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Mode of selling lands under this Act,

Distribution of proceeds

Proviso in case of dispute as to right of sale or appropriation of proceeds

Proceeds paid into Civil Court

Estate or interest
to be acquired by
purchasers at
any such sale as
aforesaid

Every purchaser entitled to memorandum of sale

No person to recover under this Act unless his own portion of fence be first erected

Trespass (Fencing)

proportion of the value of any boundary fence, erected by the proprietor or tenant of any allotment, between the same and any next adjoining unreserved Crown land.

12. And be it further enacted that every such Auctioneer as aforesaid, who shall be called upon to sell any land liable to sale under the provisions of this Act, is hereby required to sell the same by public auction (but subject nevertheless to all charges and incumbrances thereon existing, and duly registered before the registration of the costs of fencing, for the recovery of which such land shall be sold): and by and out of the proceeds, after deducting the expenses of sale, to pay to the person or persons on whose application such sale shall have been made, the costs of fencing and interest charged by the provisions of this Act on the land thereby sold, and sought to be recovered by such sale : Provided always that when any doubt or dispute shall arise as to the right of any person applying for the sale of land, under the authority of this Act, to make such application, and notice of such dispute shall be given to or received by the Auctioneer called upon to make such sale; in such case, it shall not be incumbent on such Auctioneer to sell in conformity with such application until such dispute shall have been decided by some competent Court of law in the said Colony; and that in case there shall be any doubt or dispute after any such sale as aforesaid, as to the person or persons entitled to receive the fencing costs sought to be recovered by such sale, or as to the person or persons entitled to receive the surplus of the proceeds of such sale after all lawful deductions: in either of the said cases, it shall be lawful for the Auctioneer effecting the sale at or after which any such dispute shall arise, to pay the disputed proceeds or disputed portion of proceeds into the hands of the Registrar Clerk of the Civil Court of the said Colony, to be disposed of as the said Court shall determine and direct.

13. And be it further enacted that when any land sold as aforesaid shall at the time of such sale be held by a grant from His Majesty, all the estate and interest conferred by such grant shall, subject to all such prior charges and incumbrances as aforesaid, be vested by force of such sale in the purchaser thereof; and if any land so sold as aforesaid shall be held by a mere license to occupy, and the conditions of such license shall at the time of such sale have been duly fulfilled, in such case the purchaser of such land at any such sale as aforesaid shall acquire the same right to claim a grant thereof from the Crown, as was possessed by the proprietor thereof at the time of such sale; but if the conditions of such license shall not at the time of such sale have been duly fulfilled, in such case the right or interest acquired by the purchaser of such land at any such sale as aforesaid, shall be a right to a first license of occupation for the same term and upon the same conditions as the said original license; and in any of the said three cases, the purchaser shall be entitled to receive a written memorandum of the particulars of such sale, from and under the hand of the Auctioneer effecting the same; and such memorandum shall be duly registered in the same manner as any instrument of private transfer would by any law for the time being in force in the said Colony be required to be registered.

14. And be it further enacted that no person who shall have erected any portion of a party fence under the authority of this Act shall be entitled to recover the costs thereof in the manner hereby provided,

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Trespass (Fencing)

until such person shall have first erected his or her own moiety of such fence.

15. Provided always and be it further enacted that it shall be lawful for any mortgagee, lessee or other person claiming any estate or interest in any land charged with any such costs as are hereinbefore mentioned, to prevent the sale of any such land by payment of such costs and all interest due thereon, at any time before the day on which such sale can be lawfully had by authority of this Act; and the amount of costs and interest so paid, may be deducted, together with legal interest on such amount after the current rate by any lessee paying the same out of the rent payable by such lessee; and may be tacked by the mortgagee paying the same to his or her mortgage debt, and shall be payable, together with interest thereon after the current rate, at the same time and leviable in the same manner as such mortgage debt.

16. And be it further enacted that on complaint on oath to any Justice of the Peace by the proprietor of any town or suburban allotment or by his or her agent that he or she has required, in writing, the proprietor or tenant of any adjoining allotment to effect any repairs alleged to be necessary in the common boundary fence dividing the said respective allotments, as ought by any agreement or award or otherwise by law to be effected by such last-mentioned proprietor or tenant, and that such requisition has not been complied with for the space of fourteen days after service thereof, it shall be lawful for such Justice to summon before him the party so complained against, and to summon and examine upon oath all necessary witnesses, and to make such order respecting such repairs as to him shall seem meet; and in case the person so complaining shall, under authority of any such order, effect any such repairs, and shall require in writing the proprietor or tenant, on whose account the same shall have been so effected, to pay the costs thereof, and such last-mentioned requisition shall not be complied with within the space of fourteen days after service thereof; in such case it shall be lawful for any Justice of the Peace on complaint of the person so acting under any such order as last aforesaid to levy and raise the costs of such repairs by distress and Sale of the goods and chattels, wheresoever found, of the party not complying with such last-mentioned requisition.

17. And be it further enacted that if any fence erected or about to be erected under the authority of this Act shall appear to be endangered by any tree or trees or the erection thereof shall be obstructed by any matural impediment, and the proprietor of the land on which such tree or trees or impediment shall be situate shall refuse, after written application, to allow the same to be cut down or removed (or if the proprietor of such last-mentioned land shall be unknown or abroad without any known agent in the said Colony), it shall be lawful for any Justice of the Peace, on the application of any person interested in such fence, if it shall appear to such Justice after personal view or inspection that such fence is or might be endangered or obstructed by any tree or trees or natural impediment, to authorise in writing the cutting down or removal of such tree or trees or impediment by the party making such application as last aforesaid, and to make such order as to him shall seem meet touching the costs of such cutting down or removal; and the amount of costs awarded by any such order shall be recoverable

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Any mortgagee, lessee, &c., may prevent a sale by payment of the fencing costs

Tacked to mortgage debt

Who may compel contribution for repairs—how recovered

Justices of the Peace may authorise the removal of dangers or impediments to fences

Penalty on wilfully obstructing, &c., persons erecting or repairing fences under this Act

Arbitrators appointed under this Act may apportion, &c., and may appoint umpires

Hollors of land by license deemed proprietors

Mode of registering documents to be registered under this Act

Amount of fees
payable to Regis-
trar of Deeds
and Transfers

Right of appeal to Quarter Sessions

Trespass (Fencing)

in the same manner as the ordinary costs of party fencing are hereby made recoverable: Provided that the proprietor of the ground upon which such tree or trees or impediment shall be situate, or his or her agent, shall in all practicable cases have previous notice by summons or otherwise of any such view or inspection.

18. And be it further enacted that if any person shall, by force or otherwise, obstruct, hinder or molest any other person or persons acting under the authority of this Act in or during the erection or repairing of any fence, or the cutting down or removal of any tree or trees or impediment, every person so offending shall for every such offence, on being summarily convicted thereof by any one Justice of the Peace, forfeit and pay (besides all costs of conviction) any sum not exceeding ten pounds to the use of His Majesty, his heirs and SuCCéSSOTS.

19. And be it further enacted that any arbitrators appointed for any of the purposes of this Act, either by the mutual agreement of parties interested or by the provisions of this Act, are hereby empowered to determine the particular portion of any party fence to be kept in repair by each of the respective proprietors of the land divided by such fence; and in case any such arbitrators shall not be able to agree on their award it shall be lawful for such arbitrators to refer all matters submitted to their arbitration to the decision of an umpire, to be by them jointly appointed in writing.

20. And be it further enacted that any person holding any land within the said Colony, by or under a license to occupy, shall be deemed a proprietor within the meaning of this Act.

21. And be it further enacted that the Registrar of Deeds and Transfers shall register every such affidavit, certificate, award or determination as aforesaid required or permitted to be registered by this Act by making an entry thereof respectively in his Registry Book of Memorials, setting forth the date of filing the same respectively, the name of the person making such affidavit or certificate, and the name of the person filing any such award or determination as aforesaid; the description of the allotment therein respectively described; and the amount of costs thereby respectively sworn to, certified or awarded.

22. And be it further enacted that there shall be paid to the Registrar of Deeds and Transfers, for receiving and registering any such affidavit, award, determination or certificate as is hereinbefore required or permitted to be registered, the fee or sum of five shillings; and for receiving and entering any such memorandum of sale as aforesaid, the same fee as shall for the time being be payable for the receipt and registration of any deed of bargain and sale; and for every search for any such affidavit, award, determination, certificate or memorandum the fee or sum of two shillings and sixpence: Provided always that every certificate hereinbefore required to be registered of the cost of any street or highway fence erected by or on account of Government, in pursuance of the provisions for that purpose herein contained, shall be registered without the payment of any fee.

23. And be it further enacted that if any person shall think himself aggrieved by any judgment, order or conviction of any Justice of the Peace made under this Act such person may appeal therefrom to Trespass (Fencing) the next Court of Quarter Sessions, which Court shall hear and determine the matter of such appeal, and shall summon all necessary parties and witnesses, and shall make such order in affirmance or reversal of the judgment or conviction appealed from, and for payment of the costs of the appeal, as to such Court shall seem meet ; and shall enforce such order, if necessary, by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of any person refusing or neglecting to obey such order, or by imprisonment of such person for any time not exceeding six calendar months: Provided that notice of such appeal be given to the Justice from whose judgment, order or conviction such appeal shall be made at the time of such judgment, order or conviction being passed or made ; and that such appellant deposit with the last-mentioned Justice the sum of five pounds, to enter into a recognizance with two sureties for the purpose of securing payment of the costs of such appeal.

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An Act for adopting and applying certain Acts of Parliament passed in the first, the first and second, the second, the second and third, and the third and fourth years of the reign of His present Majesty, respectively, in the Administration of Justice in the Colony of Western Australia, in like manner as other laws of England are applied therein.

[Assented to 11th April, 1836.

HEREAS certain Acts of Parliament were passed in the first,

the first and second, the second, the second and third, and

the third and fourth years of the reign of His present Majesty, King William the Fourth, intituled respectively:—

1. An Act for making better provision for the disposal of the undisposed-of Residues of the Effects of Testators.

2. An Act for consolidating and amending the Laws for facilitating the Payment of Debts out of Real Estate.

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11 Geo. IV., and 1 Gul. IV., c. 47

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3. An Act for amending the Law respecting the Conveyances o

Transfers of Estates and Funds wested in Trustees and Mort- | A
gagees, and for enabling Courts of Equity to give effect to
their Decrees and Orders in certain Cases.

4. An Act for consolidating and amending the Laws relating to Property belonging to Infants, Fêmes-covert, Idiots, Lunatics, and Persons of unsound mind. * 5. An Act for reducing into one Act all such Forgeries as shall henceforth be punished with Death, and for otherwise amend- o ing the Laws relative to Forgery. 6. An Act to abolish certain Oaths and Affirmations taken and made in the Customs and Excise Departments of His Majesty's Revenue, and to establish Declarations in lieu thereof. * 7. An Act for consolidating and amending the Laws against offences relating to the Coin, 8. An Act for abolishing the Punishment of Death in certain Cases, and substituting a lesser punishment in lieu thereof.

9. An Act for shortening the Time of Prescription in certain
Cases. t
10. An Act for regulating the Protesting for non-Payment of Bills
of Exchange drawn payable at a Place not being the place
of Residence of the Drawee or Drawees of the same.

* 11. An Act for abolishing the Punishment of Death in certain
Cases of Forgery.
12. An Act for the Limitation of Actions and Suits relating to
Real Property, and for simplifying the Remedies for trying
the Right thereof. [Amended by 42 Vic, No. 6.]

13. An Act for the further Amendment of the Law, and the better
Advancement of Justice. [Amended by 59 Vic.., No. 18.]

* 14. An Act to repeal so much of two Acts of the seventh and
eighth years and the ninth year of King George the Fourth,
as inflicts the Punishment of Death upon persons breaking,
entering and stealing in a Dwelling-house; also for giving
power to the Judges to add to the Punishment of Transpor-
tation for Life in certain Cases of Forgery, and in certain
other cases.

15. An Act to render Freehold and Copyhold Estates Assets for
the Payment of simple and Contract Debts.

16. An Act for the amendment of the Law relating to Dower.
[But now see 57 Vic., No. 9.]

17. An Act for the amendment of the Law of Inheritance. [But
now see 57 Vic.., No. 9.]

And whereas it is expedient to adopt and apply the said recited Acts
of Parliament in the administration of justice in the Colony of
Western Australia: Be it therefore enacted by His Excellency the
Governor of Western Australia, with the advice and consent of the
Legislative Council thereof, that the said recited Acts of Parliament

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