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The weekly meeting of the Land Board waß held today; present—the Chief Commissioner, Measrs Clark and Duncan. Mr W. L. Simpson, for Mr J. M'Laughlin, pastoral lessee of section 9, block 8, Teviot, applied to surrender his lease in order to obtain a perpetual lease of the section ; he also asked for valuation for improvements.— The matter was referred to the Government for consideration.

Messrß Murray, Roberts, and Co., for Mr W. Shennan, applied for the right to graze stock over section 14, block 2, Upper Taieri, in consideration of his undertaking to destroy the rabbits on the section.—Roferred to the Chief Commissioner to carry out.

Mr J. Carr and Mr J. Davis applied for licenses to occupy section 21, block 11, Maungatua. —Declined. Mr W. Fraser, chairman of the Vincent County Council, wrote stating that since the resignation of Mr C. Shaw as Crown Land Ranger no one had been appointed in his stead, and suggesting that Mr R. Corbett, Sheep and Rabbit Inspector for the district, be appointed.—Recommended. Messrs Murray, Roberts, and Co., for MrT. M'Lay, asked that he be granted the grazing right over sections 32 to 33, block 3, Northeast Harbor and Blueskin.—Referred to the Chief Commissioner.

A large number of applications to occupy rural lands that had been dealt with during the last week were formally approved. Mr F. M'Bride, licensee of Run No. 10, Wakatipn, asked leave to occupy the sections between that run and No. 11, adjoining, at a yearly rental of Jd per acre.— Referred to Ranger Adair. Mr S. Stevens applied for a road or right-of-way through section 19, block 5, Mount Hyde, under section 203, subsection 3, of the Act of 188.).—Consideration adjourned. The Receiver of Land Revenue forwarded a statement of deferred-payment licensees who are from three to eight payments in arrears with their rent.—Adjourned for a week. The applications of Jane Gilford (section 46, block 2, Highlay) and Thomas Gifford (section 36) for an extension of their deferred-payment licenses were declined, the Board having no power to extend the licenses.

The application of Mr Samuel Crossan to transfer to Mr R. S. F. Inder his deferredpayment license over section 8, block 11, Naseby, was approved. The application of Mr Ezekiel Mawhinney to transfer to Mr Thomas Mawhinney his license over section 3, same block, was also approved. Mr W. L. Simpson, for Mr M. Crossan, lessee of section 1, block 13, Benger, applied for a lease of section 2, same block, reserved for quarry purposes.—Referred to the County Council to report re any objection to issue depasturing license under the Reserves Act, and whether it is necessaiy to retain the section as a camping reserve. Mr J. Martin applied to complete the purchase of deferred-payment section 1, block 10, Shotover.—Approved. The Chief Surveyor, in returning Madeline Robinson's application for a porpetual lease of 2,000 acres in Traquair Hundred, recommended that 2,700 acres of land in that locality should be divided into two useful sections.—The surveyor was requested to have a survey effected. Mr R. B. Martin, for Mr E O'Connell, offered to pay half the arrears (L 46) due by him on section 8, block 2, Strath Taieri, on condition of his surrender being accepted—the balance due to be deducted from his valuation.—Surrender to be accepted on payment of L 46, and the section to be reoffered, with valuation ; when, if taken up again, the value of improvements, after

deduction of balance of arroars, will be paid to applicant. The Chief Surveyor forwarded report by tho District Surveyor on Mr R. Jones'.* application for a coal lease over live acres in block 1, Jknnockburu, for filt-en years. The report stated that the apnlication was bona fide, and if granted could only injure Mr J. Pryde in the way of opposition. Mr W. Macgrrgor appeared for the applicant. —License for three years to issue for area suggested by the surveyor, at a yearly fee of LI.

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LAND BOARD, Issue 7925, 5 June 1889

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LAND BOARD Issue 7925, 5 June 1889

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