Copy of Crown Grant to the Lord Bishop of New Zealand, registered at Nelson, in Vol. I., D, part I., No. 529; and laid on the table of the Council, May 17th, 1869.
Victoria, by the grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, and so forth:
To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting: Whereas a school is about to be established at Motueka, in the Province of Nelson, under the superintendence of the Right Rev. George Augustus, Lord Bishop of New Zealand, for the education of children of our subjects of all races, and of children of other poor and destitute persons, being inhabitants of islands in the Pacific Ocean: And whereas it would promote the objects of the said institution to set apart a certain piece or parcel of land in the neighbourhood thereof, for the use and towards the maintenance and support of the same: Now know ye, that we, for us, our heirs and successors, do hereby grant unto the said George Augustus, Lord Bishop of the diocese in which the town of Nelson is situated, and to his successors in that diocese, all that piece or parcel of land, situate at Motueka, in the Province of Nelson, in the Islands of New Zealand, containing 660 acres or thereabouts, bounded on the north and east by public roads; on the south, partly by Section No. 224, and partly by a Native reserve No. 236; and on the west, partly by Rural Section No. 31, partly by Sections No. 253, 252, 251, and 250, and partly by a public road; the boundaries of which said piece of land are more particularly delineated on the plan drawn in the margin of these presents; together with the rents, issues, and proceeds thereof, to hold unto the said George Augustus, Lord Bishop of the diocese in which the town of Nelson is situated, and to his successors, Bishops of that diocese, in trust, nevertheless, and for the use and towards the maintenance and support of the said school, so long as religious education, industrial training, and instruction in the English language shall be given to the youth educated therein or maintained thereat.
In testimony whereof we have caused this our grant to be sealed with the seal of our said erritory.
Witness our trusty and well beloved Sir George Grey, a Knight Commander of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over our said Colony of page 288New Zealand and its Dependencies, at Wellington, in New Zealand aforesaid, this 25th day of July, in the 17th year of our reign, and in the year of our Lord 1858.
G. Grey.Dated 25th July, 1853.