The weekly meeting qf the Land Board was held this day ; present-rthe Chief Commissioner, Messrs J., Ifuncan, J. W. Thomson, W, Dallas, and H. Clark. The Tuapeka County Council wrote that they would take over the commonage in accordance with the conditions mentioned in the Chief Commissioner’s letter of the 29th ult. The Board declined Mr M'Donald’s application to lease 5,000 acres of the mining reserve, the Tuapeka County Council having undertaken to destroy the rabbits over this and the adjoining commonages and Crown lands. J, Roberts wrote asking for a further redaction of rent of Runs 121 and 121 a, their carrying capacity having been diminished by land being taken up for mining and by the miners’ dogs, horses, etc., running beyond their mining areas. The writer added that the recent reduction is totally inadequate for the loss he has sustained.—lt was decided to forward the matter to the Government for their favorable consideration, S. B. M'Carthy, for C. M'Erlane, asked for right to graze stock on section 13, block 6, Maniototo, reserved as a school site, and offered to keep it clear of rabbits and pay a reasonable rental,—Referred to the Chief Commissioner to arrange. A. Smith asked to occupy the mining reserve adjoining section 14, block 10, Kurow, on the usual conditions of keeping down the rabbits.—Referred to Chief Commissioner to arrange, T. J. Collins suggested that a suitable reserve should be made for a police camp out of the sections at Tapanui to be opened for village settlement at the end of the month, and added that either section 2 or section 3 yould answer the purpose.—Read, and minuted as “ noted.:’
A. H. Chapman wrote that fourths of rents are not being expended in opening up his section at Kurow as specified by the Land Act, and Added that if this continues he will''not be able to pay the rent that he had undertaken to pay on the understanding that a road would be made.—Minuted afa “noted.” 1 ‘
The Under-Secretary for Crown Lands wrote asking in what sense ihe Board considers the whole of Runs 205, 205 a, 205b, and 205 c suitable for settlement.—Referred to the Chief Commissioner to explain the Board’s resolution of February 20, which was referred to in the memorandum,
H. S. Mackay asked for right to graze stock over sections 6, 7, 8, and 9, block 5, Dunback, on condition of keeping down the rabbits. —Declined.
S. Law applied to purchase rural section 2, block 6, Maniototo, for cash.—Approved. Mary Jane Sloan applied for a perpetual lease over rural section 14, block 4, Tiger Hill.—Approved ; least issue. EL M'Kay applied to surrender small grazing run section 78, block 11, Glenkenicb.—Surrender accepted, Ranger to make valuation; to be reopened at capital value of 20s.
J. Cunrine applied for a prospecting license, outside mining districts, over foreshore blocks 1 and 2 at Otepopo.—Licenses granted accordingly, A. D. Bell wrote complaining of the injustice'which will be done to him if the full fcenta for Buns 121 d, 121 c, and 109b'are exacted from him for the ensuing half year, the runs' having been destroyed by fire. He asked that the rent of Bbn 121» be reduced by half this six months, Run 121 c by a fourth, and Run 109b by a twelfth.—Forwarded to Government for favorable consideration.
■■■•• Amelia Somerville asked to graze stock over the.mining reserve adjoining section 3, block 10, Kurow, there being no water on her land.—Referred to Chief Commissioner to arrange.
Ranger Hughan, reporting on an appliestidh by Mr R. B. Martin, on behalf of Anna hj. Chapman, to select 120 acres on small grazing run.s of 23, under section 205 of the' Land Act, 1885, recommended that the same be granted.—lt was decided that the lessee could only select 150 acres or any smaller area immediately adjoining her homestead, but could not select 150 acres in two hlopgs.
Banger Hughan reported pn an applica r tion by W, Fraser for the right to gra?e stock over the mining reserve adjoining the southern boundary of section 1, block 10, Kurow, and recommended that the applicar tion should be granted,—The matter was referred to the Chief Commissioner to arrange. An application by Stephen Barker to have 200 acres on the western portion of the bush reserve on section 48, block 6, Clarendon, surveyed into fifty acre lots and notified* was referred to Ranger Hughan to report. A. J. M'Leecrs lease of sections 6 and 12, block 9, Mount Hyde, having been forfeited, it was agreed that the sections should be notified at a cosh price of 16s per acre ( valuation for improvements, LIBS 10s. Banger Hugban’s report as to the value of section 8, block 2, Strath Taieri (surrendered), was forwarded to the High Schools
Board for consideration as to farther redac tion of rent.
F. A. Connelly having surrendered section 4, block 11, Rock and Pillar, it was agreed to reoffer the section at a capital valne of 20s; valuation for improvements, LI 18 16s. The leases of Thomas Matbeson’s sections 32 and 33, block 4, Mount Hyde, having been forfeited, it was agreed that the sections should be notified at a capital value of 15s; no improvements.
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LAND BOARD., Evening Star, Issue 8009, 11 September 1889
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