1874. 28 February.Ngatimaru District.Know all men by these presents this Deed made the twenty
eighth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
seventy four, Witnesseth that we, Maoris, people of Ngatimaru tribe whose names
are written underneath do hereby consent to sell hand over and finally give up
to Victoria Queen of England her heirs and successorsPukemahoe. all that block of land called Pukemahoe, the boundaries of which are as
follows. CommencingBoundaries, [1,000 acres.] at the mouth of the Mangapureo stream where it joins the Waitara River
then up a ridge on the top of which it continues on to Ratawaero to Kaimiko
following the boundary of the Waitara Taramouku block, lately sold to the
Government till it gets to the Kairoa stream turning here to the East it follows
that stream till it falls into the River Waitara and following the course of the
Waitara in its windings till it gets to Mangapureo where it commenced. The
graveyard one (1) acre at Pohohitoa is reserved. The plan of the said block of
land is drawn in the margin of this Deed. The purchase money for the said block
of land as fixed by Mr. Parris and agreed to by us is oneReceipt for £125. hundred and twenty five pounds (£125) which sum we have this day
received from Mr. Parris. The money which we have this day received from Mr.
Parris is the final payment for this land. In token that we consent to the
conditions of this Deed as written we subscribe our names.
(Sd.) Tihirua x his mark.
" Maihi Rangi.
" Putaka x his mark.
(Sd.) Ngahuinga x her mark.
" Ko te Ruakiaotea.
(Sd.) Fred. A. Carrington, Superintendent, Taranaki.
Smith, Commr. Crown Lands.
W. Carrington, J.P.
I, the undersigned, hereby certify that the foregoing is a correct
English translation of the Deed to which it is attached.
Civil Commissioner, New Plymouth.
Registration. Tuesday, 25th August, 1874. Received for
Registration at one o'clock p.m.
A. S. Douglas,
Registrar of Deeds.
A True Copy of Original Deed, Translation, and Endorsement.
H. Hanson Turton.
September 7th, 1875.