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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 71

Applications, How Made

Applications, How Made.

Applications for the purchase, leasing, or other occupation of Crown lands may be made at any land office, or in writing addressed to the Commissioner of Crown Lands, and sent through the post.

The Board has discretionary power in the public interest to refuse any application, recording the grounds of such refusal in the official minutes.

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Applications for unsurveyed land on pastoral runs within mining districts must be accompanied with the written consent of the pastoral lessee, and by evidence that an accurate description of the exact locality, area, and boundaries, has been advertised for three weeks consecutively in a newspaper published or circulating in the district in which the land is situated.

Applications for land under any tenure, not being land offered at auction, must be accompanied with a statutory declaration, made and signed by the applicant in the form prescribed by the Act, printed copies of which are kept at every Land Office for the use of the public.

The form of declaration to be made on applying for a lease in perpetuity is here appended, by way of illustration:—

Declaration on applying for a Lease in Perpetuity under "The Land Act, 1892."

I, A.B., of C.D., do solemnly and sincerely declare—
1.That I am of the age of seventeen years and upwards.
2.That I am the person who, subject to the provisions of "The Land Act, 1892," am applying for the purchase of a lease.
3.That I am acquiring such lease solely for my own use or benefit, and not directly or indirectly for the use or benefit of any other person or persons whomsoever.
4.That, including the lands now applied for, T am not the owner, tenant, or occupier, directly or indirectly, either by myself or jointly with any other person or persons, of any lands anywhere in the colony exceeding in the whole 2,000 acres of land, inclusive of not more than 640 acres of first-class land.
5.That I have not, within three years from the date hereof, surrendered a lease with perpetual right of renewal or lease in perpetuity of the lands for a lease whereof I am now applying.

And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of an Act of the General Assembly of New Zealand intituled "The Justices of the Peace Act, 1882."

Signature: A.B. Declared at_______this_______day of_______, 189_______, before me, CD., A Justice of the Peace in and for the Colony of New Zealand.