The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 7
Sec. III.— Proclaimed Lands Outside Hundreds
Sec. III.— Proclaimed Lands Outside Hundreds.
7.—Rural Lands outside Hundreds to he sold at the fixed price of 10s. per acre.
In Districts outside Hundreds which may be proclaimed or notified as open for sale, the intending purchaser must pay to the Commissioner of Crown Lands (or other officer appointed in that behalf), in cash or scrip, the price of any section or sections of land (generally not to be less than forty acres in extent), which he may desire to select; the price for all lands so selected being at the rate of Ten Shillings per acre. A surveyor will then be sent who will lay off the section or sections which may have been chosen, and will put the purchaser in possession of the same.
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.
The great part of the clause is repealed by "Wellington Waste [unclear: La] Amendmend Act, 1865.
9.—Mineral sections, or other sections for which there may be several competitors, may at any time be put up to Auction.
Nothing contained in the foregoing Regulations shall be construed to prevent the Government from offering any Mineral section for sale by Auction, if it should be found to possess peculiar value, or any Rural section, if from the amount of population in the vicinity thereof, there may be several competitors who may appear to have equal claims to it.
10.—Rural allotments to be generally of a rectangular form, and extend at least forty chains in depth from roads, rivers, &c.
Every allotment of Rural Land must, so far as circumstances and the natural features of the country will admit, be selected of a rectangular form, and, where fronting upon a river, road, lake or coast, be of a depth from the front of at least half a mile. No such allotment must be selected so as to monopolise the wood or water in any particular locality.
11.—But in any cultivated localities allotments of irregular shape and small extent may be laid out.
But in those neighborhoods where there may be a considerable extent of cultivated land, and persons may desire to complete their properties by the purchase of adjoining lands in blocks of irregular shape and small extent, the Government will afford every proper facility for their doing so. And in such localities small blocks of land will be laid out, in as far as possible to meet the views of intending purchasers.
12.—In districts where the lines of road are not laid out, a right of road reserved and allowance made in land from three to five per cent.
|Purchasers of 500 acres or less will receive an allowance of||5 acres per cent.|
|Purchasers of between 500 and 1000 acres||4 acres per cent.|
|Purchasers of more than 1000 acres||3 acres per cent.|
13.—Right of pre-emption of homesteads granted to runholders at a fixed price of either or 5s. per acre; the runholder however, may be called upon to exercise this right.
[unclear: This] clause is [unclear: repealed] by [unclear: the] "Wellington Waste [unclear: Lands] Amendment Act, 65."
14.—Lands applied for, which form part of a sufficiently stocked run, will, provided they be certified as unavailable for agriculture, be put up to auction at 5s. per acre, after three months' notice of sale shall have been given to the runholder.
This clause [unclear: is] repealed [unclear: by] the "[unclear: Wellington Waste] Lands [unclear: Amendment Act],18 65."