Canterbury Provincial Ordinances
7. The Quail Island Ordinance 1875.
[16th August, 1875.]
Whereas by Deed of Conveyance dated 25th September 1874 and made between Thomas Henry Potts therein described of the one part and William Rolleston Esquire Superintendent of the Province of Canterbury of the other part All that parcel of land in the Province of Canterbury containing by admeasurement fifty acres more or less situate on Quail Island Port Victoria being the easternmost end of the Island the western boundary being a line across the Island from north to south a distance of twenty-one chains seventy links (subject to a reserve of one chain wide from high-water mark along the north-east and south sides of the section for which reserve allowance is made in the acreage) and numbered 23 on the map of the Chief Surveyor setting out and describing the rural land in the Port Victoria District of the said Province of Canterbury And also all that parcel of land in the said Province of Canterbury containing by admeasurement fifty acres more or less situate on Quail Island aforesaid commencing at the north-western corner of the said section numbered 23 continuing along the western boundary line of section numbered 23 twenty- one chains seventy links thence westerly at one chain distance above high-water mark about sixteen chains thence northerly across the Island thirty-five chains sixty links parallel to the eastern boundary line and returning at one chain distance above high-water mark to the commencing point and numbered 47 on the map of the Chief Surveyor aforesaid were conveyed by the said Thomas Henry Potts to William Rolleston as such Superintendent upon trust for the public purposes of the said Province:
And whereas by a memorandum of transfer dated 25th September 1874 all that parcel of land in the said Province of Canterbury containing by admeasurement eighty-five acres more or less on Quail Island Port Victoria bounded on the eastward by the aforesaid section 47 on the northward westward and southward by the road reserved along high-water mark was transferred by the said Thomas Henry Potts to the said William Rolleston as such Superintendent and by deed poll dated the 13th day of April 1875 the said William Rolleston declared that the said last mentioned parcel of land was transferred to him the said William Rolleston and that he should thenceforth hold the same upon trust for the public purposes of the said Province:
And whereas the said several parcels of land are required for the public
purposes of the Colony and therefore it is expedient that
Superintendent should have power to convey and transfer the same to Her Majesty
Be it therefore enacted by the Superintendent of the Province of Canterbury
with the advice and consent of the Provincial Council
thereof as follows
1. Superintendent may alienate by way of sale the lands described herein.
It shall be lawful for the Superintendent with the advice and consent of the
Executive Council to alienate by way of sale and to convey
and transfer to Her
Majesty the Queen the lands hereinbefore described and known as Quail Island
provided that the said lands shall
not be so sold for a less sum than four
thousand pounds sterling.
2. Proceeds of sale how to be appropriated.
The proceeds of such sale shall be appropriated in such manner as the
Superintendent and Provincial Council of the said Province shall
This Ordinance shall be intituled and may be cited as “The Quail Island Ordinance 1875.”