March 22, 1875: Polynesia Company, Limited land claims: selections granted and conveyances issued to Messrs. Wm. Grey Baillie, F. L. Smyth, Kelt, and Haynes, at Suva

 1. Present, Messrs. Auies, Brache, Crook, and A. K. Smith in the chair. The following resolutions by Mr. Brache were read and carried: That the selections granted and conveyances issued to Messrs. Wm. Grey Baillie, F. L. Smyth, Kelt, and Haynes, at Suva Point, have been erroneously and illegally granted and conveyed to the parties aforesaid, and do not represent the grounds selected by them, respectively ; that all legal steps be taken forthwith to declare the aforesaid conveyances null and void; that the selection originally made by William Grey Baillie and granted is for land situate immediately on the north of Mr. Copeland’s selection on the original plan of the company, and not as shown on the registered plan of the company; that Mr. F. L. Smyth’s original selection, as granted of the same area, conveyed to him erroneously, is situate 20 chains north of the position marked on the company’s registered plan; that the selection of Kelt, as granted and conveyed to him erroneously, is situated 20 chains north of the position marked on the company’s plan; that the selection of Mr. Haynes was not made for ground conveyed to him on the east side of Tamavua River, but was made on the west side, and north of the town reserve, and that this selection was granted and the conveyance issued illegally, and is hereby declared null and void; that a conveyance for the original selection of Mr. B. R. Henry for 160 acres adjoining Walu Bay, as per company’s plan, is hereby granted, and a conveyance to be issued forthwith; that the solicitor of the company is hereby instructed to take all legal requisite steps to carry out the foregoing resolutions; that new conveyances on application and surrender of the previous conveyances to the company be issued to W. G. Baillie, F. L. Smyth, and Kelt for the land originally selected by them, and that the manager be instructed to notify these parties that their present conveyances are declared null and void March 10, 1875.

 

Signed. A. K. S.

Alex. Kennedy Smith,

Chairman.

 

Sent to John Matthew Smith, the solicitor of the company, on March 22, 1875. Extracted from the Minute Book No. 2, pages 272 and 273. Compared with it by Edward Kuhl, manager, Polynesia Company, Limited.

We hereby certify that we have examined the foregoing extract this 28th day of January, 1880, and we find the same correct.

 

Robert C. Gresson, Solicitor and Notary Public, Chancery Lane, Melbourne.

Septimus C. Daniel. Extract from pages 2J2 to 27J, Directors’ Minute Book No. 2, minutes of a meeting of directors of the Polynesia Company, Limited, held in the registered office of the company, Anudiulo Chambers, No. J2 Queen street, on Friday, the 12th of March, 1875, at J. JO o’clock p. m.

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