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The New Zealand Constitution Act [1852]: together with correspondence between the Secretary of State for the colonies and the Governor-in-Chief of New Zealand in explanation thereof

Sec. VIII-Appropriation of the Land Fund

Sec. VIII-Appropriation of the Land Fund.

After defraying the charges created by Parliament, &c., the Land Fund to be applied to Public Works and Immigration until otherwise directed by General Assembly or Provincial Legislatures.

29. After the charges made upon the Land Fund by the Act of Parliament 15 and 16 Vict., cap. 72, have been defrayed in the manner prescribed by law, the remaining portion of the Land Fund will, until the General Assembly or the Provincial Legislatures may otherwise direct, be devoted to Roads and Public Works, or to bringing out to New Zealand the friends and relatives of those persons who may undertake to defray, within twelve months after the arrival in the colony of the immigrants so brought out, one-half of the cost of their passage to this country, according to the following scale, namely:—
For Adults £16 0 0 per. head
Children between 7 and 14 years old 10 10 0 per. head
Children between 1 and 7 years of age 6 0 0 per. head
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In, districts where a Land Fund may not have been created by the sale of land, the Government will receive applications from persons desirous of having their relations or friends sent out, and willing to enter into an agreement, guaranteed by some responsible person, for the repayment of the passage money within twelve months after their arrival in the colony.