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The weekly meeting of the Land Board was held to-day ; present—the Chief Commissioner, Messrs Duncan, Thomson, and Dallas.

The Receiver of Land Revenue wrote that the agents of T. Matheson stated that he was unable to pay arrears of rent due on perpetual-lease sections 32 and 33, block 4, Mount Hyde. He suggested that the minute accepting surrender on payment of arrears be rescinded, and the lease declared forfeited.—Approved. The Vincent County Council forwarded for approval plans of road lines on which they propose to spend L 145 17s Id.— Approved. W. Forrest wrote that the five acres of quarry reserve in sections 5 and 6, block 3, Cairn Hill, is considered payably auriferous, and that application had been made to mine the ground by hydraulic sluicing by J. R. Kemp and party. Mr Kemp and the clerk to the Vincent County Council also wrote, intimating that a survey would shortly be made.—Noted.

The Board’s salesman forwarded a list of sections now open under the village settlement form of allotment on deferred paymenta, which be suggested should be notified for sale under the Land Act of 1888, under certain restriction?.—Approved. The Board’s salesman suggested that the minute on certain forfeited village homestead settlement sections be rescinded, and certain restrictions adopted in lieu thereof. —Approved. J. Thomson, for J. Downes, forwarded a sketch of area applied for by him, it being part of section 8, block 1, Tuapeka. East, aud held by him as a residence area. The Warden wrote recommending that the application be favorably considered. Granted. The Chief Surveyor forwarded plans of a new survey and description of lands in block I, Woodlands, with the view of their being dealt with.—The sections in question to be notified. T. Anderson renewed his application for a reduction in the price of his deferred-pay-ment section 17, block 5, Kurow. —No power. The Receiver of Laud Revenue stated that J. Russell has paid a year’s rent on per-petual-lease section 25, block 5, Glenkenicb, and promises to pay the balance in November. He suggested that time be allowed Mr Russell, and the minute forfeiting his lease be rescinded.—Approved. Mr John P. Spring applied for a goldmining prospecting license, outside mining districts, over 360 acres at the mouth of the Molyneux River, including the sandspit.— License granted for twelve months, subject to prior rights of Daniel Steward

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LAND BOARD., Issue 7979, 7 August 1889

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LAND BOARD. Issue 7979, 7 August 1889

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