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The weekly meeting of the Land Board was held yesterday, and was attended by the Chief Commissioner (Mr J, P. Maitand), Messrs Thomßon, Dallas, Clark, and Duncan.

W. L. Simpson, for A. Purvis, applied to occupy, for grazing purposes, part of forest reserve section 16, block 4, Tiger Hill; also gravel reserve section 13, block 4, to enable him to connect his properties. —Referred to the Chief Commissioner to carry out. John Mulvena's complaint as to road lines at Maerewhenua not being formed. The matter was referred to the County Council, which now reported that it had spent far more money in opening up the roads than it had received, and that the block in question is consideiably in its debt.—Read. The pastoral deferred-payment license of section 2, block 3, Strath Taieri, having been forfeited, and the Ranger having valued the improvements of the late licensee (J. E. Matheson) at L 298 4s, the Board recommended the Government to gazette the land as a small grazing run, subject to the valuation named.

Ranger Hughan reported that the road line through section 19, block 5, Mount Hyde, that had been petitioned for is quite unnecessary, and lecommended that it be refused. —Accordingly. Ranger Hughan recommended that the Board refuse J. M'Donald's application to lease section 41, block 1, Maungatua, as the toad co the back country passes through it, and &hj it is also in tho West Taieri Hundred.—Accordingly. A petition was received from residents at Blackstone, asking that the Board open at once for permanent settlement, under the perpetual leasing system, Run 224 c (4,294 acres) and part of Run 224, between the main road and Run 224 c (3,072 acres), at the east side of Blackstone Range, and adjoining their homestead areas, their present areas being insufficient for farming purposes. —Forwarded to the Government for consideration.

The Clyde District Land Officer suggested that it would be well to reserve at present the part of section 11, block 3, Lower Hawea, which W, Smith had applied to purchase.—To be reserved as a camping ground. R. B. Martin, for T. Allock, asked to transfer small grazing run, section 7, block 6, Waikouaiti, to his son, S. Allcock ; also, that section 8, block 6, be transferred from S. H. Allcock to T. Allock.—Transfers approved. Antonio Resta applied to cut timber on ten acres at Bush Creek, block 17, Shotover, and for one acre on which to stack timber and form a tramway.—Ranger Adair reported on the matter.—Proper sketches to be supplied. The Board resolved to recommend the Government to set apart as a small grazing run sections 18 and 21, block 5, Table Hill, in place of offering them as a pastoral run, as recommended by a resolution passed on the 21st ult.

Twenty applications were received for the Whare Kuri coal reserve, block 6, Kurow. Fourteen of the applications were lodged by members of a family named Cairns.—The ballot resulted in favor of John O'Meara, and it was agreed to grant him a thirty years' lease, at 2a 6d per acre rental and Od per ton royalty; the prioe of naal at pit's mouth not to exceed 18s per ton.

Applications for rural lands for cash :—S. Law, section 2, block 6, Maniototo (consideration deferred); T. Jackson, section (5, do (approved). Applications for rural lands on perpetual lease for approval:—P. Cassidy, section 3, block C, Mauiototo; W. Miller, section 4, do ; W. Newman, section 10, do ; J, Kealy, section 11, do; J. M'Loughlin, section 9, block 8, Teviot.—Licenses to issue,

Applications for rural lands on deferred payment for approval:—Margaret Dooley, section 5, block 6, Maniototo ; C. M'Erlane, section 12, do.—Licenses to isßue.

Applications to complete purchase of deferred-payment lands:—J. M'Cormack, section 85, block 1, Otepopo; T. M'Cormack, section S2, do.—Approved. Applications for prospecting licenses outside mining districts :—W. W. Shermerdine, Hooper Inlet; W. Gregg, do; W. L. Gregg, do; J. F. Spring, Koau brauch Clutha River; F. Cumine and Co., foreshore coast at Akatore ; Daniel Stewart, forty acres of foreshore at Molyneux Mouth.—All the applications were granted except those of Mr Spring and Mr Stewart, which were referred to the Clutha River Board.

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LAND B0ARD., Issue 8004, 5 September 1889

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LAND B0ARD. Issue 8004, 5 September 1889

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