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At a meeting of the Kurow settlers, seventy persons being present, on Thursday night, tho following resolutions were unanimously carried: — That, in order to meet the increased demands for land for settlement in this district, the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives be petitioned to immediately open Station Peak for closer settlement, in view of disappointed applicants at the recent Kurow land sale, where the sections having an area of from eeventy to 300 acres—about 2,000 acres in all—were competed for by 120 applicants.

That in order to meet the enormous demands of the people to settle upon the waste lands of the Grown, the whole of Station Peak, consisting of about 42,000 acres, be cut up as follows : 7,000 aores in from 640 to 1,000 aores on the deferred-payment and perpetual-lesse systems, the balance in areaß of not more than 2,000 to 4 000 acres on the small-graziDg-run system.— Carried. That in the opinion of this meeting it haß hitherto been the case in this district, when the Government have offered Crown lands for settlement, that the area of land offered has been totally inadequate to the demand, which had the effect of causing settlers, in order to secure homes, to give more than its value. That to retain in the colony that class of people who are willing to become bona fide settlers on the lands, it is highly necessary that Station Peak be surveyed before, and offered for sale in, March, 1890, at the expiration of the present leasee's lease, and that the sale should take place in Oamaru, and so save intending settlers in this district the expenses and inconvenienoe of going to Timaru, or elaewhere out of the district.

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LAND WANTED., Issue 8001, 2 September 1889

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LAND WANTED. Issue 8001, 2 September 1889

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