Guildford Old Cemetery (Lands Revestment) Act 1949
An Act relating to the Old Cemetery at Guildford.
[Assented to 24th September, 1949.]
Whereas Sir James Stirling, a former Governor of this State, now deceased, is shown in the Enrolment Numbers 1 and 83 in the Registry of Deeds as the owner of an estate in fee simple in all that portion of land being part of Swan Location 16 bounded by lines starting from the junction of Terrace Road and Great Eastern Highway and extending Westerly along the Northern side of the former to the Southernmost South-Eastern corner of Lot 71 (Land Titles Office Diagram 3191); thence Northerly two chains and five-tenths links along an Eastern boundary of the said lot; thence Easterly five chains six and three-tenths links along Southern boundaries of the said lot and of Lot 72 (Land Titles Office Diagram 3390) to the North-Western side of Great Eastern Highway aforesaid; and thence South-Westerly along the latter to the starting point of an area of three roods and one and six-tenths perches; and whereas on the twenty-second day of November, one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight the Bishop of Adelaide consecrated a church then existing on the land and the land as a churchyard, verily believing that the land had been assigned and transferred by or with the authority of Sir James Stirling to the Colonial Church Society, whose successors are the Perth Diocesan Trustees of the Church of England in Western Australia; and whereas no memorial of such assignment and transfer has been placed on record in the Registry of Deeds in Perth; and whereas the land was for many years used as a site for a church and a burial ground, but has fallen into a state of disrepair and neglect; and whereas a portion of the said land is required by the Crown for the purpose of road widening; and whereas the Perth Diocesan Trustees are desirous of having the balance of the land vested in them in order that they may be lawfully entitled and enabled to upkeep the said lands and preserve the monuments thereon:
Now, therefore, be it enacted by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: ¾