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

Deeds—No. 59. Patea, Section No. 81, Patea District

Deeds—No. 59. Patea, Section No. 81, Patea District.

This Deed made the thirtieth day of October one thousand eight hundred and seventy1873. 30 October.Patea District. three Between Her Majesty Queen Victoria of the one part and Wiki te Kurukaanga of Wanganui an aboriginal Native of New Zealand of the other part. Whereas onePatea Terangi Whakararua was entitled by virtue of his services in the Native Contingent to(Section No. 81). Grant in fee from the Crown of the piece of land hereinafter described and intended to be hereby conveyed, And whereas the said Terangi Whakararua died on or about the month of January one thousand eight hundred and sixty sir without having made in any way disposal of the said land leaving the said Wiki Te Kurukaanga his heir at law and whereas the said Wiki te Kurukaanga has contracted and agreed with her said Majesty for the absolute sale to her said Majesty of the 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 Wiki Te Kurukaanga (the receiptReceipt for £50. whereof is hereby acknowledged) He the said Wiki Te Kurukaanga doth hereby convey and assure unto her said Majesty her successors and assigns All that piece or parcel of land situate in the Patea Distriet in the Province of Taranaki containing Fifty one acres more or less and being the section number eighty one on the plan of the said District and Bounded towards the North in part by Wirihana road and in part byBoundaries. [51 acres.] section number seventy one, one thousand four hundred and forty links, Towards the East by section Number eighty one three thousand seven hundred and sixty links, towards the South by the Waingaangoro River, 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. In Witness whereof the said parties hereto have set their names.

Wiki Te Kurukanga x her mark.

Witness to mark—Richd. W. Woon.

Signed by the said Wiki Kurukaanga by making her mark in the presence of—

C. A. Wray, J.P., Patea.
Richd. W. Woon, Resident Magistrate, Whanganui.