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

Pukehou No. 3 Block, Otaki District

Pukehou No. 3 Block, Otaki District. 1875.
4 February.

This Deedmade the fourth day of February 1875, between Her Majesty QueenOtaki District.Victoria on the one part and Aterea te Waha, Te Raiti Tonihi, Akapita te Ture, Hoani te Matepu, Heremaia Ngato, Ngarati te Tewe, Hohepini Parakipane, Naihi Pekeia, Pukehou No. 3. Tame Tima h.c. and Pene te Hapupu of Otaki Aboriginal Natives of the Colony of New Zealand (hereinafter called the Vendors) of the other part, witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of Two hundred pounds (£200) by Her Majesty paid to the Vendors on the execution hereof (and the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) the Vendors Receipt for £200. do, and each of them doth hereby surrender, convey and assure unto Her said Majesty, all that block or parcel of land containing sixteen hundred and eighty five acres or thereabouts known or called Pukehou No. 3, as the same is more particularly described in the Schedule hereto, and delineated on the Plan drawn on this Deed and coloured red; together with all rights and appurtenances thereto belonging or appertaining:

To hold the said land and appurtenances unto Her said Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, for ever.

In witness whereof the Vendors have hereunto set their hands the day and year first above written.

Aterea te Waha.
Hohepini Parakipane x her mark.
Te Raiti Tonihi x his mark.
Akapita te Tewe.
Naihi Pekeia.
Hoani te Matepu x his mark.
Tame Tima, h.c.
Heremaia Ngato x his mark.
Pene te Hapupu.
Ngarata te Ture x his mark.

Signed by the said Aterea te Waha, Naihi Pekeia, Tame Tima and Pene te Hapupu and by Te Raiti Tonihi Hone te Matepu, Heremaia Ngato Ngarata te Ture, Hohepini Parakipane by making their marks the same having been first read over and explained to them by an Interpreter of the Court and they appearing fully to understand the meaning and purport hereof in the presence of—

James Booth, R.M.

Richard Booth.

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Signed by the said Akapita te Tewe the same having been first read over and explained to him by an Interpreter of the Court and he appearing fully to understand the meaning and purport of the same in the presence of—

F. E. Hamlin.

Richard Booth, R.M.