Deeds—No. 34. Part Rural Section No. 97, Waitara West
This Deed made the eleventh day of December, in the year of our
Lord one thousand1873. 11 December.Waitara West District. eight hundred and seventy three Between Wi Putu of Picton in the Province of
Marlborough in the Colony of New Zealand aboriginal native, Wiremu Petuha of Okato
in the Province of Taranaki and Colony aforesaid aboriginal native Mere Ngawai
andPt. Rural Section No. 97. Ria Petuha both of the Waiongona in the Province of Taranaki aforesaid
aboriginal Natives of the one part and Her Majesty the Queen of the other part
Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of Ten pounds ten shillings paid by the
Minister of Public Works, to the said Wi Putu Wiremu Petuha, MereReceipt for £10 10s. Ngawai, and Ria Petuha (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) they the
said Wi Putu, Wiremu Petuha, Mere Ngawai and Ria Petuha do and each of them doth
hereby convey and assure unto Her Majesty the Queen her heirs and successors and
assigns All that piece or parcel of land situate in the Waitara West District in the
Province of Taranaki aforesaid being part of rural section numbered 97 and
containing by admeasurement one acre one rood and nine perches (more or less)
bounded towards the. East partly by Lepper road one hundredBoundaries, [1a. 1r. 9p.] and sixty links and partly by other part of the said section numbered 97
twenty five links, towards the West partly by a road one hundred and ten links and
partly by other part of said section numbered 97 twenty five links and twenty five
links towards the North by other part of said section numbered 97 and a piece of
land called Sentry Hill six hundred and thirty links seventy five links and four
hundred and forty links and towards the South by other part of said section numbered
97 five hundred and eighty links and five hundred links as the same is delineated on
the plan drawn on the margin hereof and colored pink, Together with all ways rights
and appurtenances thereto belonging and all such estate right title and interest in
and to the same as they the said Wi Putu, Wiremu Petuha Mere Ngawai, and Ria Petuha
are or shall become seized or possessed of or are by the Immigration and Public
Works Act 1870 or the Immigration and Public Works Act Amendment Act 1871 empowered
to convey or otherwise assure, To Hold the said land and premises unto Her Majesty
the Queen her heirs and successors and assigns for ever. In Witness whereof the said
parties to these presents have hereunto subscribed their names the day and year
first above written.
Wiremu Petuha x his mark.
Mere Ngawai x her mark.
Ria Petuha x her mark.
Signed by the said Wiremu Petuha Mere
Ngawai and Ria Petuha the same
previously read over and interpreted to
them in the presence of—
R. Parris, Civil Commissioner.
Signed by the said Wi Putu (the same having
been previously read over
to him) in the presence of—
H. W. Harris, Schoolmaster, Picton.
A True Copy of Original Deed.
H. Hanson Turton.
September 1st, 1875.