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The werkly meeting of the Otago Land Board, held yesterday, was attended by Mr J. P. Maitland (Commissioner of Crown Lands) and Messrs W. Dallas, H. Clark, and H. H. Kirkpatrick.

Dcnald Kennedy and Charles Slack applied for occupation leases over 100 and 20 acres respectively in block 10, Maruwenua district. —Declined.

Ranger Hughan reported having inspected and valued section 92. block?, Town district, applied for hy the Caledonian Society of Otago.—lt was decided to fix the capital value of the land at £l.

Michael Welsh and Thomas Eowoaatla applied for about ninety acres each in blook 10, Tautuku district, adjoining tho .Heathfield Settlement.—To be allowed to acquire the land on losso in perpetuity at a capital value of 10s per acre. James Gibbons applied to be allowed to withdraw his application to surrender hia lease in perpetuity over section 104, Ardgowaa Estate.— Declined.

Hanger Mackenzie reported on the application of Thomas Kinross for & lease in perpetuifcv over seventy-two acres, block 3, Kawama district.— Application granted, with runholder’s consent; the capital value fixed at 10s per acre, with survey fees to be lodged. Jeremiah Curry applied to be allowed to acquire sections 52 and 53, blick 4, Greenvale district.—Referred to ranger for-report. the request of T. Ring tor one month’s extension of time to effect re' Hence upon section 71 Aidgowan Estate, was granted. T.Chaimer, on behalf of William Davidson, applied for permission to occupy section 8, block 4, Wakefield district, for grazing purposes. —Referred to the ranger for report. The following transfers were approved Annie E. Welham to Henry Welham, lease in perpetuity over section 57, block 4, Sutton district ; and Fred Berry to Agnes Sargison, occult, 1011 with right to purchase license over section 39, block 10, Glenomafu district; Thos Park to James Park, allotment 45, Maerewhenua Estate; the Official Assignee in the estate of J. G.‘ Kennedy to John Blakely, section 20, blook 1, Upper Taieri district; Johanna 'Patterson to Annie Patterson, section 16, blook 1, Mamototo, the last two being subject to the payment of the current half-year’s rent. Charles Turner applied for a license to occupy a portion of section 15, block 13. Moeraki distnct, for bushfelling.—A yearly license granted lor timber-cutting over ten acres as per sketch, at 2s 5d per acre, with license fee £1 Is. Banger Atkinson forwarded a valuation of the improvements upon forfeited section 26, Teaneraki Settlement.—Valuation of £ls 0s 3d approved, and the section to be offered at the former capital value. The crop of oats thereon to be valued and added to the above amount fourteen days before the section is opened for application; subject to the Governor’s approval. r

Mrs Janie Strcnach applied to be allowed to subdivide sections 10 to 15. blook 4, Wakefield district, and transfer the lease in perpetuity held by her over them ,to Richard Olds and sections 9 and 16 to Robert Davidson, (T. Chalmer, agent).—Subdivision and transfer agreed to.

Philip Duffy applied to purchase an area of twenty-five acres of the Mining Rese>ve front- }** section 39,; block 6, Tuapeka West district (w, L. Simpson, agent).—Yearly license for depasturing granted at a rental of 6d per acre with license fee of £1 Is.

James Riddle wrote requesting that the forfeiture of his lease in perpetuity over section 70, block 8, Makareao Estate, be rescinded.—Under the circumstances stated the Board could not grant the request. The Waitaki and Waihemo County Councils torwarded statements of the proposed expend!ture of “thirds” and “fourths” for the period of April 1 to July 51,1897-Approved. Surrender applications were treated as follows : _D av ;j p eatj section 2, block 14, Sutton district—referred to ranger for report. John Beck, run 17g, Maruwenua district—application will be considered if the current halfyears rent is paid. James Kealy, section 22, block 16, Maniototo district: surrender accepted ; * ranger to report and make valuation o ln ?P, r0 I veme nts. Robert Richardson, sections 2 and 5, block 12, Benger district—referred to ranger for report. On consideration of the case of Miss L. Cottingham, whose lease in perpetuity over section 73, Ardgowan Estate, was declared forfeited, and who now asks that the forfeiture be rescinded, the Board decided that the' house must be erected and residence complied with in two months from date, otherwise forfeiture will be carried out, and the section will be reopened for application;

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LAND BOARD., Issue 10439, 7 October 1897

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LAND BOARD. Issue 10439, 7 October 1897

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