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.
Tihirua x his mark.
Kapua x his mark.
Tuterahakina x his
Pua Raurenga x her mark.
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.