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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 7

8.—But where Land is so unavailable that the Commissioner shall certify it is not worth 10s. per acre, Lands so certified shall be surveyed and put up to Auction at 5s. per acre

8.—But where Land is so unavailable that the Commissioner shall certify it is not worth 10s. per acre, Lands so certified shall be surveyed and put up to Auction at 5s. per acre.

In Districts beyond the limits of Hundreds which may be proclaimed

The great part of the clause is repealed by "Wellington Waste [unclear: La] Amendmend Act, 1865.

or notified as open for sale, and which may appear to be, from their hilly and broken character or otherwise, so unavailable for agricultural purposes, that the Commissioner of Crown Lands shall, upon the application of an intending purchaser, certify to the Government that the lands applied for (or any parts thereof as the case may be) are not worth Ten Shillings per acre, the applicant must state the number of acres so certified as not being worth Ten Shillings per acre, which he desires to purchase; and deposit with the Commissioner (or other officer appointed in that behalf) ten per cent of the upset price next mentioned, in cash or scrip. Such lands will then be laid off by the Surveyor in rectangular blocks of not less than 80 acres nor more. than 640 acres in extent each, and these blocks will be offered for sale at Auction at an upset price of Five Shillings per acre, according to the Regulations hereinafter prescribed for conducting Auction page 6 sales. If some other person than the original applicant become the purchaser of such lands, then the deposit of cash or scrip made by such original applicant will be returned to him; but if no other purchaser comes forward, and the original applicant does not complete the purchase himself, the deposit of ten per cent will be forfeited.