Ngakaroro No. 1b Block, Otaki
1876. 8 February.Otaki District.This Deed made the eighth day of February 1876 between Her
Majesty Queen Victoria on the one part and Moroati Kiharoa, Wi Katene te Puoho,
Tipene te Ngakaroro No. 1s.Wahapiro, Hoani Taipua, Hema te Ao, Kipa Whatanui h.c. Ropata te Ao,
Hakaraia Hoani, Neri Puratahi, Paranihia Whawha, Turia Henere h.c. Mere Kipa
h.c. Paranihia Kipa h.c. Karaitiana Tupe, Ria Haukore, Pineaha Mahauariki, Teri
Paerata, Mere Hakaraia, Heni Kipa h.c. Wirihana te Ahuta, Hiria Hoani Taipua,
Matenga Moroati, Arapere Tukuwhare, Hipiha te Rimunui, Takerei te Name, Watihi
te Momono, Henere te Herekau, Heni Tiriwa, Pute Kiaroa, Inia te Reinga, Ihakara
Tukumaru, Ema Tukumaru, Eparaima Mahauariki, Hakopa Mahauariki, Waiata Tawharu,
Mohi Tawharu, Henare Roera, Taitimu Hoani Taipua, Katarina te Puke, Rahera
Matenga, Paramena Takirau, Rihi Moroati and Tipene Wahapiro 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 six hundred and thirty
pounds (£630 . 0 . 0) by Her Majesty paid to the Vendors on the execution hereof
(and the >Receipt for £630.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 six thousand and seventy five acres or thereabouts
known or called Ngakaroro No. 1b 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
Whatihi te Momono.
Tipene te Wahapiro.
Hoani Taipua x his mark.
Ropata te Ao.
Epiha te Rimunui.
Ema Ihakara x her mark.
Araperi Tukuwhare x his mark.
Mere Hakaraia x her mark.
Paranihia Whawha x her mark.
Karaitiana Tupe x his mark.
Inia te Reinga.
Name x his mark.
Mohi Tawharu x his mark.
Taitimu Hoani Taipua x by Hoani Taipua his father.
Kipa te Whatanui.
Katarina te Puke x her mark.
Tipene te Wahapiro.
Heni Kipa x her mark.
Signed by the said Mohi Tawharu by affixing his mark he being unable to
write and by the said Tipene te Wahapiro and Tipene te Wahapiro the same
having been first 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—
H. Halse, Judge,
N.L. Court, Wellington.