Turanganui Block No. 2 (Gisborne), Poverty Bay District.
This Deed made this Ninth day of August in the Year of Our Lord One thousand
eight 1869. 9 August.
Poverty Bay District.
hundred and sixty nine between Our Sovereign Lady The Queen of the one
part and Riparata Kahutia Kateraina Kahutia Raharuhi Rukupo Mokena Pakuta Hori
Karaka Renata Ngarangi Eparaima te Kura Pita Ngungu Rota Kaipara Hirini te Kani
Rutene Turanganui No. 2
(or Gisborne). Kiwata Kingi Hori Tamihana Ruatapu Henare Ruru William
Halbert commonly called Wiremu Pere Hoera Kapuaroa Kate Wyllie commonly called
Keita Waere and Paora Parau Aboriginal Natives of New Zealand of the Tribes
called "Te Aitanga a Mahaki" and "Rongowhakaata" resident at Turanganui in the
Province of Auckland and hereinafter styled "The Claimants" of the other part
Witnesseth Whereas Her said Majesty Queen Victoria hath covenanted to Purchase a
certain parcel of land hereinafter more particularly described and situated at
Turanganui aforesaid and to pay for the same to the said Riparata Kahutia
and others the Claimants the sum of
Two Thousand Pounds Good and Lawful Money in the Instalments and at the Times
hereinafter specified And the said Riparata Kahutia
and others the Claimants have covenanted to make good
valid and effectual Conveyance and Assurance of the same to Her said Majesty Now
therefore in consideration of the said sum of Two Thousand Pounds by or on
behalf of Our said Lady the Queen well and duly paid or to be paid and whereof
the first Instalment amounting to Five Hundred Pounds hath been already paid and
the receipt whereof from the receipt for £500.
hands of William Smith Atkinson Resident Magistrate at Turanganui before
these Presents were signed is hereby acknowledged the said Riparata Kahutia
and others the Claimants for
themselves and for the Heirs and Assigns of them and every of them Do hereby
Convey and Assure unto Her said Majesty All that piece or parcel of Land situate
at Turanganui in the County of Stafford in the Province of Auckland and Colony
of New Zealand aforementioned and containing by Admeasurement Seven hundred and
forty one Acres two Roods and three Perches be the same more or less Bounded
towards Boundaries. [741 acres.]
the North and North East by the Taruheru River from a certain marked
Willow Tree on the south bank thereof to its confluence with the Waimata River a
distance of One hundred and Sixty Six Chains or thereabouts Towards the East by
the Waimata River and by Land situate at the confluence of the said Rivers the
property of George Edward Read One hundred and fifteen links four hundred and
twenty six links and five hundred and five links and by Land situate at the
confluence of a stream called "Wai o Potango" with the said Waimata River the
property of John Williams Harris three hundred and fifty seven links two hundred
and seventy four links and three hundred and ninety two links Towards the South
by the said stream and by Native Lands Two thousand two hundred and thirty three
links Two thousand three hundred and nine links Four thousand three hundred
links One thousand six hundred and seventy two links Two thousand seven hundred
and two links and One thousand nine hundred and twenty five links to a Survey
peg at the place called "Taumata o Ruku " and Towards the West by Land page 700
called Matawhero Eight thousand
eight hundred and sixty nine links to the Willow Tree first above mentioned as
the same is more particularly set forth and delineated on the Plan hereunto
annexed and thereon colored Red Together with all and every the Rights Easements
and Appurtenances thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining and all and
singular the Estate Right Title and Interest of them the said Riparata Kahutia
and others the
Claimants therein and thereto and Do further Covenant and bind themselves and
all and every of them and all and every their Heirs and Assigns to Assure unto
Her said Majesty a good valid and effectual Title for Herself Her Heirs
Successors and Assigns against all comers and claimants whatsoever be the same
of the Aboriginal Race or any other With Liberty to Her said Majesty at any time
and all times by Her self or Her servants or by Her Assigns and their servants
or deputies or any of them to Enter upon Take possession of Use and Occupy the
aforesaid Land or any portion thereof And Her said Majesty of Her part Doth
Covenant and Agree to pay to the said Riparata Kahutia
and others the Claimants in addition to the said sum
of Five hundred Pounds the receipt whereof is hereinbefore acknowledged the
further sums following that is to say Out of the proceeds of the first sale of
Land surveyed and disposed of or to be surveyed and disposed of by or on behalf
of Her said Majesty as Town Lands within the boundaries of the Land hereinbefore
described the further sum of Five Further instalments due, £500 and £1,000.
Hundred Pounds and at the expiration of the full term of Twelve Calendar
Months from the date of these Presents the further Sum of One Thousand Pounds
the same being the completion and last Instalment of the full sum of Two
thousand Pounds hereinbefore expressed and in full satisfaction and acquittance
of All Claims and Demands whatsoever in respect of the Land hereby conveyed.
In testimony whereof the said Claimants to wit the said Riparata Kahutia
Kateraina Kahutia Raharuhi Rukupo Mokena Pakura Hori Karaka Renata Ngarangi
Eparaima te Kura Pita Ngunga Rota Waipora Hirini te Kani Rutene Kiwara Kingi
Hori Tamihana Ruatapu Henare Ruru William Halbert commonly called Wiremu Pere
Hoera Kapuaroa Kate Wyllie commonly called Keita Waere and Paora Parau have
hereunto set their names the day and year herein first above written.
Hirini te Kani.
Kingi Hori x his mark.
Wipere o Halbert.
Eperaima te Kura.
Pita Ngungu x his
Rota Waipara x his mark.
Keita Waere Wyllie.
Signed by the said Riparata Kahutia Kateraina Kahutia Raharuhi Rukupo
Hori Karaka Renata Ngarangi Eparaima te Kura Pita Ngungu Rota Waipara Hirini
te Kani Rutene Kiwara Kingi Hori Tamihana Ruatapu Henare Ruru William Halbert
commonly called Wiremu Pere Hoera Kapuaroa Kate Wyllie commonly called Keita
Waere and Paora Parau in the presence of—
J. W. Preece,
Licensed Interpreter, Auckland.
Aboriginal Native, Turanga.