial-ground of the Right Honourable Richard John Seddon and of his Wife and Descendants: And whereas doubts have arisen whether the authority conferred upon the Governor-General by the said section two of the Cemeteries Amendment Act 1912, to establish a private burial-ground can be exercised in respect of lands within the boundaries of a city: And whereas Louisa Jane Seddon, widow of the Right Honourable Richard John Seddon, in whom the fee-simple of the said lands was vested, as to part thereof by the Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1907, and as to other part thereof by the Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1910, has requested that the class of persons defined by the said Warrant who may now or hereafter be buried in the said private burial-ground should be further limited as hereinafter provided, and it is desirable that such further limitation should be defined:

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
  • This Act may be cited as the Seddon Family Burial-Ground Act 1924.

2 Validation of Warrant establishing the Seddon Family Burial-ground. Limitation of class of persons who may be buried in the said burial-ground
  • (1) The said Warrant published in the Gazette of the first day of November, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, shall, save as limited by this section, be and be deemed at all times since the date thereof to have been valid and of full force and effect according to its tenor.

    (2) The only class of persons who may hereafter be buried in the said private burial-ground shall be the said Louisa Jane Seddon and any son or daughter of the marriage of the said Richard John and Louisa Jane Seddon.

    (3) Any person of the said class may be buried in the said private burial-ground, anything in the Cemeteries Act 1908, or in any other Act to the contrary notwithstanding.