Te Aro Pa, Lots16 and17, Wellington District.
made this thirteenth day of May one thousand eight
hundred and seventy 1874. 13 May.Wellington District.
four between Tare Tahua of Wellington in the Province of Wellington and
Colony of New Zealand an aboriginal Native herein called the vendor of the one
part and William Te Aro Pa. (Lots 16 and 17.)
Fitzherbert of Wellington aforesaid Esquire as Superintendent of the said
Province of Wellington and herein called the Superintendent of the other part.
Whereas by Grant from the Crown to the said Tare Tahua bearing date the twenty
second day of November one thousand eight hundred and sixty six Registered at
Wellington Number 6793 the hereditaments and premises hereinafter described and
intended to be hereby conveyed were granted to the said Tare Tahua his heirs and
assigns and there was in the said Grant contained a proviso that the said
hereditaments and premises should be inalienable by sale or by lease for a
longer period than twenty one years from the making of any such lease or by
mortgage except with the assent of the Governor in Council previously obtained
to every such sale lease or mortgage, And whereas the assent of the Governor in
Council has been obtained to the sale hereinafter contained as appears by the
memorandum in the margin thereof, Now this Deed witnesseth that in consideration
of one hundred and thirty pounds paid by the Superintendent to the Vendor the
receipt whereof Receipt for £130.
is hereby acknowledged he the vendor doth hereby convey and assure to the
Superintendent and his successors, All that piece or parcel of land containing
by admeasurement twenty five perches more or less situate at Wellington
aforesaid being lots numbered sixteen and seventeen on the plan of the Te Aro Pa
Reserve in the City of Wellington aforesaid, bounded on the North by a line one
hundred and one links and Boundaries. [25 perches.]
the half of another link on the East by Lot numbered Eighteen on the plan
of the said Reserve one hundred and forty seven links, on the South by a Public
way one hundred and nine links, and on the West by Lot numbered fifteen on the
said plan one hundred and fifty three links, be the same several measurements
and each and every of them a little more or less which piece or parcel of land
is delineated on the plan drawn hereon and bordered red, Together with all
messuages and buildings thereon and all rights ways easements and appurtenances
thereto belonging, To hold the hereditaments and premises hereby conveyed unto
the Superintendent his successors and assigns for ever for the public uses of
the said Province, Provided always that the covenants for title to be herein
implied shall extend to and be taken as against the Acts Deeds and defaults of
the vendor and of all persons claiming and to claim through under or in trust
for him and page 126
no further or
otherwise, In Witness whereof the said parties hereto have hereunto set their
Tare Tahua x his mark.
Witness to mark— Eb. Baker
Signed by the said Tare Tahua in the presence of us—
H. Halse, J.P., Wwllington.
>Maori précis. He whakaaetanga hoko tenei no te tekau ma toru o Mei 1874. Na Tare Tahua
o Te Aro Pa Weringitana ki a Te Pitahapeti o Werengitana Hupiritene o te
kotinga ki Werengitana. Ko te ahua o te whenua kei te mapi e mau i roto nei
tona tikanga. Ko te utu o taua whenua kotahi rau e toru tekau pauna.
Eb. Baker, Interpreter.
1874. 30 March.Governor's consent. In pursuance and exercise of the power and authority vested in me, I,
the Right Honorable Sir James Fergusson, Baronet, the Governor of the Colony
of New Zealand, do hereby consent that the land and hereditaments within
described and proposed to be conveyed may be conveyed by the within named Tare
Tahua to the within named William
Fitzherbert as Superintendent of the Province of Wellington.
Given under my hand at Auckland this thirtieth day of March, one
thousand eight hundred and seventy four.
Memorandum.—That I the undersigned have satisfied myself that the within
Tare Tahua, by whom the foregoing instrument is signed, fully understood its
purport before signature.
James Booth, R.M.
Receipt for duties paid. Memo.—Receipt signed by W. Best dated 13th July 1874 for £13 . 0 . 0.
duty paid in respect of the transaction referrred to in this instrument
delivered to me the 13th July 1874.
Thos. H. Smith,
I, Charles Heaphy, the
Trust Commissioner under "The Native Lands Frauds Prevention Act,
[unclear: 1]870," for the District of Wellington, do hereby certify
that I have, with respect to the within-written instrument and the alienation
thereby witnessed, made the inquiries directed by the said Act, and do certify
that I am satisfied with the result of such inquiries. Dated this 9th day of