He Ture whakatakoto tikanga hei kimi i nga Take ki etahi Whenua i te Takiwa o Turanganui (31 o Akuhata, 1874).
An Act to provide for ascertaining Titles to certain Lands in the Poverty Bay District
[ko te tohutoro i roto i te reo Māori]
An Act to provide for ascertaining Titles to certain Title. Lands in the Poverty Bay District.
[31st August, 1874.]
Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of New Zealand in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—
|1.||Short Title. The Short Title of this Act shall be "The Poverty Bay Lands Titles Act, 1874."|
Native Land Court may inquire into title to lands in Second Schedule Notwithstanding that the Native title has been extinguished over the lands described in the said Second Schedule, any person or persons claiming any estate or interest in such of the said lands as have not been adjudicated upon by the said Judge as aforesaid may have his or their title to such land or any parts thereof investigated and determined by the Native Land Court in the manner provided by "The Native Land Act, 1873," or any Act amending the same, (hereinafter called "the said Acts,") as effectually to all intents and purposes as if the Native title to or in such land, or any part or parts thereof, had not been extinguished, and as if such lands were primarily liable to be dealt with under the said Acts or any of them.
Such lands may, upon any investigation of the title thereto in accordance with this Act, and at all times thereafter, be dealt with under the said Acts.
|3.||Validation of grants &c. already made. The validity of any Crown grant of land heretofore made under the provisions of "The Poverty Bay Grants Act, 1869," or any Acts amending the same, shall not be questioned by reason only of any informality attending the issue of any such grant, or of any irregularity in the times and manner in which the said Judges or either of them held sittings as aforesaid, or by reason of the fact that one of such Judges sat and acted alone.|
And notwithstanding any such informality or irregularity as aforesaid, or by reason of any such Judge having sat and acted alone as aforesaid, every such Crown grant, and every other deed conveyance assurance matter or thing executed made or done under or by virtue of the land comprised in any such Crown grant, shall be, and the same is hereby declared to be, valid to all intents and purposes: page 6Provided that this Act shall only be construed to give validity to any such deed conveyance assurance matter or thing as aforesaid so far as the validity thereof respectively shall or may depend upon the validity of any such Crown grant as aforesaid.