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

Pukehou No. 5b Block, Otaki District

Pukehou No. 5b Block, Otaki District.

1875. 16 February. Otaki District.This Deedmade the sixteenth day of February 1876 between Her Majesty Queen Victoria of the one part and Hema te Ao, Ropata te Ao, Hoani Taipua, Moroati Pukehou No. 5b. Kiharoa, Katarina te Puke, Hiria Hoani Taipua, Ema Tukumaru, Hipora Eruera te Whioi, Makareta Taherangi, Reweti Ropata, Hema Ropata, Hakaraia Hoani te Reinga, Mere Hakaraia te Waru, Ria Haukoraki, Mere Kipa h.c. Tore Tore, Kipa Whatanui, h.c. Puihi Henare Roera h.c. Hoani Tawhiri, Areta Hoani Taipua, Ripeka Katipo, Pitiera Hoani Taipua, Matenga Maroati, Wirihana te Ahuta and Inia Hoani te Reinga all of the Manawatu District 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 and twenty pounds £220 . 0 . 0 by Her Majesty paid Receipt for £220. to the Vendors on the execution hereof (and the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) the Vendors do and each of them doth hereby surrender convey and assure unto Her said Majesty All that block or parcel of land containing two thousand four hundred and twenty two acres or thereabouts and known or called, Pukehou No. 5b as the same is more particularly described in the schedule hereto and delineated on the plan drawn on this Deed and colored red, together with all rights and appurtenances thereto belonging or appertaining. To hold the said land and premises with the 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.

Hema te Ao.
Mere Hakaraia te Waru x her mark.
Ropata te Ao.
Hoani Taipua x his mark.
Ria Haukoraki x her mark.
Katarina te Puke x her mark.
Mere Kipa.
Hiria H Tipua.
Tore Tore x her mark.
Ema Tukumaru x her mark.
Kipa te Whatanui.
Hipora Eruera Te Whioi x her mark.
Ruihi Henare Roera x her mark.
Hoani Tawhiri.
Makareta Taherangi x her mark.
Areta Hoani Taipua.
Reweti Ropata x his mark.
Ripeka Katipo.
Hema Ropata x his mark.
Pitiera Hoani Taipua.
Hakaraia Hoani te Reinga.
Inia Hoani Te Reinga.

Signed by the said Hoani Taipua by making his mark he being unable to write owing to injury to his hand, Katarina te Puke, Reweti Ropata, Hema Ropata, Mere Hakaraia te Waru, Ria Haukoraki, Tore page 151 Tore, Ruihi Henare Roera, by making their marks, they being unable to write and by Hema te Ao, Ropata te Ao, Hiria Hoani Taipua, Hakaraia Hoani te Reinga Mere Kipa, Kipa Whatanui, Areta Hoani Taipua, Pitiera Hoani Taipua and Inia Hoani te Reinga the same having been previously read over and explained to them in the Maori language by an Interpreter of the Court they appearing fully to understand the meaning and purport thereof in the presence of—

James Booth, R.M.

Richard Booth.