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PROCLAMATION OF NATIVE LANDS UNDER THE NEW ZEALAND SETTLEMENTS ACT.

The following proclamations appoar iv the New Zealand Government Gazette of the iTth inst. : —

G. Grey, Governor. At the Government House, at Auckland, the 16fch day of May, 1865. Present :

His Excellency tbe Governor in Council. Whereas ifc is enacted by the New Zealand Settlements Act, 1863, that -whenever the Governor in Council shall be »ausued that any native tribe, or section of a tribe, or any considerable number thereof, has, since the first day of Januaiy, 1863, been engaged in rebellion against her Majesty's authority, it shall be lawful for theGovernorin Council to declare that the district within which any land, being the property or in the possession, of such tribe, or section, or considerable number thereof, shall be situate, shall be a district within the piovisions of the said Act. . And whereas the Governor in Council is satisfied that the native tribes or considerable numbers thereof owning or possessing the tract of territory hereafter described have, since the peiiod above-mentioned, been engaged in rebellion against her Majesty's authority, Now, therefore, his Excellency the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Bxecutire Council of the colony, in piusuance and exercise of the said power and authoi ity, doth hereby declare that tho territoiy within the boundaries heieafter set forth shall be a distiict within the provisions of the said Act, that is to say :—: —

Schedule. Central Waikalo. Bounded on the noifch by a live commencing at Pnkorokoio on the Frith of the Thames, and extending in a straight live to the Esk Kedoubt, thence by a Straight lino to Tiiabu or the Surrey Redoubt, thenco by a lino bearing south 43ileg. west to the southern margin of the Maungatawhin swamp, thence by the southern boundary of the Maungatawhiri swamp to the Waikato river, thence by the Waikato river to the sea, ; on the west by the sea coast from the Waikato Heads to the harbour of Whaingnroa, and by tha Harbour of Whaingaroa to tho Waitetuna river, thence by tho Waitetuna river to its source, thence by a straight line to the summit of the Pirougia i*ange ; on the south-east by % straight line fiom the summit of the Pirongi* range to the summit of the Kapatnaunga range, and thence by the summit of the Kapamaunga and Hakaritnata ranges to a liuo running east to tho junction of the Waipa and Hoiotiu rivers, thence by that line to tho said junctiou and by a live extending east from such junction to the north-eastern angle of the Military Settlements Land, constituted a district under the New Zealand Settlements Act, 18G3, on the 29th December, 1864; and on the east by a straight live extending fioin the north-eastern angle of tho said Military Settlements Land to the most easteily source of the Matahuru river, thence by si straight line extending to the summit of the Hataroa lange, and by the summit of the Bataroa range to the Maungakawa summit, and thence in a straight line to Pukorokoro aforesaid. _ Another proclamation follows, dividiug the" Central Waikato Block" into the following sites for settlement : — Now, therefore, his Excellency the Governor, with the advice an 1 consent of tho Executive Council of the colony, in pursuance and exercise of the authority for this purpose conferred upon him by the said recited Act, doth hereby older that the pieces of land hereafter defined in each of the five schedules to this order shall bo set,, apart as sites for settlement for colonization, aud'for.the purposes of such settlement doth hereby reserve and take the said lands, and doth declare that the stid lauds are required for the purposes of the said Act, and are subject to the provisions thereof, that is to say :

Schedule T.

All that land called the Onewhero block, bounded towards the north and east by the Waikato Eiver ; towards the west and south by the boundary of the lands of the Ngatitipa tribe from near Ihutaroa, on ' the Waikato, to the' point of the nearest approach of , auoh boundary to the Wajkato Eiver to the south[ward, and thence in a straight line, running due ; east, to the Waikato j Eiver, excluding .lands granted iby the Crown.'

Schedule 11,

{ All that land eitimatecl to contain 19,400 acres, i and knpwn at the Wangnpo block,, bounded on the j north 1 by' a line commencing one mile' below toe I junction of the Waugape lake outlet and the Waikato river, and extending' on a bearidg of loutli 41deg. I west (magnetic) to the watershed iiimmit between 'the Opuatia riter and the Wangape lakeland its i tributaries, and thence following such watershed ' summit to the , westward j on the .west by the road from Puketotara towards the west coast westward to a bend of the said road, 86 chains south-west of the Mangapiko river crossing-place ; thence on tho east by the Waikato river and the Wangape outlet ; on the south-east by the Waugape Lake, and by a line running fiom the. Wangape, Lake to tho summit, of Puketotara o'n'a'bearing of south 79<leg; west (magnetio) j on the south by a road from Puketotara 1 Hill running to the west 'coast ai far as a bend of said road, 86 chains south-west of the Mangapiko crossing-place j and thence on the west by a line bearing north 82deg, we»t to Awatikotiko river r and tUe"nceVby another line 1 bearing morthi 27deg. east (magnetic) to the »ummit of the watershed first mentioned, t r s i/ . "■'■:. i

SCHEDULE 111.

All thai; land known as the Kupakupa block, and estimated^ contain 3,500 ncres,; .-bqunded^on the east by the "VVaikato river, on the north by a Hue running from the junotion. oLtho Wahi lake outlet and the river Waiknto, west by compass three miles; thenceyon-\the west ( by; a^line -^running^ south by compftß* to the Aw ote Atua liverfanaHhehoo ou tbe »outh by tlje A>y» o te Atu,& riyer,

I '' '- ' l - JaMriri Block's '»*-* . •'■-•^ P^W?

vAlltluil land failed tltombgiriri'blooV bounded-?;-* on the' North by a line oxtendingifrom th« northern;^ ,>- boundary of tbe'Waikari Lake weit i'fmagnekicyj.to ,\~p thelWaitmto^vee j • on^ the' West by tiioitWaikatoi^ rivor; on tbi E»»t by tho'<Wai6iri Lake, 'and lonfctb.e"!!' 1 t Soiith by' a line extending we»b .'(magnetic) from<tho'*^ loufchern bbnndaiy, of^tbe,' Waikarii Lake^to,itha^ r h Waikato river, excepting 'land 'granted' to the lates \ Mri Alrmitage at Sawhitu. '' "'• ' \- ' ' *• i T "

• Schedule Y. Mangawliam Block.

, All that land called the .Mangawhara block,' * bounded on the north by .the Mangawhara river," on' j the west by.the Waikato river; on the, south' by ,a'', line from the junction of the Waipa and.Horotiu , ' rivers running east three miles, and thence 'on the ,' East by a line mnning north to the Mttngawhara * river aforesaid, excepting the Church of England - soh'ool grunt at Hopuhopu. - i ■

DISPOSAL OP liAND.

The following relates to the disposal of land under the New Zoaland Settlements ' Act; —' ''{" Whereas it is enaotocl by the New, Zealand Sotfcla-' , monts Aot, 1863," that on part, of the land subjeot \ to the provisions o£ the said Act the Governor shall, cause to be laid out a sufficient number of towns and ~ farms around or as near as conveniently may be to r the same, to give full effect to the provisions of tho , several contracts entered into, or to be entered into, by or on behalf o£ the Government of New Zealand, v with certain persons, for the granting of , land to < them respectively, in return for military services, on the terms in, and. subject to the conditions of, the said contracts respectively expressed ; and the several, persons who shall have been enrolled under the said - contracts respectively shall be entitled to such town; and farm seotions, in conformity with the provisions of tho said contracts : Now, therefore, his Excellency the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Executive Council , of the colony, by virtue acd in pursuance of the said authority, and of all other authorities, doth hereby order, that the following shall be the regulations for the purposes aforesaid : — Sufficient land shall bo set apart for— 1. Koadi and public purposes. 2. For the location of military and other settlers introduced by the Government, to be devoted to their use according to the tenure of their several contracts. < . ' ' ' 8. For compensation to persons entitled to, and in lieu of, money compensation as hereafter ' mentioned. ' '' The remaining land shall be divided into lots for sale» and shall be sold by public auction : Provided that , any land may be sold to the Superintendent of the ' province in which it is situate, by private contract. * For any of the purposes aforesaid, the land may be divided into town, suburban, and rural lands. - Plans of all such lands as aforesaid shall be kept on record, and open to public inspection. No land (ball be sold by auction until at least one month's notice shall have been published in the Gazette of the province in which the land is situate. The upset price shall not bs less than Ten Shillings per acre, and shall be set by the Chief Surveyor, or other officer to be duly appointed for that purpose. The purchase-money for land shall be paid as foll owa .—Twenty-five (25) per cent, on the day of sale, and the remainder within on« month. If .either of the payments is not made, the sale will be annulled. - If the former is made and the, latter is not duly made, the amount paid will be forfeited, and the sale annulled. In either case, the land may behold again. • Any agent of the Government, duly authorised, may agree with any person who may be entitled to compensation under the provisions of the New,, Settlements Act, 1803, that such person shall receive such portion of the said suburban and rural laud, in lieu of money compensation, as may bo agreed upon between such person and agent.

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PROCLAMATION OF NATIVE LANDS UNDER THE NEW ZEALAND SETTLEMENTS ACT., Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXI, Issue 2471, 21 June 1865

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PROCLAMATION OF NATIVE LANDS UNDER THE NEW ZEALAND SETTLEMENTS ACT. Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXI, Issue 2471, 21 June 1865

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