Omataroa Block, Hokianga District.
1875. 24 April.Hokianga District.This Deed made the Twenty-fourth day of April 1875, between
Her Majesty Queen Omataroa. Victoria on the one part, and Hamiora Hau of Hokianga, Aboriginal
Natives of the Colony of New Zealand, (hereinafter called "the Vendors,") of the
other part, witnesseth, that in consideration of the sum of Two hundred and
seven pounds ten shillings Receipt for £207 . 10. (£207 " 10), by Her Majesty paid to the Vendors on the execution hereof
(and the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged), the Vendors do, and each of
them doth, hereby surrender, convey, and assure Her said Majesty, all that block
or parcel of land containing Three thousand three hundred and twenty acres or
thereabouts known or called Omataroa, as the same is more particularly described
in the Schedule hereto, and delineated on the plan drawn on this Deed and
coloured red; together with all rights and appurtenances thereto belonging or
To hold the said land and premises with the appurtenances unto Her said
Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, for ever.
In witness whereof the Vendors have hereunto set their hands the day and year
first above written.
Signed by the said Hamiora Hau after the contents had been explained to
him by an Interpreter of the Courts he appearing to clearly understand the
meaning of the same.
In the presence of
Resident Magistrate, Hokianga.
Interpreter under Native Land Act, 1873.