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

Waipuku-Patea No. 2 Block, Patea District

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Waipuku-Patea No. 2 Block, Patea District.

1874. 20 November.Patea District.This Deedmade the Twentieth day of November 1874 Between Her Majesty QueenWaipuku-Patea No 2. Victoria on the one part and Merenako of Nelson and Nakora te Manukarioi, Karipa Tawake, Tare Tahua, Ani Tiria Bishop, Ihikiera te Waikapoariki and Arihia Hare Parata of Wellington aboriginal Natives of the Colony of New Zealand (hereinafter called the vendors) of the other part witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of seven hundred pounds (£700) by Her Majesty paid to the Vendors on the execution hereof (and the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) the Vendors do and each ofReceipt for £700, Wellington claims. them doth hereby surrender convey and assure unto Her said Majesty all that block or parcel of land containing Twenty thousand seven hundred acres or thereabouts known or called Waipuku-Patea as the same is more particularly described in the schedule hereto and delineated on the plan drawn on this Deed and colored red, Together with all rights and appurtenances thereto belonging or appertaining, 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.

Merenako x her mark. Nakora te Manukarioi x his mark. Karipa Tawake. Tare Tahua x his mark. Ani Tiria Pihopa. Ihikiera te Waikapoariki x his mark. Arihia Hare Parata.

Signed by the said Merenako by making her mark by Nakora te Manukarioi by making his mark by Karipa Tawake by Tare Tahua by making his mark by Ani Tiria Bishop by Ihikiera te Waikapoariki by making his mark and by Arihia Hare Parata the words "of Nelson and" Between "Merenako" and "Nakora" having first been inserted in the presence of— T. E. Young, Interpreter. Wi Tako Ngatata. J B. Keast, Clerk Nat. Office.