Cook Islands Amendment Act 1954

  • repealed
  • Cook Islands Amendment Act 1954: repealed, on 20 September 2007, by section 7(1) of the Cook Islands Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 49).

Reprint
as at 20 September 2007

Cook Islands Amendment Act 1954

Public Act1954 No 30
Date of assent23 September 1954
  • Cook Islands Amendment Act 1954: repealed, on 20 September 2007, by section 7(1) of the Cook Islands Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 49).


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

This Act is administered in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


An Act to amend the Cook Islands Act 1915

1 Short Title and commencement
  • (1) This Act may be cited as the Cook Islands Amendment Act 1954, and shall be read together with and deemed part of the Cook Islands Act 1915 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act).

    (2) This Act shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January 1954.

2 Vesting of Island of Palmerston in Native inhabitants
  • Whereas the several islets comprising the atoll known as the Island of Palmerston are Crown land within the meaning of the principal Act: And whereas the Native inhabitants of the island are descendants of William Marsters who had settled there in the year 1862 when the island was uninhabited: And whereas the last renewal of the licence of that island granted by the Crown to the said William Marsters expired on the 31st day of December 1953 and the licence was not renewed, and it is expedient that the island be vested in the descendants of the said William Marsters as customary land: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    Notwithstanding anything in the principal Act, the land comprising the Island of Palmerston (excepting an area of 10 acres, including the site of the radio station and its ancillary buildings, the site of the water supply tanks and equipment, and the site of the schoolhouse, to be retained for administration purposes on the main islet and to be hereafter defined by the Land Court) is hereby vested in the Native inhabitants of the Island of Palmerston, and is hereby declared to be customary land within the meaning of the principal Act, to be held by the Native inhabitants of that island and their descendants according to their Native customs and usages.

    The words the Land Court were substituted, as from 4 August 1965, for the words the Native Land Court pursuant to section 57(4) Cook Islands Amendment Act 1964 (1964 No 70). See regulation 2 Cook Islands Constitution Act Commencement Order 1965 (SR 1965/128).


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is an eprint of the Cook Islands Amendment Act 1954. It incorporates all the amendments to the Cook Islands Amendment Act 1954 as at 20 September 2007. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 3 September 2007. Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions are also included, after the Principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
  • This eprint has not been officialised. For more information about officialisation, please see "Making online legislation official" under "Status of legislation on this site" in the About section of this website.

3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint
(most recent first)
  • Cook Islands Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 49): section7(1)