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


We the undersigned aboriginal owners of the land at Orongorongo Port NicholsonReceipt for £4 . 3 . 4 paid to each claimant. District as hereinafter described do each acknowledge to have received this eighth (8th) day of November 1873 at Wellington from the Honble. the Native Minister by the hands of Charles Heaphy Esq. V.C. the sum of £4 . 3 . 4 four pounds three shillings and four pence being the amount in full of our respective shares of the sum of One hundred pounds (£100) which we individually and collectively have agreed upon as the full amount of payment or compensation to be given to us on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Victoria for the cession of all our right title and interest in and to the Sections Numbers 1 one. 2 two, 3 three, 4 four and 5 five in the Orongorongo block and at Orongorongo containing in all (594a.)five hundred and ninety four acres more or less as the same is more particularly drawn and described in the plan in the margin hereof and there colored red. And in satisfaction of all claims and demands whatsoever in and to the said land And we for ourselves our heirsFuture liability of claimants. and successors do each agree and promise to execute a proper and complete conveyance to Her Majesty Queen Victoria or her successors for the said land whenever we may be called upon by the Governor of New Zealand or any one acting in his behalf so to do. And we each for ourselves our heirs and successors do declare and promise that if at any time hereafter any person or persons should make good or prove any claim to the said land or any part of it as in addition to or against our interests and claims now sold to Her Majesty the Queen we will pay to such person or persons the full amount of any compensation or money consideration whatsoever that may by any Court of Law be adjudged as equivalent to such person or persons share or shares in such lands. In Witness to the above we do hereby sign our names or make our marks respectively.

Te Ropiha Moturoa x his mark.
Te Wiremu Otaki.
Wi Hapi Pakau.
Ihaia Ngamate.
Hare Parata.
Tipene te Raro.
Paratene te Autoroa.
Mohi Puketapu.
Karena te Hau.
Ihaia te Wiu.
Heremaia te Awhi.
Wi Tipene.
Maraea te Ngana.
Mere Anoru.
Raima Hohepa.
Ani Moari.
Ripeka Kaiwaraki.
Ani Parata.
Hera Piko.
Mere Parata.
Atana Henare.
Hana Parata.
Pitama Tahurangi.

Signed or marked this 8th day of November 1873 at Wellington Port Nicholson in the presence of us—

Wi Tako Ngatata.
Manihera te Ngatoro.
Henere te Puni.
T. E. Young Certificated Interpreter, Wellington.
John L. M. Carey, Clerk, Wellington.