Albany Lot 184 (Validation of Title) Act 1956
An Act to validate the sale for non-payment of rates of Albany Lot 184 by the Municipality of Albany to Robert Muir as evidenced by certificate of sale dated 28 January 1874 registered in the Office of the Registrar of Deeds in Book VII. No. 1376, and to remove any doubts as to the nature or interest purchased by the said Robert Muir in that lot at the sale.
Whereas from the records of the Department of Lands it appears that the land known as Albany Lot 184 was purchased from the Crown by one A. B. Bain on 15 November 1854; and whereas a certificate dated 28 January 1874 of the sale of that lot for non-payment of rates purporting to be under and by virtue of the provisions of The Municipal Institutions' Act 1871, as then in force, was given to one Robert Muir by Sir Thomas Cockburn Campbell, then Chairman for the time being of the Municipality of Albany; and whereas that certificate was registered in the Office of the Registrar of Deeds in Book VII., No. 1376, in accordance with the provisions as then in force of section 54 of that Act; and whereas that lot has, since the sale referred to, been continuously used, possessed and held as of an estate in fee simple by the said Robert Muir and his successors in title; and whereas, there being no record of a Crown grant having been issued in respect of the lot, some doubt exists as to the validity of the sale by the Municipality of Albany and as to the nature of the estate or interest which was purchased by Robert Muir in that lot at the sale; and whereas the successors in title of Robert Muir are desirous of perfecting their title thereto: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: ¾