Huiroa No. 2 Block (Wellington Claims), Waitara District.
1874. 20 November.Waitara District.This Deed made the twentieth day of November 1874 Between Her
Majesty Queen Victoria on the one part and Henere Pumipi, Titokowaru, Eruera te
Kao, Ratimira,Huiroa No. 2. Teretiu Paora, Pitama te Iwikau, Ema Tahunatapu, Apikaira Taotao, Kurahere
and Ngapera 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 five hundred pounds (£500) by Her Majesty paid to the
Vendors on the execution hereofReceipt for £500, Wellington claims. (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 twenty five thousand three hundred acres or
thereabouts known or called Huiroa 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.
Titokowaru x his mark.
Eruera te Kao x his
Ratimira x his mark.
Ema Tahunatapu x his
Apikaira Taotao x her mark.
Kurahere x her mark.
Teretiu Paora x his mark.
Paora Teretiu x his mark.
Signed by the said Henere Pumipi and by Titokowaru Eruera te Kao, Ratimira
by making their marks by Pitama Iwikau and by Ema Tahunatapu, Apikaira Taotao,
Kurahere, Ngapera Teretiu Paora, and Paora Teretiu in the presence of—
T. E. Young, Interpreter.
Wi Tako Ngatata.
J. B. Keast, Clerk,