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
x his mark.
Taare Tahua x his mark.
Tiaki te Wera.
Hone te Rutu.
Rapana te Ohiro x his mark.
Ihaka te Rou
x his mark.
Arapera Rongoaaroa x her mark
Aokatere x his mark.
Ema Pehamu Te Wera x her mark.
Miriama Teira x
H. Pitt Porutu.
Tipene Te Raro.
Metiria te Ohiro x her mark.
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
H. W. Bishop,