Tokelau Amendment Act 1963

Tokelau Amendment Act 1963

Public Act1963 No 15
Date of assent2 October 1963

Note

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


An Act to amend the Tokelau Act 1948

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Tokelau Amendment Act 1963, and shall be read together with and deemed part of the Tokelau Act 1948.

    The word Islands was omitted from the Short Titles of the Tokelau Act 1948 and the Tokelau Amendment Act 1963 by section 2(3) and section 2(2) respectively of the Tokelau Amendment Act 1976.

2 Vesting of portion of the islet of Fenuafala in the native inhabitants of Fakaofo
  • Whereas that portion of the islet of Fenuafala (which islet forms part of the atoll of Fakaofo in Tokelau), containing 53 acres and one rood more or less, which is more particularly delineated on a series of plans of the islet of Fenuafala made on the 28th day of June 1962, and lodged in the office of the Administrator of Tokelau at Apia, Western Samoa, as Tokelau plans numbers 2 to 6, and thereon coloured in outline red (hereinafter referred to as the said land) was purchased by the Crown from money subscribed in part by the native inhabitants of the atoll of Fakaofo and in part by the Crown for the purpose of providing a village area for those inhabitants: And whereas it is expedient that the said land be vested in those inhabitants for that purpose: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    Notwithstanding anything in any other enactment, the whole of the said land excluding only the several parts thereof set apart for public use (as shown on the said plans and thereon coloured in outline blue) is hereby vested in the native inhabitants of the atoll of Fakaofo as a village area, to be held by them and their descendants according to their native customs and usages.

    The references to Tokelau were substituted for references to the Tokelau Islands by section 3(8) of the Tokelau Amendment Act 1976.