Manganui Block (Wellington Claims), Waitara District.
1874. 20 November.Waitara District.This Deed
made the twentieth day of November 1874 between Her
Victoria on the one part and Enoka Hohepa, Tare Ruka Hohepa of Wellington
and Hone te Keha of Nelson and Raima Hohepa, Ripeka Mahuki and Horina te One of
Wellington aboriginal Natives of the Colony of New Zealand (hereinafter called the
Vendors) of the one part witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of Five
hundred pounds (£500) by Her Majesty paid to the Vendors on the execution hereof
(and theReceipt for £500, Wellington claims.
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 eleven thousand two hundred acres or thereabouts known
or called Manganui 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 page 57
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
Tare Ruka Hohepa.
Hone te Keha.
Raima x her mark.
Ripeka Mahuki x her mark.
Horina te One x her mark.
Signed by the said Enoka Hohepa Tare Ruka Hohepa, and Hone te Keha and by
Raima, Ripeka Mahuki and Horina te One by making their marks in the presence of—
T. E. Young, Interpreter.
Wi Tako Ngatata.
J. B. Keast, Clerk