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

Huiroa No. 2 Block (Wellington Claims), Waitara District

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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.

Henere Pumipi.
Titokowaru x his mark.
Eruera te Kao x his mark.
Ratimira x his mark.
Pitama Iwikau.
Ema Tahunatapu x his mark.
Apikaira Taotao x her mark.
Kurahere x her mark.
Ngapera 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, Nat. Office.