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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 69



63. Boundary surveys of areas over 3, 000 acres in extend may be made by the system of converging angles observed between fixed and known points, the intervening and adjacent features being delineated by cross-bearings, or [unclear: theodelite] or compass chain traverses.

64. Surveys under 3, 000 acres in extent must be triangulated and traversed, or traversed only if triangulation be in applicable by reason of the denseness of the forest.

65. When triangulation is available for ascertaining distances it will not be necessary to chain long lines if the crossings of streams, ridges, or other natural features are fixed by intersections. Where a boundary-line abuts on to a stream, lake, or coast-line, the length of such line, as well as the traverse length, must be supplied. Swamp or [unclear: terr] boundaries are inadmissible; they must be shown by right lines.

66. The positions of all remarkable hills, ridges, pas, [unclear: eelwiers], Native cultivations, tracks, battle-fields, villages, &c, within or near the block under survey must be fixed by intersections; and the courses of all rivers, forest margins swamps, lakes, coast-lines, or other natural or artificial features must be sketched in for delineation in their proper position on the map.

67. The Native names of all boundaries or natural features within or pertaining to the block must be ascertained, together with the names and position of adjacent lands, and shown on the map.

68. All plans are to be drawn upon mounted paper, to the scales given in the Schedule hereto, but they must not be on a less scale than 20 chains to the inch, unless by special permission. It is advisable when possible, but not absolutely necessary, to keep the maps of the uniform sized of 30in., by 30in., or 18in., by 16in., but in no case must a les page 11 space than 100 square inches be left clear of any survey detail. Maps should be neatly drawn, in accordance with specimens to be seen in any of the survey offices. The whole boundary of the land forming the subject of the claim is to be conspicuously indicated by a tint of pink carried all round within it, and, when islands lying adjacent to the mainland are intended to be included in the claim, they must be coloured of the same tint. The map should have a plain title stating the Native name of the block, the survey district, and the provincial district in which the land lies, with the name or names of one or more of the applicants, and the j names of those who pointed out the boundaries. The scale to which it is drawn, the meridian of the circuit in which the block is situated, and the area must be plainly stated. In the lower left-hand corner must be quoted the number and date of letter of instructions to the surveyor, with the number and page of the field-book. The map must bear a certificate signed by the surveyor making the survey, in the form or to the effect given in the Schedule hereto numbered thirty-one.

69. The certificate of the Surveyor-General or other officer, under section 81 of the said Act, shall be in the form numbered thirty-two in the Schedule hereto.

70. Notice of applications under sections 81 to 85 inclusive of the said Act and section 10 of the said amending Act (1880) shall be given in the Gazette and Kahiti; but the Court, if satisfied that all parties interested are before it or duly represented, may proceed to deal with such applications without such notice having been given.

71. Orders of the Court under sections 81 to 85 inclusive of the said Act shall be in the respective forms numbered thirty-three to thirty-five in the Schedule.

An order of the Court under section 10 of the said amending Act (1889) shall be in the form numbered thirty-six in the Schedule.

72. An application for an authority to a surveyor under section 89 of the said Act, if not made by or on behalf of the Government, may be in the form numbered thirty-seven in the Schedule hereto. Such authority may be given in the form numbered thirty-eight in the Schedule, on an ex parte application; but a Judge may, if he thinks fit, direct that notice of any application shall be given in the Kahiti or in such other manner as the circumstances of any particular case may require.