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

Te Wear Block, Waitara District

page 54

Te Wear Block, Waitara District.

1874. 1 September.Waitera District.This Deed made the first day of September 1874 Between Her Majesty Queen Victoria,Te Wera. on the one part and Te Rangihekeiho, Mangu, Waero, Mai Rangi, Tihirua, Tuanini, Kapua, Tuata, Rangi, Uruteangina, Kau, Tuterahakina, Pua Raureng, and Roka Freeman of Taranaki 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 and eighty seven pounds (£787 . 0 . 0) by Her Majesty paid to the vendors onReceipt for £787. the execution hereof (and the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) the vendors do and each of them doth hereby surrender convey and assure unto Her said Majesty all that block or parcel of land containing six thousand three hundred and twenty (6320) acres or thereabouts known or called Te Wera 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 excepting Fifty (50) acres at Mangaoapa. 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.

Te Rangihekeiho x his mark.
Mangu x his mark.
Mai Rangi.
Tihirua x his mark.
Kapua x his mark.
Tuterahakina x his mark.
Pua Raurenga x her mark.
Roka Freeman.

Signed by the said vendors after the contents had been read over and explained to them by Wellington Carrington an Interpreter under the Native Lands Act 1873 (they appearing clearly to understand the same) in the presence of—

R. Parris, Civil Commissioner.
H. Luskin Skeet, Surveyor.