St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (Upper Hutt) Burial Ground Act 1969

Reprint as at 25 August 1969

St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (Upper Hutt) Burial Ground Act 1969

Private Act1969 No 1
Date of assent25 August 1969
Commencement25 August 1969

Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.


An Act to close a burial ground in the grounds of St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church situate at Pine Avenue, Upper Hutt, and to authorise the Roman Catholic Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Wellington to remove all headstones, monuments, and grave surrounds erected in the said burial ground and to erect a monument common to all persons interred in the said burial ground

  • Preamble

    Whereas the Roman Catholic Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Wellington is registered as the proprietor of an estate in fee-simple in all that piece of land more particularly hereinafter described:

    And whereas the said piece of land has been used as a burial ground and there are at the present time a number of plots still remaining in the burial ground which have been sold or reserved but have not yet been utilised:

    And whereas the Archbishop has experienced difficulty in keeping the said piece of land and the headstones, monuments, and grave surrounds thereon in a neat and tidy condition:

    And whereas it is expedient that the headstones, monuments, and grave surrounds should be removed and the said piece of land levelled and laid out in lawns with ornamental trees and shrubs:

    And whereas the Archbishop wishes that the burial ground be closed but that, notwithstanding the closure, the body of a person may be buried in the same plot of ground as that of a deceased relative and the persons to whom the unused plots have been sold or reserved should still be entitled to use the said plots:

    And whereas the Archbishop has no powers without legislation to give effect to his wishes.