1874. 12 March.Know all men
by these presents this Deed made the twelfth day
of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy four
Witnesseth that we thePatea District.
Maoris chiefs and others of the Ahitahi tribe whose names are written
hereby consen to sell hand over and finally give up to Victoria Queen of
England herBoundaries. [7,000 acres.]
heirs and successors all that block of land called Waipuku the
boundaries of which are as follows, Commencing at the River Mangamawhete by the
side of the main road now being made continuing by the side of that road till it
gets to the River Waipuku turning here to the South West it follows up the
windings of that River to its source thence in a straight line to Panitahi to
Tahunaatutawa where it joins the boundary line of the Moa block lately sold to
the Government turning here and going back to the North it continues on that
line Whakangerengere to Mangamawhete following the course of the Mangamawhete in
its windings till it gets to the road where it commenced. The plan of the said
block of land is drawn on the margin of this Deed. The purchase money for the
said land as fixed by Mr. Parris and agreed to by us is eight hundred and
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five pound (£875) which
sum we have this day received from Mr. Parris. The money that we have this day
received is the final payment for this land. In token that we consent to the
conditions of this Deed as written we subscribe our names.Receipt for £875.
Kararaina Whakarauika x her
Taniwha x his mark.
Hone Kotuku x his mark.
Kotaha Heke x his mark.
Rangipuri x his mark.
Kaaki x her mark.
Piiti x her mark.
Hinewhare x her mark.
Kumenga x his mark.
Miriama Tawhiri x
Tukapo x his mark.
Rangiina x her mark.
Tuteha x her mark.
Rewi te Kaho x his
Te Urumate x his mark.
Rangitautahi x his mark.
Fred. A. Carrington, Superintendent, Taranaki.
T. King, J.P., New
J. Stephenson Smith, Commr. Crown Lands.
C. W. Hursthouse, Surveyor, New
Hone Pihama, Assessor.
I, the undersigned, hereby certify that the forgoing is a correct
English translation of the Deed to which it is attached.
Civil Commissioner, New Plymouth.
Tuesday, 25th August, 1874.
Received for Registration at one o'clock p.m.Registration.
A. S. Douglas,
Registrar of Deeds.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation, Declaration, and