Copy of Conveyance of part Section 161, Motueka, to the Central Board of Education for the Province of Nelson.
This deed made the twentieth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four, between Alexander Mackay, of the City of Nelson, in the Province of Nelson; in the Colony of New Zealand, Esquire, the Commissioner of Native Reserves appointed under two several Acts of "The New Zealand Native Reserves Act, 1856," and "The Native Reserves Amendment Act, 1862," and hereinafter called the Commissioner of the one part, and the Central Board of Education for the Province of Nelson of the other part. Whereas power is given to Commissioners appointed under the said Act (subject to the provisions thereof), to absolutely sell exchange, lease, or otherwise dispose of lands over which the Native Title shall have been extinguished within the jurisdiction of the Commissioners respectively, and reserved or set apart for the benefit of the Aboriginal inhabitants. And whereas the land hereinafter described has been set apart for the benefit of the Aboriginal inhabitants, and the Native Title over the same has been extinguished. And whereas the said Commissioner has agreed to sell the piece of land hereinafter described unto the said Central Board of Education for the Province of Nelson for the sum of one hundred pounds. Now This Deed Witnesseth, that in pursuance of the said agreement, and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds sterling paid by the said Central Board of Education for the Province of Nelson to the said Commissioner, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged: He the said Commissioner doth hereby convey and assure unto the said Central Board of Education for the Province of Nelson, their successors and assigns: All that piece of land containing one acre more or less, situated in the district of Motueka, in the said Province, being part of section numbered 161 on the plan of the said district, having a frontage of two hundred and fifty links, by a public road on the eastward thereof, commencing from a point measured two hundred and fifty links distant from the north-eastern corner of the said said section, with a depth backwards at right angles thereto, of four hundred links, bounded on the north by other part of the said section, leased to Richard Sutcliffe; on the east by the said public road; on the south by other part of the said section leased to Mr. Parker; and on the west also by other part of the same section, and which said piece of land is delineated and coloured yellow on the plan drawn in the margin hereof, and thereon more particularly described, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights and appurtenances thereunto belonging, and all the estate and interest of the said Commissioner therein and thereto, to have and to hold the said piece of land; hereditaments and all, and singular other the premises hereby conveyed unto the siad Central Board of Education for the Province of Nelson, their successors, and assigns for ever and ever. In witness whereof the said Alexander Mackay, as such Commissioner has hereunto subscribed his name the day and year first above-written.
J. T. Catley, Land Office, Nelson, Receiver of Land Revenue.In conformity with the seventh section of "The New Zealand Native Reserves Act, 1856," I hereby declare my assent to the sale and conveyance effected by the within written deed, as witness my hand this eighteenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five.
G. Grey.With the advice and consent of the Executive Council.
Approved in CouncilDecember 18th, 1865. Forster Goring, Clerk of Executive Council, and Registered at the Registrar of Deeds Office in Nelson, in Vol. 12, D, No. 11,920.