The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 56
There is power to make reservations for the use of travelling stock and other public purposes.
It is estimated that no less than 35,000,000 acres at least are now under reserve in the interests of the public, including mining. There is provision in the Act for the dedication of land to the public, with or without trustees, and the reservation of lands along railway lines, and for towns, villages, commons, &c.-in fact for any public purpose within the meaning of the Act. For purposes of communication, land may be resumed for roads.