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



1874. 24 March.Wellington District.This Deedwritten on this twenty fourth day of March in the year of our Lord 1874 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the chiefs and people of the town and environs of Wellington City whose names are hereunto subscribed and witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this Deed under the shining sun of this day parted with and for ever transferred unto TE ARO PA. (Lots 89 and 90.)Victoria Queen of England her heirs the Kings and Queens who may succeed her and her and their assigns for ever in consideration of the sum of five hundred pounds sterling (£500) to us paid by Charles Heaphy V.C. Commissioner of Native Reserves on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our land situated at Te Aro in the City of Wellington and named number eighty nine 89 and ninety 90 the boundaries whereof are set forth at the foot of this Deed and a plan of which land is annexed thereto with its trees minerals, waters, rivers, lakes, streams, and all appertaining to the said land or beneath the surface of the said land and all our right title claim and interest whatsoever thereon, to hold to Queen Victoria her heirs and assigns as a lasting possession absolutely for ever and ever. And in testimony of our consent to all the conditions of this Deed we have hereunto subscribed our names and marks. And in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England on her part to all the conditions of this Deed the name of Charles Heaphy V.C. Commissioner of Native Reserves is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the land, on the North by Buckle Street 407 links, on the East by other town sections 502 links, on the South by section 88, 407 links and on the West by Taranaki Street, 502 links, the said land containing (2) two acres more or less.

Wi Tako Ngatata.
Wi Hapi Pakau.
Te Teira Whatakore x his mark.
Henere Pumipi.
Waaka Hautipu.
Hori Ngapaka x his mark.
Taare Tahua x his mark.
Tiaki te Wera.
Peneamene Iwinara.
Hone te Rutu.
Rapana te Ohiro x his mark.
Ihaka te Rou x his mark.
Hori Pipi.
Arapera Rongoaaroa x her mark
Pehira te Aokatere x his mark.
Ema Pehamu Te Wera x her mark.
Miriama Teira x her mark.
Ihaia Ngamate.
H. Pitt Porutu.
Tipene Te Raro.
Metiria te Ohiro x her mark.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

H. W. Bishop,

Custodian Native Hostelry, Wellington.