NELSON INSTITUTE ACT.
An Act to authorize the Superintendetit to convey a piece of Land in the Town of Nelson to Trustees, as a Site for the Nelson Intstitute.
[Assented to 21st June, 1859.]
Preamble. — Whereas, by an Act passed by the General Assembly of New Zealand, intituled "The Public Reserves Act, 1854," it is, amongst other things, enacted, that it should be lawful for the Governor of New Zealand, with the advice of his Executive Council, at any time and from time to time, after the passing of that Act, in the name and on behalf of her Majesty, to grant to the Superintendent of each Province of New Zealand, and his successors, all such estate and interest as her Majesty then had or might have in all or any of the lands within such Province, forming part of the demesne lands of the Crown, which should have been at any time theretofore and then were or might thereafter be reserved or set apart for purposes of public utility within the said Province, except as therein mentioned : And it was further enacted, that every Superintendent of a Province in whom any such lands should become vested, should hold the same upon trust for the public service of each Province for the purposes specified in such grant, with as full power to dispose of and manage the same for such purposes as if the same were vested absolutely in such Superintendent, subject to the provisions thereinafter contained : And it was further enacted, that no lands so to be granted should be alienated by way of sale or mortgage, or by lease for any longer term than three years, except by the authority of some Act or Ordinance of the Provincial Council of such Province to be passed in that behalf, nor except by deed signed by the Superintendent and sealed with the public seal of the Province : And whereas, by a certain deed of grant, bearing date on or about the seventh day of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, under the hand of Colonel Thomas Gore Browne, C.8., Governor of the Colony of New Zealand, and sealed with the public seal pf the Colony, the said Governor, in the name and on behalf of her Majesty, did grant unto the Superintendent of the Province of Nelson and his successors, inter alia, All that piece or parcel of land, containing by admeasurement three roods and twenty perches, more or less, I situated in the Town of Nelson, in the said Province, being Section numbered 178 on the t plan of the said Town, and marked S on the plan drawn in the margin thereof, To hold the same upon trust, as sites for the erection of public offices : And whereas an Institution has been established in the Town of Nelson aforesaid, for the diffusion of useful information in j literature, science, and the arts, called the Nelson Institute, Be it enacted by the Superintendent of the said Province, with the advice and consent of the Provincial Council thereof: —
1 . Superintendent may convey certain Land to Trustees as a site for the Nelson Institute. — That it shall be lawful for the Superintendent of the said Province, with the advice of his Executive Council, for any nominal or other consideration, to convey and assure unto five trustees, to be nominated for that purpose by the members of the Nelson Institute, All that piece or parcel of land, situated in the Town of Nelson aforesaid, being part of the piece or parcel of land hereinbefore described, and situated at the south-west corner thereof, having a frontage of sixty-one feet next Hardystreet, and extending back, at right angles with the front, one hundred and fifty feet, To hold the same upon trust, as a site for the erection of buildings for the aforesaid Institute. 2. Mode of appointing new Trustees. — Whenever, by reason of death, resignation, bankruptcy, or absence from the Province for the space of six successive calendar months, the number of trustees shall be reduced below three, a mcetingof the members of the Institution shall be called by advertisement in some local newspaper, at least fourteen days previous to such meeting ; and the members present at such meeting shall elect a number of new trustees equal to the number of vacancies ; and even such choice or appointment of new trustees shall be made to appear by some deed undei the hand of the Chairman of the meeting ai
which such choice or appointment shall be made, which deed shall be executed in the presence of such meeting, and attested by two or more credible witnesses, and may be in the form or to the effect of the Schedule to this Act annexed, or as near thereto as circumstances will allow, and may be given as evidence in the same manner and on like proof as deeds, and shall be evidence of the truth of the several matters and things therein contained. 3. Short Title.— This Act shall be termed and may be cited as " The Nelson Institution Act, 1859."
SCHEDULE. Memorandum of the choice and appointment of new Trustees of the following property, viz. [Description of Property. 2 situate at a meeting of the members of the Nelson Institute, duly convened and held at (or in) on [Date."] and of which was Chairman. Names and description of all the Trustees in whom the said property now becomes vested :—: — First, old continuing Trustees — [Names.] Second, New Trustees now chosen — [Names.] Dated this day of (Signed) A. 8., Chairman of the said Meeting. Signed by the said as Chairman of the said meeting, at and in the presence of the said meeting, on the day and year aforesaid, in the presence of CD., E. F.
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NELSON INSTITUTE ACT., Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XVIII, Issue 59, 23 July 1859
NELSON INSTITUTE ACT. Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XVIII, Issue 59, 23 July 1859
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