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Maori Deeds of Land Purchases in the North Island of New Zealand: Volume Two

Patea, Section No. 43, Patea Dlstrict

Patea, Section No. 43, Patea Dlstrict.

1873. 30 October.Patea District.This Deed made the thirtieth day of October one thousand eight hundred and seventy three Between Her Majesty Queen Victoria of the one part and Waterauhi Koitu andPatea Itera te To both of the Wanganui District in the Province of Wellington aboriginal(Section No 43). Natives of New Zealand of the other part. Whereas one Wi Pekapeka Tamaiawhi was entitled by virtue of his services as a private in the Native Contingent to a Grant from the Crown in fee of the piece or parcel of land hereinafter described and intended to be hereby conveyed, and whereas the said Wi Pekapeka Tamaiawhi died on or about the 28th day of January one thousand eight hundred and sixty six without having made any disposal of the land leaving the saidReceipt for £50. Waterauhi Koitu and Itera Te To his legal representatives And whereas the said Waterauhi Koitu and Itera Te To have contracted and agreed with her said Majesty for the absolute sale to her said Majesty of the said piece or parcel of land for the price or sum of Fifty pounds. Now this Deed witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of Fifty pounds paid by her said Majesty to the said Waterauhi Koitu and Itera Te To the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged they the said Waterauhi Koitu and Itera Te To do hereby convey and assure unto her said Majesty her successors or assigns All that piece or parcel of land situate in the Patea District in the Province of Taranaki containing Fifty acres one rood and twenty one perches more or less and being the section number Forty three on the plan of the saidBoundaries. [50a. 1r. 21p.] District and Bounded towards the North by section number Thirty four, one thousand three hundred and eighty four links, towards the East by section number Forty four Three thousand six hundred and forty three links towards the South by the Whenuku road one thousand three hundred and eighty four links and towards the West by section number Forty two three thousand six hundred and thirty eight links as the same is more particularly delineated in the plan drawn hereon and thereon colored red with all the rights easements and appurtenances thereunto belonging To hold unto her said Majesty her successors and assigns for ever. In witness whereof the said parties hereto have hereunto set their hands the day and year above written.

Waterauhi Koitu x his mark.
Itera Te To x his mark.

Signed by the said Waterauhi Koitu and Itera Te To by making their marks in the presence of—

James Booth, R.M.,
C. A. Wray, J.P., Patea.

Witness to marks—

James Booth.