Eight hundred and thirty six (836) acres - more or less of light bush in the Weber Survey District for Messrs. W & J.K. Bogle.
The underscrubbing includes all trees, saplings, supplejacks, vines, and creepers of every description up to 9 inches in thickness, which is to be felled six inches from the ground and the underscrubbing is to be kept not less than 7 chains in advance of the falling so as to allow the owners or inspector free access to the face of the work at all times.
All timber up to 9 inches in diameter to be felled not more than 18 inches from the ground; and above that diameter to be felled 2ft. 6in. from the ground. All Rimu, Totara, White-pine, Matai, & Rata timber to be left standing, all other timber to be felled & cut free from the stump.
Time and Penalty
Falling to be completed by the 1st Dec. 1889. Should the work remain incomplete after the said 1st Dec. 1889 the contractor shall forfeit & pay the sum of Five pounds (£5) per week during such time as the work shall remain unfinished.
Payments to be made monthly up to 75% of the work finished - which estimate of work shall be made by ?? Bogle or their Appointee whose decision shall be final.
The tender for the whole Block to be accompanied by a deposit of £20 and tenders for each of the 200 acre Blocks shall be accompanied by a £5 deposit - which shall be returned should tender not be accepted.
Tenderer for the whole Block shall also name two approved sureties who will enter with them into a Bond for (£75) seventy five pounds to ensure the due performance of the contract. Tenders will close with Mr. William Bogle in Napier on 10th July.
The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.
|William Bogle for |
Memo. of Agreement made this 13th Day of July 1889 between William & James Kennedy Bogle of Napier of the one part and David Johnstone of Dannevirke of the other part.
NOTE: (Sept 2003). The above contract was on Section 3 , Block XV, and Section 4 Block XVI in the Weber Survey District. I assume this was very light bush, as Johnstone only had four and a half months in which to complete the job.